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Benbrook, Texas
United States
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 16m 8s
Overall Rank = 71/256
Age Group = 45-59
Age Group Rank = 7/20
Pre-race routine:

Solid breakfast about 2 to 2.5 hours prior to race, 32 oz of G2 on the way there (45 minute drive).
Event warmup:

Did some light running in the parking lot.
  • 05m 32s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Horrible way to start for a swimmer! I found myself walking at least 25 yards because I could walk faster than the people in front of me could swim. Finally started sprinting in the middle of the lane which I'm sure pissed some off but they said we could do it. Probably passed 12-15 people in the pool. I could have cut at LEAST 1:30 off my swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Haven't started doing to flying mount yet. Put shoes/socks on at bike rack and jogged to the mount line, stopped, mounted, etc...
What would you do differently?:

Possibly wait for socks until after the bike.
  • 41m 22s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 20.02 mile/hr

Good bike run! Only one mistake going down hill in the wrong gear about spun my legs off (140 rpm). Hard breathing/sweat but it didn't wipe my out.
What would you do differently?:

Check into HR monitor I can wear in the pool, thus have on when I hit the bike/run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Pulled up to a stop and got off bike, ran it in. Haven't worked on the flying dismount yet.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 16s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 27s  min/mile

Drank water twice, first time I got a mouth of air, painful. Took off sun glasses and hung on race belt, didn't need them.

Felt slight pain in my left hamstring from tendinitis. In therapy but doctor gave me the go ahead to race. More painful now that I've stopped, about to ice.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tendinitis in left hamstring.

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Last updated: 2011-11-10 12:00 AM
00:05:32 | 300 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/20
Overall: 0/256
Performance: Below average
Course: Six lanes, down and back in each lane then switch. Snaking format, follow the leader on 10 second starts.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:22 | 13.8 miles | 20.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/20
Overall: 0/256
Performance: Good
Didn't have HR monitor on.
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Slight hills with one good sized hill at mile 6. Out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:16 | 03.11 miles | 08m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 0/256
Performance: Average
Didn't wear HR monitor.
Course: Slight hills, more long climbing than short and steep. Out and back but there was two U turns.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-04-29 1:02 PM

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Cleburne, Texas
Subject: Trident Sports Benbrook Sprint Triathlon

2012-04-30 8:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Trident Sports Benbrook Sprint Triathlon
Nice race in spite of the frustrating swim!!
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