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Austin, Texas
United States
R&B Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 24m 9s
Overall Rank = 270/373
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4. Had coffee and bagel. Loaded car, picked up Krystan to take her to work and drove to Barking Hound Village. Walked to transition. Set up area. Had a Clif bar.
Event warmup:

Walked around, watched the pros and paratriathletes start. Used the porta potty several times. Felt a little nauseous. Did some windmills. Got in the water and swam to the start buoys. Waited for the gun to go off.
  • 43m 14s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 38s / 100 yards

Started swim well. Got in middle on the right very close to buoy. Drafted for as long as I could hang on. Lots of people caught me.
What would you do differently?:

Getting ready to take some private swimming lessons. My technique really needs to improve.
Transition 1
  • 04m 8s

It was a long way from the water to transition. All things considered, this was a pretty good transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep practicing.
  • 1h 31m 8s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.36 mile/hr

I really like this bike course. The hills were challenging because they were short and steep. I really feel like riding hills earlier in the week helped me to attack them a little better. I was pleased with my bike split.

My left knee started to hurt right below and outside of the kneecap the last few miles of the bike segment. This carried over to my run.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep practicing.
Transition 2
  • 03m 19s

Rack was a long way from the bike in. This was again a pretty good transition for me. I was really thirsty and did take time to put my Amphipod on,
What would you do differently?:

Just keep practicing.
  • 1h 02m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 02s  min/mile

Run was hot. Stopped at every aid station and also carried my own bottle of water. Alternated Gatorade and water. Cooled my core by pouring water over myself at every aid station Had to walk a lot because my left knee really started to hurt.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more. Train more. My training was light for this race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the expo. Drank a full bottle of Gatorade and almost a full bottle of water. Had a banana. Still felt nauseous.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and under training.

Event comments:

I'm really spoiled by the High Five races. This race was not very organized. They seemed short on volunteers and some of the volunteers didn't seem to understand their jobs. Transition closing was confusing. There was no special needs table at the swim out for glasses, medical devices, etc. Our swim wave was delayed to allow people to spread out in the water. I didn't stay for the after events, so no comment on that.

Last updated: 2011-11-20 12:00 AM
00:43:14 | 1640 yards | 02m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 333/373
Performance: Average
Suit: Danskin Tri-Suit
Course: Rectangle in Town Lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:31:08 | 24.85 miles | 16.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 273/373
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Downtown Austin 4 loop course with a few hills. Love riding through the city!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:02:20 | 06.21 miles | 10m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 234/373
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops on concrete.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2012-06-03 4:15 PM

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