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Kerrville Triathlon - Half Iron Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Kerrville, Texas
United States
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Total Time = 7h 22m 47s
Overall Rank = 270/345
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 37/39
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00a and drove 2 hours into Kerrville. Ate a bagle and had some oj as I drove along.
Event warmup:

Did a little stretching.
  • 53m 37s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 32s / 100 yards

I'm not use to swimming with a cap. When I put it on, and got in the water, I was feeling a bit claustrophobic. When I started to swim, and had the additional shock of zero visibility, it was nerve racking, and it took me some time to get over it.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming with a cap.
Transition 1
  • 05m 59s

The only issue here is getting the jersey and socks on while you're wet.
What would you do differently?:

I think I might do the swim next time with my jersey on underneath.
  • 3h 24m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.42 mile/hr

Blessing with it being overcast was that it wasn't hot at all. Downside is that we had a strong head wind on the worst part of it. Only bad part was a sharp curve around the 2/3 mark where I hit a traffic cone and crashed. Managed to get back up and running, but wasn't too happy with the placement of the cones.
What would you do differently?:

I need to have a snot rag. After the swim, when I'm on the bike in the aero-position, my nose runs a lot, and I need some cleaner way of resolving that.
Transition 2
  • 03m 29s
What would you do differently?:

Forgot to take off my gloves, had to run back and drop them off.
  • 2h 55m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 22s  min/mile

Struggled with the run. Even though I thought I had trained well, at no point did I run a solid mile without stopping to rest.
What would you do differently?:

Do more brick work.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some water, ate a fajita, sat down and just rested.

Last updated: 2012-10-01 12:00 AM
00:53:37 | 2112 yards | 02m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 284/345
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full wet-suit
Course: It had been raining the day before, and it was very windy during the race. As a result of these two things, the water was very muddy. I could see the end of my hand, but that was it in the water. I was bumping into people constantly. The initial shock of the muddy water, the chop, and all of the swimmers was intimidating, but eventually I managed to settle myself, and get myself into a swim routine.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:24:39 | 56 miles | 16.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 251/345
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops. First half of loop the loop was nice since we had a tail wind, and the pavement was smooth with a slight down-hill. The second half was the exact opposite. Rough pavement, slight uphill, and into a strong wind (15-20mph).
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:29
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:55:00 | 13.1 miles | 13m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 269/345
Performance: Below average
Course: 1/2 road, 1/2 trail. Four loops in total
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2012-10-01 6:15 PM


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