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Valley View, Texas
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45F / 7C
Total Time = 2h 29m 2s
Overall Rank = 30/169
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/19
Pre-race routine:

Clif Bar and Coffee
Event warmup:

  • 26m 39s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

Started off to left and swam straight for far turn bouy ratyher then along the marker bouys. Basically no traffic to the first bouy after the start. and no opportunbity for drafting. More traffic on the next two legs but did not cause me to stop at all.
What would you do differently?:

swim a little harder. keep thinking about a strong pull, caught myself lapsing into lazy pull a few times.
Transition 1
  • 03m 10s

Long run up to transition but thought I did fairly well considering I put on windbreaker for the bike since it was cold
  • 1h 12m 40s
  • 24.1 miles
  • 20.03 mile/hr

This was main reason I did this race two weeks before IMTX. I had just gotten a power meter and needed to get a better read on my FTP so I could pace IMTX bike properly. Had major issues getting feet into shoes which was unusual but feet were so cold I think the numbness in my toes was the cause. Rode as hard as I could but due to lack of taper prior to race think my performance was sub par..
What would you do differently?:

If this was an A or B race would have tapered the week before.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Just had to take off windbreaker and do the normal stuff, no issues
  • 45m 20s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 35s  min/km

Goal was to keep it fairly easy and run to marathon pace as IMTX was two weeks away and didn't want to waste my legs. tripped at the usual dip before the left turn and drew some blood on knee and hand and elbow and jammed left ring finger. bounced back up an ran in mostly at top of zone 3.
What would you do differently?:

If I was racing this leg I should have been able to do 6:52 pace like Kemah the week before.
Post race
Warm down:

medical tent for Ice on hand and bandage to knee.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I didn't want to on the run. Getting feeet in shoes and not being fresh for the bike cuased a sub par performance there.

Event comments:

DA races are usually well organized and have nicer post race activities then some other RD's.

Last updated: 2013-05-23 12:00 AM
00:26:39 | 1500 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 54/169
Performance: Good
200M splits: 1 3:43.4 0.13 29:48 2 4:05.4 0.13 32:43 3 5:09.4 0.13 41:16 4 4:25.6 0.13 35:26 5 4:26.3 0.13 35:32 6 3:42.1 0.13 29:36 7 1:06.6 0.04 27:19
Suit: sleevless w/s
Course: clockwise triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:10
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:12:40 | 24.1 miles | 20.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/19
Overall: 25/169
Performance: Below average
5mi splits: Split Time Avg Speed Avg HR Avg Bike Cadence Normalized Power (NP) 1 17:39.5 17 138 85 225 2 14:15.9 21 142 87 237 3 15:40.6 19.1 139 83 236 4 13:50.9 21.7 140 83 231 5 11:23.2 24.3 142 87 225 Summary 12:50.1 20.3 140 85 231
Wind: Strong
Course: Out and back with a few a leg down a side street, medium rolling hills
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:20 | 10 kms | 04m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 3/19
Overall: 36/169
Performance: Below average
Split Time Moving Time Avg Pace Avg HR 1 07:46.1 7:44 7:46 142 2 07:31.1 7:31 7:31 144 3 07:09.9 7:10 7:10 145 4 07:43.6 7:43 7:44 145 5 07:29.7 7:30 7:30 146 6 07:00.0 7:00 7:00 150 7 :42.2 :41 5:52 155 Summary 45:23.7 45:20.0 7:25 145
Course: std goofy DA Ray Roberts run course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 4

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