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Houston, Texas
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 08m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early. I slept great the night before. Everything was ready to go. Got dressed, got the kids ready, ate a PBJ, drank a little coffee. Drove to the race.
Event warmup:

I wasn't very nervous. I got my transition set up. There were tons of helpful people, I ran through the run in/out and bike in/out and felt great. Got in the lake and swam a bit. The race environment was nice, everyone seemed cheerful.

The Otts were there with the girls and Ken took tons of pictures. I felt ready, very supported, and happy.
  • 09m 10s
  • 219 yards
  • 05s / 100 yards

Well, Karen needs more OWS! The lake was shallow and I had a terrible time even swimming at all. I went to the inside, which I had hoped would help, but I just didn't get into a groove. I did the best I could and didn't freak out. I just couldn't find a place to swim. I've never been so happy to be pulled from a lake.
What would you do differently?:

MORE OWS practice.

Even though it sucked, I still did it and I wasn't *dead* last. So that's a win.
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

I dunno why my T1 was so slow. I felt a little shaky out of the lake, and found it impossible to run into transition, but overall, it was good. Ken stood at the end of my rack, found my bike easily.

I ditched cycling gloves, my hands were too wet.

No clipless = fast mount. I felt confident getting on, and not as freaked as I expected. Mount line was clear, easy out.

What would you do differently?:

Run from the swim more.
  • 30m 46s
  • 8 miles
  • 15.60 mile/hr

Felt great on the bike. I passed and was passed about 50/50. Found a lot of power toward the end I could have used earlier in the ride. Clipless would have made me faster, but I was happy to make the time I did.

What would you do differently?:

More time on my bike on the road will fix all of my problems. I didn't even try to drink.

Bike computer would have been great.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

No clipless = lightning T2

Ditched the sunglasses, they were fogging up.
What would you do differently?:

All good here. Remembered to take a sip of water, I was glad.
  • 24m 45s
  • 2 miles
  • 12m 23s  min/mile

Nice run. Legs were tight off the bike and the first little bit was horrible. Loosened up around a quarter mile. I walked when I needed to and was pleased with my pace given the walking I did. I seemed to sweat a lot even though I didn't feel very hot. HR was great even when I was trying to run faster.
What would you do differently?:

Wear the Garmin. I needed the feedback and the motivation. The water at the aid station was COLD and when I drank it choked me. Also took my breath away when I tried to toss some on my neck.
Post race
Warm down:

Hugs, water, towels at the finish. I'm weird about eating right after races so I skipped most of the food. The after party was nice, tons of food and drinks. Kids played, ate and we chatted.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Experience, I am slow. Just need more OWS and bike time.

Event comments:

I couldn't have asked for a better first race. Obviously there were plenty of places to work, but I am so happy with my finish. I had the best cheering team in the whole place.

Happy Mother's Day for sure!!

Last updated: 2011-01-13 12:00 AM
00:09:10 | 219 yards | 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Tri Suit
Course: 200 yard triangle (ish) counterclockwise. Inside of course lined with noodles.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:30:46 | 08 miles | 15.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Through the park.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:45 | 02 miles | 12m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back through the park.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-05-08 9:44 PM

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