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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
High Five Events, LLC
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 34m 56s
Overall Rank = 319/627
Age Group = F20-24
Age Group Rank = 5/18
Pre-race routine:

Ate a piece of toast, set up transition.
Event warmup:

200m swim warm-up
  • 13m 7s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 24s / 100 yards

Awful, awful, awful. Did I say awful? Started in the worst position possible. Swam the whole way and somehow was this slow. Goggles filled up with water multiple times, something that didn't happen in my warm-up. Lost my time chip in the last 200m.. It fell off my ankle! I panicked and stupidly dove down to try to find it.. I don't know what I was thinking! I was just happy to be out of the water when it was done.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to practice swimming in ow more.. Maybe do some mock open water swims. I really am bad at this.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

Great transition.. I sprinted the whole way haha. Had Velcro transition shoes this time and didn't wear socks.. That helped immensely!
What would you do differently?:

  • 53m 23s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 15.51 mile/hr

Ahh I just hate this. I wish I could be faster on the bike.. I just don't know how.I feel like I pass so many people and I don't get passed.. But my time and speed is always subpar for my expectations. I had never practiced on these kind of huge hills before so this course was definitely a challenge. Also, the road was very rough so it was harder to pick up speed and maintain it. One guy that passed me on the bike told me that I was "working too hard" and needed to switch into a harder gear. He said I was pedaling too fast. I don't understand? I was going 90-100 cadence..
What would you do differently?:

Practice hills more. More time in the saddle
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

I forgot where to put my bike! Once I found it though my transition was relatively quick.
What would you do differently?:

Remember where to rack my Bike
  • 26m 9s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

I was proud of my run! I felt like I did really well and held a constant pace. Especially for the difficulty of the bike portion. It was very hot and I was very thirsty though. I think this was to be expected.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I think/hope with more practice I can improve on my running
Post race
Event comments:

This race is really neat. It's a great atmosphere! So much fun.

Last updated: 2011-07-31 12:00 AM
00:13:07 | 547 yards | 02m 24s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/18
Overall: 472/627
Performance: Bad
Suit: Tri Shorts and sports bra
Course: One lap around an island
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 00:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:23 | 13.8 miles | 15.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 413/627
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: One big, super hilly loop! Road was in terrible condition 90% of time bc of the lack of rain. It seemed like it was uphill 40%, flat 40%, and downhill 20%.. but this could have been my imagination.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 97
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:09 | 03 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 236/627
Performance: Good
Course: An out and back on a road and then a half lap around a lake on a path.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-07-31 5:05 PM

Charlotte, North Carolina
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