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Oil Man Texas Triathlon - Formerly Iron Star Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Conroe, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
Total Time = 7h 37m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydes
Age Group Rank = 19/23
Pre-race routine:

wake up 4:30 drink a gator aide prime, and had a muscle milk shake.
Event warmup:

not much, i was the in the second wave so got wet suit on and stood in line
  • 48m 5s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

The water was COLD!!! the head race official said the water temp was 70 but all the local fishing reports say it is in the 63-65 range. I know the head judge took the temp at the edge of the swim entrance were it was knee high, not sure if this was the official,or part of an average she took, but either way it was
What would you do differently?:

The first 1/4 mile i could not breath and was having trouble with my goggles. I was not ready for the cold.
Not do a race this late in the year, or with the water this cold.
Transition 1
  • 04m 14s

did good in T1, i am a minimalist and usually have very little to get on and out of transition. the run from swim exit to transition was long and that is where most of my time was from
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 35m 14s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.61 mile/hr

Just need more time in the saddle, you can look at my logs, prior to this race i did not do much riding, and nothing over 2 hours.
What would you do differently?:

ride more, mostly hard, some easy.
Transition 2
  • 03m 20s

I thought this would be my longest transition, dont know how other could take longer than 3 min, i was calm, sat down to put my shoes on, had a gu, grabbed a powerbar and was off.
What would you do differently?:

forgot to undo my shoes and got to the dismonut line before i realized i needed to do so. remember to unbucle my shoes prior to the dismount line

  • 3h 05m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14m 07s  min/mile

I am a slow runner. on a good day i can run 11 min miles with fresh legs so coming off the bike this is not bad for me. I just need to train more and run more to get better. maybe include some speed work and some bricks.
What would you do differently?:

run more, mostly easy some hard. Also do more bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

sat down under a tent

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my talent/training

Event comments:

This was the first race i have done that did not run out of water or gator-aide during the run. It is a well run race. I have done others from this group and i will do more.

Last updated: 2011-09-26 12:00 AM
00:48:05 | 2112 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot Sleveless
Course: was a rectangle, long back strech, made it easy to get into the groove and swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:14
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:35:14 | 56 miles | 15.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 1 loop with a short out and back. nice course through pretty scenery. rolling hills, nothing to bad. There was a long section (10 miles maybe) of chip-seal which is very rough. It was not a good ride and lots of people lost bottles that shook lose. it is not normally like this they just decided to repave the roads, to close to the race and the course could not be changed. Nothing the race organizers could do about it.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:05:00 | 13.1 miles | 14m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 3 loop course, throught a neighborhood.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-11-07 8:58 AM

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