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Austin, Texas
United States
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Total Time = 1h 34m 37s
Overall Rank = 337/824
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 35/39
Pre-race routine:

Grabbed an egg McMuffin and ate it while I waited in traffic. Not as nervous as I thought I'd be since it was my first race... ever.
Event warmup:

It was more like a cooldown, they were ready for an ontime start, then at the last minute, it was delayed. Stood at the swim start in the rain and cold, felt muscles tightening up.
  • 09m 8s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 44s / 100 yards

First open water swim, tried to lag back but caught up. People bunched up at the turns which kinda freaked me out. Water was warmer than expected. Sighting was initially good, but started swimming off course towards the end.
What would you do differently?:

I think I could have gone harder as I wasn't winded at all after the swim.
Transition 1
  • 05m 1s

Long uphill run to transition area. Kept everything in my bucket, didn't setup my stuff since it was raining. Cleats got clogged with mud, hard time clipping into pedals.
What would you do differently?:

Get there earlier so I can find a better spot. Layout all my stuff.
  • 47m 4s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 14.28 mile/hr

Course had more hills than expected. Not many flats to take a drink.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more
Transition 2
  • 02m 39s
  • 30m 42s
  • 2 miles
  • 15m 21s  min/mile

Calf cramped up right after T2, drank at all the water stops. Walked about 75% of the course finally was able to run after I had rehydrated.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike for a better setup for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Met wife and friends at finish, left to return my rental bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Calf cramp, needed more hydration on the bike.

Event comments:

Even though it wasn't a stellar performance, I was happy with it. It was my own personal challenge. I had two goals; to finish and not suck. I think I did OK. Should do better if I loose some more weight.

Initially given the wrong race packet, went back and they swapped it no problem.

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Last updated: 2012-05-12 12:00 AM
00:09:08 | 328 yards | 02m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 303/824
Performance: Average
Suit: 2XU Tri Short
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:01
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:47:04 | 11.2 miles | 14.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 247/824
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:42 | 02 miles | 15m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 393/824
Performance: Bad
Course: Wood chip/mulch trail and asphalt wet.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-05-15 12:21 AM

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2012-05-15 4:13 PM
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Subject: RE: The Rookie Triathlon
Great job finishing your first tri!!!  Be proud!
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