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Take on the Heat Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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The Colony, Texas
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 00m 45s
Overall Rank = 13/233
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/15
Pre-race routine:

To bed early, up early
Bagel & Coffee (very little milk)
Get there early and setup
Mentally prepare at transition
Check for mount/dismount line
Check for swim entry/bike exit/entry/run exit
Listen to focus music
Event warmup:

Light stretch
Swim warmup (not too much)
  • 06m 39s
  • 350 meters
  • 01m 54s / 100 meters

Went out fast as planned. Got ahead of the pack. Fell back after that. Somehow stayed ahead of the main washing machine. Good thing it was a slow wave.
What would you do differently?:

Continue training to maintain initial push out on such a short distance. Happy with position given 3rd triathlon, but this is definitely my weakest segment. I need to pull harder in the mid-swim area.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s
What would you do differently?:

Maybe a little more hustle, but one of the better transitions so I'm happy.
  • 31m 7s
  • 12 miles
  • 23.14 mile/hr

Killed it on the bike. Not the area to focus on for next time.
What would you do differently?:

Secure water bottle/don't knock it off when jumping on. As a result, no hydration for the duration of the race (barely touched run aid station water).
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

Good transition. Shoes took a tad too much time to put on.
  • 21m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

Really happy with the run which was at my standalone 5k race pace. Previous triathlons had resulted in dropping of 3+ minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Push even harder - I had the energy!
Post race
Warm down:

None. Too happy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim and too new to triathlons.

Event comments:

Good job Playtri! This was a beautiful venue and a well organized race.

Last updated: 2012-08-19 12:00 AM
00:06:39 | 350 meters | 01m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/15
Overall: 83/233
Performance: Average
Course: Basic rectangle with right hand turns
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:07 | 12 miles | 23.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 4/233
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat, 2 loops.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:00 | 03.1 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 27/233
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, 2 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2012-08-19 4:50 PM

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