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Baytown, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 28m 25s
Overall Rank = 23/178
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 3/21
Pre-race routine:

woke up a 4am to get ready for the drive. Took a shower and left. I had a PB&J, coffee and water on the way.
Event warmup:

Ran a little with some strides. Just enough to calm the nerves.
  • 11m 11s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

First time to start in the middle. It was not to bad, but for sure got the heart rate up. water was clear enough to see feet so I knew when I was coming up on someone. I ran into a few from the previous waves who may have been standing to cath there breath.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more. I thought this is what I would swim, but during the swim I thought I needed to train more. This seems to be the recurring theme in my training.
Transition 1
  • 00m 49s

I wish people would not stop side by side figuring out how to clip in pedals during a race.
What would you do differently?:

Sign up earlier to get a rack closer to bike exit.
  • 46m 19s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.73 mile/hr

My goal was to avg closer to 23, but I guess I am not ready for that yet. The headwind out was not nice at all and it felt like a continuous incline going out. At the turn around I saw a rider go down and it looked bad. He was sitting up, but it sounded bad when it happened. After the turn we had a tailwind and I flew the rest of the way. I was glad no one flew past me like I was standing still.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get some interval training in. I think this limited my ability to hammer longer. I just need more miles more miles and some more miles.
Transition 2
  • 00m 33s

Yanks and going sockless makes for a fast transition.
  • 29m 41s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile

I was gassed for the entire run. I never hurt, but I just could not catch my breath. During my brincks in training I would feel better by mile 2, but I think the heat and humidity may have drained my go fast. My goal was to run closer to 7 minute miles, but I just could not get there. This leads me back to swim and bike more and I will hit my 7 min mile goal.
What would you do differently?:

bike more
Post race
Warm down:

drink water,double daves, huged son (wife denied my hug because of sweat and smell), and thanked my dad for comming out

What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat, humidity and not swiming and biking enough

Event comments:

This was the first race for me to do with the AG. I still am 220 pounds, but I want to be fast so I thought I would push harder racing with the age groupers. When the results were first show I was 4th place and I was dissapointed. why? I am very competitive! I had a goal of 1:25 and I missed by a few minutes. For the first time I think I do not train near hard enough, but things will change. I hooked direc TV up in the garage so I can get on the trainer when it is dark so I can get interval and tempo training in. I want to shave 49 minutes off my HIM time and this race was a wake up call. Now I am off to find money for a power tap, garmin and coach- LOL

Last updated: 2010-05-09 12:00 AM
00:11:11 | 656 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/21
Overall: 0/178
Course: clockwise triangular.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:49
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:19 | 16 miles | 20.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/21
Overall: 0/178
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back. FLAT
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:41 | 04 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 0/178
Performance: Average
Course: out and back on flat feader road
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-05-24 8:30 AM

Montgomery, Tx
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