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La Porte, Texas
United States
Tri on the run
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 42m 24s
Overall Rank = 9/82
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early, had a bowl of oatmeal and a 5hr energy(instead of coffee). I have been sick for the past few days so I had to deal with some stomach issues, leaving me a bit dehydrated and weak before the race. We drove down to La Porte and got set up for the race.
Event warmup:

Ran about a mile nice and easy.
  • 12m 36s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 18s  min/mile

It didn't take long for me to realize that I could push as hard as I did a couple of months ago. I lost a lot of that top end speed. This felt a lot harder than it was.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

Pretty quick here. I'm fairly pleased
What would you do differently?:

Remember to tape my Gu to the bike instead of having to stick it in my shorts!
  • 53m 55s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 20.74 mile/hr

Once again, my lack of fitness was obvious fairly quickly. I couldn't push very hard and just had to keep it steady. I felt like I was fighting the cross wind for most of the ride. My calves started to cramp near the end.
What would you do differently?:

Once again, train more, especially riding in the aero position. I've been riding in large groups too much that don't give me opportunities to train in my bars.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Pretty quick again.
  • 34m 26s
  • 5 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

It took me a mile to get the cramps in my calves worked out, but fortunately they're used to running. Considering how little training I've done, I'm fairly pleased with this run and I think that with a little more training I could go much faster. By this point the heat was out and the humidity was a killer. I tried to keep it steady but was very happy to see the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice towel over the shoulders, massage and get out of the sun!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I just need to get back into doing real training. I've been running and cycling, but not with any intensity. I also need to take some electrolyte replacements.

Event comments:

Good race for a fairly small venue. I like the location. The course wasn't great, but it was well supported and safe. I'd do this again.

Last updated: 2010-06-09 12:00 AM
00:12:36 | 02 miles | 06m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 9/82
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:53:55 | 18.64 miles | 20.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 22/82
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: A fairly flat open course with lots of wind. Two overpasses that I actually had to change gears for.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:26 | 05 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 5/82
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back. Houses blocked the wind.
Keeping cool Below 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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-06-14 5:53 PM

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