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Woodlands, Texas
United States
The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 19m 35s
Overall Rank = 149/739
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 23/79
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15am and had bagel with fruit jam and OJ.
Event warmup:

  • 09m 6s
  • 547 yards
  • 01s / 100 yards

Felt strong during the swim and thought only a handful of folks were ahead of me, but my time reflects a different story. My garmin said it took 9:56, but my chip time is 9:06. If course wasn't long, then I am backsliding. Coach has me swimming easy pace long swims with no intervals.
What would you do differently?:

Swim Faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

Good improvements over last year
  • 42m 40s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.09 mile/hr

Felt like i had to push harder than I expected to...again training has been a lot of base miles at low wattage.
What would you do differently?:

be faster
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Smooth except for forgetting my garmin on my bike, which was an issue since RunFar screwed up the timing again.
What would you do differently?:

Not forget Garmin
  • 24m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

Bested last year by over 2 minutes. Training is working here !!
What would you do differently?:

Be a little faster. Lost four positions in AG on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a message and ate some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slower than expected swim and bike

Event comments:

Swag was great, but Post race wasn't as good as last year. Only water and beer to drink afterwards...I like gatorade or coke. Run Far had me listed on the unofficial results as "unknown", so I filled out one of the correction slips and it looks like they got my name right. However, there are several females in my AG listing and my swim is wrong based upon my garmin, which is usually right on. Probably will have to repost adjusted times and rankings if they fix it.

Last updated: 2011-02-15 12:00 AM
00:09:06 | 547 yards | 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/79
Overall: 117/739
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Rectangluar out and back in Lake Woodlands
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:40 | 15 miles | 21.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/79
Overall: 174/739
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Flat and fast course around Woodlands
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 87
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:58 | 03.11 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/79
Overall: 243/739
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-08 6:17 PM

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Houston, Texas
Subject: CB&I Tri - The Woodlands

2012-03-09 11:10 AM
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Subject: RE: CB&I Tri - The Woodlands


Any advice for a first time tri girl? I'm a runner not a swimmer, the swimming part has me freaked out, afraid I'll turn around and leave.... I'm working on endurance and not speed. Thinking about staying towards the edges. Got any tips?

2012-03-13 9:58 AM
in reply to: #4088639

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Houston, Texas
Subject: RE: CB&I Tri - The Woodlands
Just let everyone in a rush go out before you.  I would then stay as close to the buoys as possible.  you don't want to swim extra distances.  Also, be prepared for a little bumping and don't let it set you off your goal of finishing. 
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