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Athens, Texas
United States
Ironhead Race Productions
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 36m 16s
Overall Rank = 41/113
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Pre-race routine:

Got to Cain Center at 6 a.m.--hardely any contestants there. Got a good spot on the bike rack. Set up equipment.
Event warmup:

Swam five laps.
  • 06m 56s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

Good swim. There was one holdup when I stopped for a swimmer to pass, just as she was told she'd dropped her chip in the previous lane. That cost about 7-8 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 7s

I swam only with goggles, no cap, so they were off before I left the bldg. The only trouble I had was getting clipped in, and that was minor.
What would you do differently?:

  • 52m
  • 13.2 miles
  • 15.23 mile/hr

My time was five minutes slower than last year, though the rain may have accounted for some of it.
What would you do differently?:

Eat GU on the ride!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Only problem I had was the person on the opposite side had racked her bike in my space and I was momentarily unsure of where to put mine 9didn't want to infringe on anyone else's space).
  • 34m 38s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 08s  min/mile

I ran out of gas after the first mile. My pace was under 10 mpm after mile 1, but my heart rate was almost 100% of max. I had to walk a bit before the turnaround. I also walked up the crest of Robbins Rd. and on the crest of another hill near the end. Overall, a better run than last year, but I was not pleased.
What would you do differently?:

I need to ride hills and then RUN. That's the only way I'm ever going to get better on this course.
Post race
Warm down:

Felt a bit light-headed. Sat down for a minute, at a few bites. When I felt able I walked some.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of proper nutirition. I was so nervous the night before I couldn't eat (though I did eat throughout the day), and I could eat and drink very little that morning. That's why I ran out of gas on the run. I also didn't have my usual energy gel on the bike, which might have helped--or maybe not.

Event comments:

The race itself was good, but this particular course just kicks my butt.

Last updated: 2006-06-17 12:00 AM
00:06:56 | 300 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 0/113
Performance: Good
Course: Pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:00 | 13.2 miles | 15.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/17
Overall: 0/113
Avg. HR 179
Wind: Some
Course: Rough chip seal over majority of course; 3 x 2 (out and back) overpasses.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:38 | 03.11 miles | 11m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/17
Overall: 0/113
Performance: Below average
Average heart rate was 183.
Course: Some small hills and one LONG hill coming back after the turnaround on Robbins Rd.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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

2006-06-17 6:11 PM

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