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Grapevine, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 40m 5s
Overall Rank = 208/434
Age Group = male 40-44
Age Group Rank = 29/47
Pre-race routine:

Walk to loosen up
Short swim to loosen up
Ate a bagel about an hour and a half before the race
Ate a banana about 30 min before the race
Drank about 20 oz of accelerade 30 min - 1 hr prior to race
Event warmup:

short swim
  • 07m 19s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

The course wasn't very good. You could run halfway to the first buoy - the water was shallow and it made for lots of people swimming on top of each other at the first turn. The distance kept people from really spreading out. That part of the course needs some work.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. I never really settled into a rhythm because of all the bodies constantly banging into each other
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Felt pretty good. cap stuck to head, but that wasn't so bad. Had about a 50 yd run from the beach to the transition area and you were kind of limited to the speed of whomever was in front of you, so that kind of made the swim long. The transiton area had everything going counter-clockwise, so I had some distance to run with my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pick a better location? Not sure what would help.
  • 1h 00m 46s
  • 19 miles
  • 18.76 mile/hr

could have eaten more right away. I got a little tired towards the end of the bike, but I've been a little reluctant to eat anything because it makes me want to yak on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Eat earlier on the bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Felt pretty good on T1 - had to run to the end to rack the bike and then back to the other end to head out.
  • 28m 42s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

stretch, water, accelerade

What limited your ability to perform faster:

was a bit tired

Event comments:

It was pretty good for a first time event. The theme was a little weird, but it was fun.

Last updated: 2005-07-24 12:00 AM
00:07:19 | 500 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/47
Overall: 241/434
Performance: Average
Course: Triangle - not too far out, long back and not too far in to shore
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:00:46 | 19 miles | 18.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 29/47
Overall: 191/434
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops, some mild hills. kind of a fun course to ride
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:42 | 03.11 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/47
Overall: 259/434
Performance: Average
Course: out and back. up hill the first 3/4 mile then a little bit of downhill then flat. made for a nice finish to run downhill.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-09-16 6:34 PM

Keller, TX
Subject: Disco Triathlon
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