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Baytown, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 14m 34s
Overall Rank = 10/182
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Slept about 3 hours, drove to Baytown and got set up in transition. I got there about 5:15, so I had my choice of transition spots. I ate a banana about 4 am, drank some gatorade and had some shot blocks while driving.
Event warmup:

About a 2 mile jog with some pickups. I meant to swim, but got distracted.
  • 06m 17s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 03s / 100 yards

This swim was definitely a short course. No way it was 600yds. I started off hard and fast to get ahead of the group and then settled in for a comfortable swim. Not a bad result considering that I've only been int he pool twice in the previous 2 months...
What would you do differently?:

Need new swim goggles.
Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

A little slow because I decided to wear a wetsuit and didn't have my shoes clipped in. Stil a pretty smooth transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 40m 45s
  • 16 miles
  • 23.56 mile/hr

This was an okay ride. It was crowded on the way out, which helped with some drafting, but the way back had a headwind and was much more open due to the thinned out crowd. I averaged 255W (95% of FTP), which is probably about right. I still feel like I should have pushed harder
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder and stayed focused in the middle of the ride.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s

Good transition.
  • 25m 56s
  • 4 miles
  • 06m 29s  min/mile

This was a pretty poor run, but not surprising considering that I had to take 5 months off from running. It'll come back. The course was crowded and it was very difficult to know how far I'd run.
Post race
Warm down:

I ran right through the finish line and straight to transition to grab my bike and head home. Wasn't able to stick around for awards or food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Run course is pretty poorly set up. The same out and back twice and it was easy for people to cut the course. Also, the timing company RunWild, did a poor job as usual.

Last updated: 2012-04-10 12:00 AM
00:06:17 | 600 yards | 01m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 19/182
Performance: Good
Suit: Nineteen
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:40:45 | 16 miles | 23.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 9/182
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out 8 mile and back 8 miles
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:56 | 04 miles | 06m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 23/182
Performance: Average
Course: Two out and backs with an off-road loop around the lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-04-10 8:34 AM

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Subject: Kona Eastside Triathlon - Sprint Course

2012-04-10 9:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Kona Eastside Triathlon - Sprint Course
Great job Andrew. Looks like we had some similar thoughts on the race. Bummed to see you think the swim course was short but my swim finess is lacking for sure. Tons of folks cut the swim as well at least in my wave. If they are going to have us do 2 loops there needs to be another timing mat to keep folks honest.
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