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288 Lake Aquathlon - Aquathlon

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Houston, Texas
United States
Onurmark Productions
85F / 29C
Total Time = 8h 30m
Overall Rank = 21/37
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate some peanut butter crackers on the way over. Had about a hour drive but with no traffic took less than 45. Took some time to stop for some water and powder to put in my shoes/socks
Event warmup:

Ran about a mile, basically the majority of the track plus some on the little road. Swam just a few strokes to get my self wet.
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Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 11m 40s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

This race was a much tighter than the race I did in Kemah (Sprint) I was actually more compressed here, probably because while it was a smaller overall field, the shot start vs the waves and the small beach area we took off from made for a pretty tight starting area.

I took one elbow to the mouth at about the first bouy (maybe 1/3rd through the swim). At that time I was really tight between a woman and a guy, I let the woman pass me and continued on.

I need to work on my speed as I was more BOP than I thought. For my age group / Clyde I was 4 of 17 at Kemah. No AG here, but I am pretty sure I was in the bottom 10/20 %.
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s

Leaned on the table a bit, took over a minute, should have been less. I might have to move away from socks someday.
What would you do differently?:

practice more
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  • 1 miles
  • 10m  min/mile

I was more worn out than I should have been, this happened in Kemah after the swim as well. Luckily next week I have a bike in between to rest. I was fairly thirsty and should have had watter in transiton
Post race
Warm down:

Ate a bannana, waited for my wife to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't drink anything in transition, need to warm up more on the swim.

Event comments:

This is perfect for those who want a easy, cheap, low intensity training race.

Last updated: 2011-04-22 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Keeping cool Drinking
Time:  00:00
Putting on cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting out of shoes:
00:11:40 | 547 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Suit: Tri Suit / no wetsuit
Course: Big circle.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time:  00:44
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Good
Getting into shoes: Below average
00:10:00 | 01 miles | 10m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Course: Run around the lake and back. It is a grass course and not leveled etc. mostly flat with a very small hill on the east side. For those familar with Lake 288 you run from the beach, around the east side to the north side and all the way to the road on the west, then turn around and run back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-04-24 10:40 PM

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Subject: 288 Lake Aquathlon

2011-04-25 7:51 AM
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Spring, TX
Subject: RE: 288 Lake Aquathlon
Sounds like a great event to get some OWS experience.  Great job heading out there and keeping it all in perspective!
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