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Austin, Texas
United States
High Five Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 54m 4s
Overall Rank = 12/789
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/58
Pre-race routine:

Standard race morning fare of cinnamon waffles. Got a little later start out to the race site than usual. Between the wind, lightning, and rain, I was pretty convinced that the race was not going to happen. At best, I figured it would be a run only. They pushed the start back 30 minutes and the race went off as planned.
Event warmup:

Not a bit.
  • 05m
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

The huge freaking timing chip they use came off in T1, and I managed to forget to trip my watch at the various intervals, so my splits are going to be guesses, except for the run. Got my split for the swim, second in the AG, pretty damn good. Moral of the story: practice removing your wetsuit so it takes no longer than 5-10 extra seconds and always wear it if it's legal.
What would you do differently?:

This was a very well executed swim for me. Pace was just about right. I pushed it without totally destroying myself.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

Same comments as last year about the timing chip they used. Time is, like all the others, a guess.
  • 31m 30s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.33 mile/hr

AP: 211
Seems slower than it should have been
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

Uneventful T2.
  • 14m 15s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Good run. Might have been able to push harder overall than I did. I did hold someone off over the last few hundred meters, though. Heard him coming and I just kept kicking.
Post race
Warm down:

Massage, ice cream, beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The focus on marathon training.

Event comments:

High Five always does a good job. The race started 30 minutes late, but that was because of lightning in the area, not lack of organization. They kept everyone safe, but got the full race off.

Last updated: 2012-04-05 12:00 AM
00:05:00 | 328 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/58
Overall: 22/789
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Full
Course: Triangular counter-clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:10
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:30 | 11.2 miles | 21.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/58
Overall: 10/789
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:15 | 02 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/58
Overall: 42/789
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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

2012-05-06 4:36 PM

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