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Valley View, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes Racing
78C / 172F
Total Time = 1h 52m 1s
Overall Rank = 165/196
Age Group = Clyde Master
Age Group Rank = 13/17
Pre-race routine:

English muffins and bagel. got there way too early - I was following the guide as to time, but I was so early, I was first on the rack! Had some coffee and then proceeded to wait. No electronics for the race - no GPS, no HRM, not even a watch with a timer... (in retrospect, I probably need some of that stuff as I start up the season after a layoff)
Event warmup:

Slowly jogged a half mile or so, got in the water and did some easy swimming. Unfortunately it was a long wait (over an hour) until my wave went off...
  • 06m 52s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards

Course was short - I am guessing it was 300-350 yds...

As for the swim, I haven't OWS'ed in almost two years and haven't swam a ton this summer, but I still felt good about it going in. Positioned myself towards the back and outside. apparently I was fast and on track, because I found myself right in the middle of the cauldron coming around the first buoy... it was the ugly part of the cauldron too, where people were breaking into breast stroke regularly... definitely held me up. Rounded the second buoy and it opened up and I swam nice and strong and straight into the beach...
What would you do differently?:

Position to the middle and outside and swim! Overall I am happy about how it went!
Transition 1
  • 02m 48s

Long run from beach to transition... actually I was near the top of my AG. I need to work on moving faster back and forth to the racks....
  • 1h 03m 30s
  • 17.6 miles
  • 16.63 mile/hr

Took a bit to get my legs working. I have found that lately it takes me several miles to get the legs turning over well... hmmm... I was riding strong, but not hard. Need to work on race pacing - I was riding at touring speed - probably subconsciously was holding back for the run (despite my best self-advice). Probably could have ridden another 40 miles at the pace I was at... this is where electronics would have helped...
What would you do differently?:

More training for intervals and speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Once again, one of the top transition times...

Apparently I ain't got much SBR game, but I transition like a mutha'...
What would you do differently?:

just move faster...
  • 37m 31s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 04s  min/mile

bad, bad, bad... not surprising as I have not been training much... I just did a run walk to get through it... the ice water towels were very welcome... it wasn't particularly hot, but it was humid....
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

tried to breath...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

cv fitness, muscular endurance...

Event comments:

DA put on an awesome race... only complaint was it started late, but there was still a line of cars when the oly waves were supposed to be going off...

Last updated: 2012-07-02 12:00 AM
00:06:52 | 547 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 142/196
Performance: Good
Course: out, across and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:03:30 | 17.6 miles | 16.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 161/196
Wind: None
Course: Out of the park and down the road and back. Simple. A few hills.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:37:31 | 03.11 miles | 12m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/17
Overall: 183/196
Performance: Bad
Course: I don't know, I just followed the signs... it was more like a death march to me...
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-07-16 10:20 PM

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Frisco, TX
Subject: Disco Triathlon - Sprint Course

2012-07-17 12:43 AM
in reply to: #4315108

Subject: RE: Disco Triathlon - Sprint Course
Good job Andy, weird distances for the race but you did well with not much training. Dontcha love it when people start doing breast stroke during a race and you can pass them or get kicked etc. Read in latest Triathlete mag where to seed yourself basically the back right corner of starting line to avoid congestion at bouys.
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