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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
High Five Events, LLC
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 41m 1s
Overall Rank = 110/225
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:20 AM. Had bagel with butter and jelly and coffee. Drove 50 minutes to race site. Got body marked and setup transition. Watched the pros start the swim. Had a gel.
Event warmup:

Made circles with my arms.
  • 14m 20s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

I was not pleased with my swim. I tried swimming slowly and concentrating on my stroke. I got tired very early. I did draft some. Navigation was average but I rounded all of the buoys very well. Had to flip over on my back twice. Had issues with my Garmin, it was not setup in multi-sport correctly. Someone helped me because I didn't have my glasses prior to the swim. Obviously they did something wrong.
What would you do differently?:

Definitely need to make the swim a higher priority in training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

This was the second time I clipped my shoes to the bike. It was a good decision again since my transition was faster than normal.
What would you do differently?:

Keep practicing transitions.
  • 53m 49s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 15.39 mile/hr

I rode well and got lots of comments when I was passing people, particularly on the hills (yea me). I had Garmin issues that distracted me at the beginning. Midway through the bike leg my chain froze. When I got off the bike, the chain then came off. I put it back on and continued, just a minor inconvenience. Ate a gel on the bike, and drank Nuun.
What would you do differently?:

Do more intervals and hills in training.
Transition 2
  • 02m 16s

I was a little disoriented during this transition. It took longer than I thought.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more transitions.
  • 28m 36s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

I think the two gels really helped me feel very strong at the beginning of the run. This actually may have caused me to run faster than I should have. I carried my own Nuun since the Gatorade is disgustingly sweet and isn't always mixed properly. This seemed to help since I didn't get into the stop and walk mode at the aid stations. I did pour water on myself to cool the core. It worked.
What would you do differently?:

Pay more attention to nutrition and ramp up the training. Really practice running negative splits.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a few minutes and ate a burger and some ice cream.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Age and training. This is starting to sound like a broken record.

Event comments:

High Five always puts on a great race!

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Last updated: 2012-04-08 12:00 AM
00:14:20 | 547 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/225
Performance: Below average
Suit: Danskin Tri Suit
Course: Counter-clockwise triangle in ski lake.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:49 | 13.8 miles | 15.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/225
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Clockwise rectangle on smooth road except for a few spots that were quite rough.
Road:  Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:36 | 03 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/225
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on concrete after small section on grass.
Keeping cool Good 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? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-30 7:10 PM

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