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Stonebridge Ranch Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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McKinney, Texas
United States
79F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 32m 18s
Overall Rank = 55/211
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/24
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race early. Set up transition. Only a few bikes in my area when I got there. No issues getting a good spot on the rack. After my layout was complete I relaxed and sipped some Gatorade up until race start.
Event warmup:

Not much. My swim wave started 4 minutes after the first wave and it was cool so a warmup would not have done much. I got the shoulders loosened up a bit.
  • 33m 2s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Water was 1 degree too warm to use wetsuits. Swim waves were ordered a bit strange. The waves were Open, all women, M 0-39, M 40-up. This causes a lot of congestion as the mens waves overtook many of the women. Lots of congestion at the buoys.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I didn't have much time to train for the swim due to schedule constraints.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s

Long run into transition. Had to run down a big steep hill that was grassy and wet. Otherwise it was fine. Exit to the bike course was a bit strange as you had to ramp over a wide median in a road to get to the mount/dismount line.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. I need to push a bit harder while running in and out of transition.
  • 1h 08m 59s
  • 24 miles
  • 20.87 mile/hr

During the second lap the wind started to pick up out of the north. Aero position was definitely a help. Because the course was 4 laps there were a lot of bikes on the course. Definitely came across lots of people who were drafting on purpose.
What would you do differently?:

Work on carrying a bit more speed through the corners and timing my passing better so I don't get caught in line waiting for a gap to pass.
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

Running without shoes caused alot of dirt and grass to get on the feet as I crossed the median into transition. I had to take a little extra time to clean the feet before I got the shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Not use socks. I just got new shoes 2 weeks earlier and was not comfortable running a 10K without socks in these shoes.
  • 46m 41s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

My goal was to go sub 8 min/mile. The cool air helped keep the core temperature in check. Only a few people passed me and I kicked it in hard at the end and passed 4 people in the last 400M.
What would you do differently?:

Start pushing the pace a little earlier. I started to speed up at mile 4 and I think I should have kicked it up at mile 3.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much, walked around a bit and shook out the muscles. Then tried to get warm.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Low amount of swim fitness.

Event comments:

Lots of volunteers. Bike course was well policed and intersections were almost all staffed. Run course was well marked.

Last updated: 2010-03-01 12:00 AM
00:33:02 | 1640 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 91/211
Performance: Average
Suit: NONE
Course: 2 laps in small lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:08:59 | 24 miles | 20.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 65/211
Performance: Good
AHR 150 Avg Cadence 88
Wind: Strong
Course: 4 laps. Only a few moderate hills to climb. Roads are all concrete with a few brick cross walks.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:46:41 | 06.21 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 49/211
Performance: Good
AHR 157
Course: Out and back. Concrete path. Course had 4 tunnels that you went under roads in. The tunnels have a steep drop and rise. Some rolling hills.
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 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

2010-09-27 10:29 AM

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