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Heritage Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Jefferson, Texas
United States
90+F / 32C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 148/218?
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

got up at 5:00 1 cup of coffee 3 blueberry muffins and half a granola bar 1/2 a bottle of water.
Event warmup:

Just walked around
  • 19m 30s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

This was a big surprise for me it was much more difficult than I anticipated. Despite all the posts and race reports I have read I was not ready to the contact of the swim I was never able to get into a rhythm and the murkiness of the water prevented me from seeing if I was swimming up on some one so at the first buoy I just decided to swim and not even try to pass anyone. I started off to the left and outside but quickly form my self inside in line with the buoys making the turns right on the buoy. Having never swam with a swim cap was a misstate it was a bit distracting. Waved to my wife and Kids they had SIGNS :)
What would you do differently?:

Swim with a swim cap.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

T-1 was good a bit slower than I wanted but I took my time and did not run fat to the transition area I did not want to sep in a rock or bottle cap and hurt my foot also took time to drink.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 02m
  • 15.53 miles
  • 15.03 mile/hr

Waved to Wife and kids again and began the ride first dam hill was no problem but I had a slow speed on the dam 14 to 15 I picked it up a bit on the bulk of the ride but not enough was passed by about 70 or more people and managed to pass 2. Drinking was good went thru 24 oz water and about 20 oz of weak Gatorade not stomach problems. I put 2 gels tucked in my shorts legs one fell out on the run with bike it is a good idea if the legs are dry but not wet. So had one GU for the ride ate it just before the turn around. Good return ride just not fast enough did manage to hit 35.5 on the down side of the Dam hill. As I approached the Dam hill accent with the 180 degree turn I decided to stand up and power my way up as I was not going to unclip and walk. I made it but really paid a heavy price breathing was maxed out and legs all used up the mile from there to transition was slow and again got to wave at family.
What would you do differently?:

More hard rides
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

did not do a agressive dismount but did not stop either
What would you do differently?:

Trust my legs
  • 36m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 42s  min/mile

This was the big weak point up to this point I had a chance of making my 1:50 goal but just did not have the gas for the run. I knew at the start my legs would not take me the entire trip running so I ran fast and walked fast. Talked to a few other runners that were running with out stopping and paced my runs and walks off them passed them with ½ to ¼ mile to go and congratulated them at the end. Special thanks to all you BTers for the encouragement and to my Family for their support.
What would you do differently?:

I need longer runs to build endurance
Post race
Warm down:

nope just stopped got a water and waited to congratulate to two I paced off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack or running endurance and poor bike speed.

Event comments:

Good race I met most of my goals I did not drown or fall off the bike, I did not come in last, but missed my 1:50 goal. I knew the 1:50 would be hard to reach I am satisfied with my performance I could not have done better in my current physical condition. Overall time was 1:58 by chip timing seems a bit off by my timing but I may have messed my timing up a bit. Ill add the remainder of information when the results are posted.

Last updated: 2006-07-09 12:00 AM
00:19:30 | 880 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/218?
Performance: Average
Suit: 8 in Zoot tri shorts
Course: Triangle from a sandy beach
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:02:00 | 15.53 miles | 15.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/218?
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly with about 8 turns race directors did a great job of limiting auto traffic and being present on the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:24 | 03.11 miles | 11m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/218?
Performance: Bad
Course: flat out and back lots of water stops
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-07-16 1:38 PM

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Gilmer Texas
Subject: Heritage Triathlon

2006-07-16 2:36 PM
in reply to: #483888

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Extreme Veteran
northeast Ohio
Subject: RE: Heritage Triathlon
Awesome job!!!!!!!  Congratulations on your first tri!  Whoo hoo!!!!!
2006-07-17 7:22 AM
in reply to: #483888

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Extreme Veteran
Northwest Louisiana
Subject: RE: Heritage Triathlon

Great job Clifford!! That is an awesome time and you performed well for your first tri. That was good hydration......did you drink out of bottles? I did very poorly on hydration. I think I had a touch of heat stroke or something. Was not doing well after the tri.....after the adrenaline wore off I was almost flat on my back.

Anyway, it was good to read your race report! Can't wait to read Gina's and John's....I'm too tired to write mine up! I will try to do it tonight!!!!!!

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