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St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
Total Time = 1h 03m 7s
Overall Rank = 26/600
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/52
Event warmup:

We arrived a little past 6AM and set up transition. Thankfully, it was warmer than last year. My Master’s swim coach advised me to warm up with at least 500m, which I did about 20 minutes before start.
  • 05m 28s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

My plan was to start steady, breath every other stroke, and focus on form. I was going to build the pace each lap. Largely, I followed that plan. I felt strong(ish) in the pool, and probably could have gone harder. I finished feeling good. However, my swim time was a bit slower than last year. That might be due to having to run into the pool at start. I doubt it. I was more efficient and wasn’t as tired.
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s

Went to wrong rack. Not having glasses will do that.
  • 34m 36s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.81 mile/hr

My plan was to go pretty hard on the first lap and drop the hammer on the second. I felt strong and was able to stay aero most of the time. I don’t really know how much harder I could have gone, but perhaps some.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

Fingers cold. Tough time putting shoes on.
  • 20m 1s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 26s  min/mile

This is where my training paid off. I remember last year waiting for the run to end. When you’re heading back on the course, you can hear the Irish band playing at the finish line. Unfortunately, you have to snake back to the finish and the music is a tease.
This year, I felt good. I had my hR monitor on and stayed around 180bpm for the first half. I was flying by people. On the way back, my HR drifted up to 185. I kept my turnover quick and breathing steady. Honestly the course seemed shorter this year.

I finished with my fasted 5K time ever. That includes the 2 stand alone 5Ks I’ve run.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate pancakes. Cheered on Paula.

Last updated: 2010-02-22 12:00 AM
00:05:28 | 328 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:36 | 12 miles | 20.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:01 | 03.11 miles | 06m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-03-15 8:53 PM

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Subject: St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon

2010-03-16 3:16 PM
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Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon
good time!
hopefully i'll meet you at the jay benson's tri. i'm also running "run for the zoo" the previous weekend.
2010-03-16 4:32 PM
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Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon
Nice job especially on the run! You killed it!
I also did a PR on my sprint tri run last year and beat my standalone 5k times as well...funny how that works isn't it?!
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