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Sugar Land, Texas
United States
Out Loud Productions
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 09m 51s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/62
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4am, got in the car (all ready packed) and ate a bagel with peanut butter and sipped some water and gatorage.
Event warmup:

Met some fellow BT's, set up my transition area and relaxed. Went for a short run to start sweating and then went for a short swim. It was very muggy at 97% humidity
  • 13m 58s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

My ranking says it all! Only swam 2 times since Ironman 70.3 Texas so my swim was very poor. I knew it would be going in, so I didn't expect alot. I did manage to get into a rhythm on the the way back in and I felt good enough all things considered.
What would you do differently?:

Train. Starting June 21st will be swimming 4 times a week.
Transition 1
  • 01m 46s

How is every thing good and average but the time was so poor? Simple... the dropdown didn't have "fire ants" as an option. When I got to T1 there were fire ants on my cycling shoes!!!!!!!! I'm allergic to fire ants! Seeing as I didn't want to end up in the hospital I took my time and brushed my shoes off with a towel prior to putting them on.
What would you do differently?:

Spray my shoes with some "bug be gone".
  • 29m 41s
  • 11 miles
  • 22.23 mile/hr

The bike went very well. The neighborhood area gave me time to get my heart rate down from T1, after that I got into a good pace. Had a slight wind out and a slight tailwind back, but overall wind had little affect. The best thing about the ride was getting "block" by the motorcycle official. I yelled out "on your left" and they moved right and let me pass. Never thought I would pass one of the officials. The official came up to me after the race an apologized for blocking very cool but unnecessary. We had a good laugh about the situation.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. My goal was 22 and I ended up with 22.2. Still need to work on my ability to push harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No T2 info. Got added in with my run time. I know it was slow because there were now fire ants on my run shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Call a pest company and have the transition area sprayed prior to the race.
  • 24m 24s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Run felt good..... was very muggy but actually felt pretty good during the run. The pace of 8:08 per mile actually includes my T2 time so if I conservatively estimate a T2 time of 1:30 (probably longer due to fire ants) it puts my run pace at 7:37 per mile and 13th age group rank (But we will never know). When I saw the 8:08 I was a bit disappointed because I thought I put forth a better effort and I just really wanted to go sub 8 after a good bike.
What would you do differently?:

I'm definitely better at running a slower pace for a longer distance. I need to work on speed, but still want to stay healthy. Just need to find the balance.
Post race
Warm down:

Some cold water, and even colder SHINER!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No excuses! It was the same for everybody. I just need to train harder and smarter than 20 guys ahead of me.

Event comments:

It was a very good race. Well organized, and well supported.

Last updated: 2010-05-26 12:00 AM
00:13:58 | 600 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 50/62
Overall: 62/
Performance: Bad
Suit: NO
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:46
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:29:41 | 11 miles | 22.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/62
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Some neighborhood riding then an out and back with a dogleg.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:24:24 | 03 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/62
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Loop around the neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-07 12:57 PM

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2010-06-07 1:07 PM
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Triathlete Nation ~ Texas!
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Great race Justin! Keep working hard and you'll continue to reap the benefits.  Way to go!
2010-06-07 1:12 PM
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Payson, AZ
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Those ants really had it in for you.  Good solid race. 

2010-06-07 1:17 PM
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Nice effort despite the transition woes...good seeing you there!
2010-06-07 1:51 PM
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Great race.  Always awesome seeing you out there!
2010-06-07 1:55 PM
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great race man.  getting fast on that run!   awesome job with that warm down!!!!

2010-06-07 2:08 PM
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Cypress, Texas
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Great race.  It was nice meeting you.  Strong bike segment and run!  When you passed me on the bike I thought to myself "Hey there is Houstonrider...there goes Houston rider..." and away you went.  Job well done sir.
2010-06-07 2:44 PM
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Houston, Texas
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Solid race and good bike/run splits.  Swim fitness is the first to go.  If I'm out of the pool more than a week my endurance goes to hell.  Thanks for reminding me.....I had ants all over my stuff by the end of the race.
2010-06-07 3:22 PM
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Rowlett, TX
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All you need is an Epi pin in your transition bag next time and no worries. Shoes on and shot in the leg and you are off. Super solid Bike and run.
2010-06-07 4:01 PM
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Too bad about the fire ants but great race!!
2010-06-07 4:16 PM
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Houston, TX
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That really stinks about the fire ants and them not getting your T2 split time.  I'm sure you did sub 8/mile but it would just look so much prettier in bold print on the race results...wouldn't it?  Great racing out there on a very humid and hot day!

2010-06-07 10:25 PM
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Great Race!  Way to get sub 8 first!  22+ what's next? 23??  Great seeing ya out there.  Might be one of the only races I get to high five you coming out of T2 that I actually competed in.
2010-06-08 6:01 PM
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Lancaster, PA
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Great job on the race.. sorry to hear about the T1 issue... solid bike & run 
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