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Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
High Five Events
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 28m 33s
Overall Rank = 123/142
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Fri night 1 1/2 hrs sleep due to 20 people partying in the 4 rooms next to mine. Cops finally kicked them out at 4:30 am after the manager had "talked" to them about 4 times.

Sat AM worked the sprint finish line of the duathlon since swim cancelled. Didn't hydrate well. Switched hotels. Sat afternoon worked packet pickup. Didn't eat well.

Woke up at 5 on Sun. Had a half blueberry bagel, a banana and cup of regular coffee (I drink half caff). Knew the night before that the Garmin had disappeared. Found it just before checking out of the hotel after the race. Rode to transition with Pam from Trizones. Got marked, set up, and waited for the swim to be cancelled.
Event warmup:

Walked back to the hotel to get cycling gloves which I had opted not to wear after the swim. Had a honey stinger waffle. Danced to a little music and waited for the time trial to start. Looked at all the men waiting to start the OLY.
  • 00m
  • 1640 yards
  • / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 1h 16m 15s
  • 21 miles
  • 16.52 mile/hr

The training that I did in the wind really paid off. I felt really good into the wind, and coming back was a hoot. Had a GU gel somewhere on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just keep training.
Transition 2
  • 02m 4s

I cycled in socks, so T2 was easy. I just had to take a few minutes to hydrate since I was behind on it from the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate more on the bike to get out of T2 faster.
  • 1h 10m 14s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 19s  min/mile

Left quad started cramping at 1.5 miles. Right quad soon joined in. It didn't matter whether I was walking or running. I did both. Lots of encouragement from other runners and spectators. I liked seeing everyone.
What would you do differently?:

More electrolytes, salt, water, etc.
Post race
Warm down:

Went directly to the med tent since I still was cramping. Had Pure Tums, ice and massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

High Five Events always puts on a great race. They had everything possible thrown at them and handled it extremely well. Can't wait until next year.

Last updated: 2012-02-15 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1640 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/142
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:16:15 | 21 miles | 16.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 118/142
Performance: Good
No data since no Garmin
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Nice flat loop mostly along the beach. Hard headwind out and fast tailwind back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:10:14 | 06.21 miles | 11m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 117/142
Performance: Bad
No data since no Garmin
Course: Mostly flat out and back. Lead in to the finish chute was awesome.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2012-04-17 9:57 PM

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