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Galveston, Texas
United States
EndorFUN Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 07m 58s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 34/97
Pre-race routine:

Stayed in Texas City. Oly was at 8:30 but came in early to cheer for the Sprinters at 7am.
Event warmup:

Stretched multiple times as the race kept getting pushed back and then the swim portion was eventually canceled.

High winds was the reason/
  • 00m
  • 1500 meters
  • / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 1h 17m 26s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr

Wish I pushed a little harder on the out. Thought it was more of a crosswind and didn't expect the headwind coming back.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on the out.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

Okay time. Little slow as I was wear testing the next years Brooks Defyance 4's and just kept shoe strings instead of putting in yankz. Probably only cost a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

  • 48m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

The heat really got to me about a mile in. The sun was brutal and I wasn't ready for it. I was hoping to do about 46 in the run so I wasn't too far off. Lots of great volunteers and lots of fun.
What would you do differently?:

Take a GU at transition for an energy boost.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, pizza, beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and wind.

Event comments:

Keith made the right decision in canceling the swim. Always best to error on the side of caution and it would have been difficult to support this swim with the high winds. I was disappointed as this swim leg was going to be a measurement of my swim ability for the IronStar HIM. But we all still had a great time and made the best of an otherwise beautiful Texas day!

Last updated: 2010-03-17 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1500 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:17:26 | 24.85 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Out and back up the seawall. Out was good, back was brutal into the headwind.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:40 | 06.21 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: lots of turns as we weaved through Moody Gardens.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-04-26 11:13 AM

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Subject: Lone Star Triathlon Festival

2010-04-26 2:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Lone Star Triathlon Festival
That is some niiiiice racing, despite the swim cancellation! Congrats and GOOD JOB!!!
Also, do you have any triathlons lined up prior to your HIM?! Even if it is a Sprint distance, it'll give you a better idea of what the swim portion of a tri is like. You can treat a Sprint as a multisport training workout, and not a RACE race if that helps with planning your training schedule.
Again, awesome job!! 
2010-04-27 3:11 PM
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Great job Jeff. Sorry your swim got cancelled-great run! 
2010-04-29 8:47 AM
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good job man!  yeah to bad about the swim but right call.  you're gonna rock ironstar!
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