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Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lewisville, Texas
United States
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 10m 8s
Overall Rank = 32/127
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

Transition Setup, Course Review, Stretch
Event warmup:

Swim warmup
  • 12m 42s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

For my first triathlon, at least I finished the swim, but it was touch and go. Fear and over-anticipation got the best of me, started to fast, didn't get into a groove and had to backstroke early on. Finally got a groove going, but had tired myself out by that point.
What would you do differently?:

Go out steadier, and pick up speed later in the swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

Open racking, but with enough space for everyone. My first T1, so I was deliberate; not the best time but not the worst.
What would you do differently?:

Forget the towel wipe on the face. It's not needed.
  • 31m 48s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.75 mile/hr

For my first bike segment ever, VERY happy with this result as it enabled me to catch up on the field. Was not passed, but passed many. Cervelo P3 handled beautifully - it really took care of me.

Was in tuck about 90% of the way.
What would you do differently?:

Not much...Train to bike even harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

As with T1, more deliberate than speedy, but happy with transition.
What would you do differently?:

Knock off another 25% from the time.
  • 23m 35s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

I was disappointed with the run, though it was decent. My thought is the fatigue from the swim carried right into it. I *should* have been able to get a low 7/high 5 min/mi pace.

I didn't push it hard enough at the end, even though I could have caught the next runner.

My mind was saying "you've dialed into this pace, and its almost over".
What would you do differently?:

Crank it up - don't let my mind decide how fast to go. This is where the pain pays off!
Post race
Warm down:

Cool off, stretch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim effort, intimidation at first triathlon

Event comments:

This race was well organized and fun. Nothing went wrong (beyond my performance). I'd do it again!

Last updated: 2012-06-18 12:00 AM
00:12:42 | 547 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 52/127
Performance: Bad
Course: Great somewhat rectangular course in a small, clean pond. The pond had water jets (which you could hear in the water), which made for a cool experience.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:14
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:48 | 11 miles | 20.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 13/127
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Great, mostly flat clean course. Very well marked and staffed (better than most run races I've been at!).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:35 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 25/127
Performance: Average
Course: Park path loop, wide enough and with interesting scenery. Well attended water station.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2012-06-18 6:54 AM

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Grapevine, TX
Subject: Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Sprint Triathlon

2012-06-18 2:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Sprint Triathlon
Great race!  That first swim is always a bit intimidating. 
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