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Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Austin, Texas
United States
Capital of TexasTriathlon
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clyde Masters
Age Group Rank = 10/30
Pre-race routine:

PB & Banana Sandwich and a drive to the race.
Event warmup:

Did a little stretching but they didn't let anyone in the water to warm up, so I hung out with some friends until I staged to start.
  • 31m 37s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Felt pretty good throughout this swim. I caught a couple of mouthfuls of water that didn't help much but I pushed through it and found some good drafting along the course. The swim seemed a little long and I thought that I was faster than my time indicated. (I have read that it was up to 300M long, so I feel better about that.)
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder early. I think I settled for the first draft I could find and could have gone a little harder to find someone faster to pull me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 49s

Didn't have many problems in T1. I did get distracted when I heard a friend's name called and slowed down to look for him when I should have focused on getting on the bike. No excuses, though. It was a "squirrel moment" for me.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on getting out w/out getting distracted.
  • 1h 12m 49s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.48 mile/hr

I had some pain in the glutes toward the end of the race but I was pretty comfortable throughout. The course was very crowded on my last 2 laps and I think I lost some time navigating through slower riders. Again, no excuses, and I'm not the only one that had to deal with that but it was out there.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 2
  • 03m 47s

Think this went okay for me. Not fast but not slow, either.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 1h 15m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 08s  min/mile

I'm slow, so I can't really complain about the run. Running, for me, is something that I slog through. As long as I remember to stay focused on form, I can run for a long time, just not fast. The course was a little long due to some construction downtown but that's okay. (That means I'm not as slow as I thought I was. Still slow, but not as slow.)
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I need to do more Z4 training during my runs to build some speed. I don't have a problem recovering but would like to be able to run a little faster on shorter runs.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a bunch of fluids in me and tried to stay out of the sun.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Needed to train a little more but I'm relatively satisfied. I would have liked to have been about 5 minutes faster off the bike but I wasn't. The run was a little slower that I would have liked but that is due to a lack of run training. It will come.

Last updated: 2009-11-12 12:00 AM
00:31:37 | 1640 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Single loop in Town Lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:49 | 24.85 miles | 20.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 4-loops through downtown Austin
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:15:25 | 06.21 miles | 12m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 2-loop run through downtown
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2010-06-01 9:09 AM

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