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Austin, Texas
United States
Jack and Adam's Bicycles
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 41m 46s
Overall Rank = 303/1051
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 39/127
Event warmup:

Very short run.

Did a couple of swim sprints right before our wave started.
  • 33m 27s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Pretty good swim. Got stuck behind a few packs.
Tried a buoy trick my coach taught me. It helped me lose one pack.

On the swim out, I smacked a boulder with my hand. Totally shocked me as I did not expect any boulders. And then on teh way back, I found what must have been the only other boulder in the lake. I jammed my hand and it hurt on the pull for a minute or two.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on bilateral breathing. And boulder avoidance.
Transition 1
  • 02m 55s

This is a long transition. You get to run with your bike for a bit.
What would you do differently?:

I need to learn top put my shoes on the bike. Especially fo rthese long haul transitions.
  • 1h 04m 12s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 23.22 mile/hr

What happens when you crush the bike? Well, nothing good on the run!
What would you do differently?:

Just because you can does not mean you should. I really need to learn to pace the bike better.
I wonder if I went just a bit slower how much time would I save on the run?
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s
  • 59m 21s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile

I really need to work on my run. Adn I need to work on my bike pacing.
I suppose at this distance it might not have that much of an impact. I am doing a 1/2 next week and I better pace the bike a lot better than I did today.
What would you do differently?:

I need to dig a little deeper on teh run.
Post race
Warm down:

Enjoyed soem free Fat Tire at the post race area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My run

Event comments:

They really go all out on this race. The post race activities are among the best at any race i have ever done.

Last updated: 2009-08-06 12:00 AM
00:33:27 | 1640 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/127
Overall: 445/1051
Performance: Average
Course: Rectangular loop.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
01:04:12 | 24.85 miles | 23.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/127
Overall: 59/1051
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: False flats with a very short climb in one spot. On eof the downhills had a bit of a rough surface. After my crash last year, I am still a little skittish on rough pavement.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:21 | 06.21 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/127
Overall: 625/1051
Performance: Average
Course: Pretty flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-09-07 7:38 PM

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Austin, TX
Subject: The Austin Triathlon

2009-09-08 9:35 AM
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Subject: RE: The Austin Triathlon
I heard about that boulder from a couple of other friends, thankfully I somehow avoided it! Congrats on the race, you were hauling on that bike split! What 1/2 are you doing?
2009-09-08 11:47 AM
in reply to: #2394415

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Austin, TX
Subject: RE: The Austin Triathlon
Prairieman in Dallas.  It is a flat course but no shade.  I've been trying to run later in teh day to get acclimated to a hot run.
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