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Y Freedom Tri - Triathlon

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Pearland, Texas
United States
YMCA of Greater Houston
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 16m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 6/14
Pre-race routine:

The norm - oatmeal with raisins
The AG rank is the rank in the 40+ Clydes
Event warmup:

None - just light stretching. We ran a bit late.
  • 05m 51s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

It was a 50 meter pool which made ieach lap feel like forever. The water was way too warm at 84'F.
What would you do differently?:

Get there earlier to get a few laps in.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

They changed where transition was this year, it put it farther away. It was in a grassy area.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 49s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.03 mile/hr

I crashed. Like a big freaking idiot. It was my first real crash on the bike. I added aero bars this past week and rode on them twice before the race...which is to say I'm getting used to them. In the middle of the race a friend passes and I rear up to wave at him and lose balance, over correct and hit a curb and fly off the bike. I slide across the nearby sidewalk. I get up, make sure I'm ok and see nasty road rash all down my arm. It's ugly. I threw my water bottle back on, put the chain back on and go. But, I took it easy for a bit because I was shaken up.
What would you do differently?:

Not crash - next time, I'll finger wave and hollar instead.
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

Transition had more than one entrance and I didn't realize at first that the bike-in was not the one I went in, so I was expecting my bike rack in an area only to find it further down. It didn't really cost me but a few seconds, like 3-4, so big deal. But, I did take a little extra time to use my towel to wipe my elbow which was bleeding, plus I carried the towel with me on the run. So, from a time perspective, it was below average.
What would you do differently?:

Be more observant prerace. Running late to the race affected that..
  • 31m 7s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile

Thank the Lord it was slightly overcast. Overall, it was good,weather for the tri. Warm, but the full heat of the day hadn't kicked in. I did my normal run the mile and walked the water stations.
What would you do differently?:

Nada - this was a decent run for me....not good or great, but is representative of where I am right now.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, talked to people, drank a lot of water. Found my wife and comiserated with her and others over my torn up arm, hip, and torso. Told everyone how dumb I was on the bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a dummy. ;-)

Event comments:

This is a greats, beginner friendly race. The volunteers were great and the new RD, Johnny Z, did a nice job.

Last updated: 2013-04-24 12:00 AM
00:05:51 | 328 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 2/
Performance: Good
Course: 50 m outdoor pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:49 | 11 miles | 18.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 5/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:47
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:07 | 03 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/14
Overall: 6/
Performance: Average
Course: Through a neighborhood.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-07-02 12:00 AM

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