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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
Total Time = 55m 23s
Overall Rank = 65/838
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/63
Pre-race routine:

Typical stuff. Got there early for good transition.
Event warmup:

Ran about a mile with some stretches and strides.
  • 06m 6s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

Went hard right off the start to get ahead of the crowds a little. Managed to get on some feet for a little bit, but not great.

Performance was top 10% in the AG and overall, which is relatively unusual for me. Swim was probably a little long, since the fastest split was 1:23/100 done by a guy that set 3 world records in breaststroke just 2 years ago. He could hold 1:05/100 in that event!
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

Slow transition. Fumbled a few seconds with the speedsuit. Fumbled a few more seconds with sunglasses and helmet. Should have been at least 10 seconds faster, though it wouldn't have helped this year.
  • 31m 37s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.25 mile/hr

Pretty decent AP/NP. Should have been 30 seconds or more faster, but I managed to drop a water bottle on the course. Even though I didn't see a single marshal, I did the right thing and turned back for it.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Good transition here. Only 2 guys in the AG were under a minute.
  • 14m 52s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

Don't think I could have gone harder today. I was sucking wind pretty hard, on the edge of a side cramp.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a massage right away.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not working out at all since Lonestar and not doing enough speedwork for this type of race before that. With reason, this time.

My AG was crazy competitive this year. In past years, any time in the 53-minute range would have pretty much been assured at least 3rd. This year, the winning time was under 50 minutes and that 53 and change would have only gotten you 6th.

Seems like most of the strength was in the bike. It's pretty much unheard of for my swim to place higher in the AG than my bike.

Event comments:

A fun early season race. They changed the run course this year and the resulting finish line area is much less congested, which was their goal. Food is pretty mediocre: generic bulk burgers and bags of chips, cookies, etc. Onward and upward. The Couples is next where my partner and I should place in our division, which isn't that hard since there are tons of them. The real focus now is on Jack's Generic in August. I swear I'm going to crack the podium for my AG at some point. Doing it there is a long stretch, but not impossible.

Last updated: 2010-04-09 12:00 AM
00:06:06 | 328 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/63
Overall: 67/838
Performance: Good
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:42
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:37 | 11.2 miles | 21.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/63
Overall: 49/838
Performance: Average
AP: 207 NP: 218
Course: Garmin says the ride was 11.4 mph, not the 11.2 the RD says. More inclined to believe the Garmin.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:52 | 02 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/63
Overall: 181/838
Performance: Good
Don't know my avg HR, but it was pretty much pegged around 179-180.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-05-09 2:44 PM

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