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McKinney, Texas
United States
Ironhead Race Productions
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 11m 17s
Overall Rank = 35/130
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/18
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00 to get ready. The usual banana sandwich and coffee.
Event warmup:

Nothing.. just walked around and listened to music. They had some soft rock stuff playing which would have put me to sleep. The transition area sucked. I thought it would be the same place as the King Tut, but it was on the other side of the lake. It a grass field with lots of rocks etc. The run from the water to the transition area was along a little makeshift dam thing with rocks, weeds, etc.
  • 09m 33s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Typical transition. Feet were dirty from the run to transition via the dirt, weed track.
  • 35m 12s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.19 mile/hr

Legs were killing me. Just couldn't get moving fast enough. Mashing the pedals to try and get some kind of speed going, but felt like I was in sand.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Hit more hills I guess.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Forgot to take a shot of my inhaler before the swim, so I had to do that real quick. Otherwise, nothing different.
  • 23m 53s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

Felt spent. Breathing hard. Had my Garmin with me, so I could get my pace. Not sure if it helped by seeing how slow I was going, but it may be helpful in the future.
What would you do differently?:

Lose some weight. It's holding me back. Just 10-15lbs
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around and drank fluids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and weight

Event comments:

First time this race was put on, but Ironhead is not known for frills. It was well organized, just the transition area and roads out sucked. It's the same race as King Tut otherwise, so I will probably just do that one again next year.

Last updated: 2011-04-01 12:00 AM
00:09:33 | 400 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/18
Overall: 0/130
Suit: no
Course: Couldn't get my swim stroke going. Spent at least half the distance just fighting with other swimmers to get an open spot. Finally got open with about 200 meters to go. Wasn't really tired just couldn't push it the way I wanted to.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:12 | 12.43 miles | 21.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/18
Overall: 0/130
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Tons of hills. Forgot that McKinney was so hilly. 80% of the loop was uphill with a slow climb and big climbs. The brick entry and exit onto Virginia sucked big time. I thought I was going to get a flat.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:53 | 03.11 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/18
Overall: 0/130
Performance: Below average
Course: Running paths through McKinney. Nice condition, and not too many hills.
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-05-09 3:00 PM

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