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Tall Texan Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Boerne, Texas
United States
Hill Country Sports Association
90F / 32C
Total Time = 6h 12m 27s
Overall Rank = 49/98
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

PB, banana, and honey sandwich at 4:00am. oatmeal at 6:30am.
Event warmup:

move around on shore. No pre-race warm-up.
  • 37m 59s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

took until the first bouy to get into a good rhythm.
What would you do differently?:

more swim practice in wetsuit
Transition 1
  • 02m 23s

passed several people trying to get into shoes on a slight uphill start.
What would you do differently?:

more transition practice to go faster
  • 3h 11m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.53 mile/hr

probably the worst bike ride I have ever been on due to road conditions. i had a shooting pain on every pedal stroke for last 40 miles. I ended up coasting every downhill just to get a break.
What would you do differently?:

carbon seat post to limit road vibration?
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s

nothing major here.
What would you do differently?:

just go faster
  • 2h 18m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 32s  min/mile

1st lap was good. I knew 2nd lap would be slower as I would have to walk more to try to stay cool.
What would you do differently?:

As an early season race, I had not acclimatized to the heat yet. More hill training.
Post race
Warm down:

walk for a while and then jump in lake to cool down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

very umcomfortable on bike.

Event comments:

besides the bad road conditions, it was a great race. 1st 70.3 and I took 3rd in my age group.

Last updated: 2012-08-23 12:00 AM
00:37:59 | 2112 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 34/98
Performance: Average
Suit: X-Terra wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:11:39 | 56 miles | 17.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 44/98
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: HILLY and chipseal the whole way. Several cattle guards at one point.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:18:06 | 13.1 miles | 10m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 66/98
Performance: Average
Course: several hills. NO SHADE AT ALL.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-08-23 11:15 AM

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Subject: Tall Texan Triathlon

2012-08-24 10:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Tall Texan Triathlon

I have done the small texan and it is Olympic distance.  The bike part whooped me.  I can not imagine doing 56 miles on the very hilly, rough, tough, hot road.

Congratulations and if you can do this bear of an HIM you can do any.(period)

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