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Austin, Texas
United States
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81F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 12m 34s
Overall Rank = 545/909
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 24/40
Pre-race routine:

Aired up tires and layed out transition area. Had a gel and drank some pickle juice about 15 mins before the swim. The pickle juice has helped me overcome foot cramps during the swim.
Event warmup:

No swim warm up allowed, just did some light stretching of my arms.
  • 41m 25s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 31s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on form and sighting. Probably added 200 meters on my own because I suck at sighting.
Transition 1
  • 03m 39s

I ran in my bike shoes. Not good at riding and getting bare feet into shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Work on pedaling on top of shoes.
  • 1h 28m 15s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.90 mile/hr

A flat and dropped chain at mile 8 really cost me some time.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder for the bike leg
Transition 2
  • 02m 30s
What would you do differently?:

unclip and pedal on top of shoes til dismount line.
  • 56m 43s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

It got hot on the run. I was able to stay cool and hydrated though. I tend to be okay in the heat. My run goal was to break an hour and I was able to achieve that.
What would you do differently?:

More brick practice. Running off the bike is tough.
Post race
Event comments:

Jack & Adams along with the Competitor group know how to put on a fantastic event. I will be back next year.

Last updated: 2012-09-05 12:00 AM
00:41:25 | 1640 yards | 02m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 694/909
Performance: Average
Hearing reports the swim was measured by some athletes with Garmin watches as being 150 to 200 meters longer than the starndard 1500
Suit: None
Course: Rectangular swim in Lady Bird Lake.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:28:15 | 24.85 miles | 16.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 679/909
Performance: Below average
Had a flat around mile 8
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 3 loop course up congress and cesar chavez. Lots of elevation changing. you were never on flat road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:56:43 | 06.21 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 381/909
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loop course through grass, concrete and asphalt. Part of the run was through a park in the grass, very nice.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2012-09-05 2:49 PM

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