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Clear Lake International Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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League City, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
100F / 38C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, had some coffee and cherrios, then showered and headed to the event.
Event warmup:

Set up transition then went for a quick swim to get acclimated and warmed up.
  • 00m
  • 1640 yards
  • / 100 yards

This swim felt a lot longer than 1500m, but I have no idea what my time was yet so it could have just seemed long. Was feeling pretty refreshed as I swam and not tiring myself out. New the 3/4 point the water began tasting and smelling like diesel fuel and for some reason my cap tightened up around my head.
What would you do differently?:

Continue training in the pool for speed and at the lake for endurance.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Ran with the bike shoes on again and felt fine. I had room to run and jump on the bike and I was able to successfully get rolling.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, maybe increase speed in the transition but I didn't forget anything and got out in what I felt was good time.
  • 1h 29m 58s
  • 28.62 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

Ran out of water with about 5 miles to go and it was way to hot for that to happen. Noticed cramps beginning to build as it got later and later into the ride so I knew it wouldn't be a good run.
What would you do differently?:

Have extra water in the transition area and make sure I'm fully hydrated prior to the start of the race.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Dismount was fine but I started really feeling my legs burn and knew something was wrong. Was hoping I could run/walk the 10k.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing in the transition. I still think this came down to training and pre-race prep.
  • 52m
  • 3.93 miles
  • 13m 14s  min/mile

This is by far the worst feeling I've ever had, my legs completely cramped up and I ended up pulling out of the race 4 miles in. I was barely able to walk so I wasn't going to be able to walk the last two miles. I would attribute this to a lack of training in the heat and not taking enough water with me on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

More training, better hydration pre and during the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Ended up sitting on the curb for a while drinking water and gatorade before getting up to try and walk. Was able to walk out the cramps but didn't get back to feeling normal until later in the day.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I can attribute this as a hydration issue, but I'm also going to blame me lack of training for the 10k distance during the heat of the last few months.

Event comments:

Still a well put on race by Outloud Productions and I like the new venue. Would liked to have had more drink stations on the running course and maybe some wet sponges, but that could be because I didn't hydrate well enough so I won't include that as a knock on Outloud.

Last updated: 2011-06-26 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1640 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Two separate loops around the marina.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:29:58 | 28.62 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops; 2094 to 270 to NASA 1 to 146 back to 2094
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:52:00 | 03.93 miles | 13m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Three loops around the marina.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Ok
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

2011-08-30 5:14 PM

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League City, TX
Subject: Clear Lake International Triathlon - Olympic Course

2011-09-02 2:08 PM
in reply to: #3666469

Crosby, Texas
Subject: RE: Clear Lake International Triathlon - Olympic Course
The bike kinda wrecked me too. I brought enough water for 24.8mi (Oly), not for 29.0. That left me whacked for the run.
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