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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 57m 40s
Overall Rank = 95/797
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/63
Pre-race routine:

Grabbed a coffee and drove to race.
Event warmup:

10 minute easy jog and 5 minute swim.
  • 07m 36s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s
  • 31m 8s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.58 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

I dropped my hat on the way out of transition. That cost me a few seconds but would not have affected my results anyway.
What would you do differently?:

Hold onto my hat!
  • 16m 15s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

I think I could have pushed myself a bit more. I had way too much kick left at the finish and did not get that nauseau feeling until 100 yards left to go. A sign that I could have been pushing a bit more earlier in the run.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself a little harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some Pure Sport and had a beer chaser.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I took the last few weeks off from training because of work.

I'm happy that it looks like I did not lose that much fitness as a result.

Event comments:

This is an extremely well run event.

Last updated: 2010-05-10 12:00 AM
00:07:36 | 328 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 24/63
Overall: 262/797
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back in mucky water.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:08 | 11.2 miles | 21.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/63
Overall: 43/797
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty flat.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:16:15 | 02 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/63
Overall: 317/797
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-05-10 8:44 AM

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Austin, TX
Subject: The Rookie Tri

2010-05-10 11:23 AM
in reply to: #2848033

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Subject: RE: The Rookie Tri
Thanks for posting a report on this one, I was driving up 35 yesterday morning and saw everyone heading out on the bike course.  How was the swim?  I saw they have another one here later in the summer and it just seems the water would get pretty warm, muddy and well just nasty. 

2010-05-10 7:35 PM
in reply to: #2848500

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Austin, TX
Subject: RE: The Rookie Tri
I think you summed up the water perfectly Smile

Except for the water quality, it is a fun place to do a tri.
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