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Tri Tyler Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Whitehouse, Texas
United States
Farris Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 7h 05m 6s
Overall Rank = 29/51
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5am - eat bagel, yogut with fruit and granola, gatorade
Event warmup:

set up transition, walk around dam.
  • 41m 25s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

I had only swam 1 time in the last 2 months so overall I was happy with this time.
What would you do differently?:

More swimming leading up to race.
Transition 1
  • 03m 34s
  • 3h 14m 26s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.30 mile/hr

I spent 3 hours in the ER the previous weekend with a stomach virus and severe dehydration and had a sinus infection most of the week. I felt good until I hit about the 40 mi mark and then i was drained. Up until that point I was on pace for my goal time but I knew it was going to be just about finishing from there.
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s

nothing major
  • 3h 03m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 58s  min/mile

Was able to run the first mile and then it was a lot of walking. Walked most of the first half. Tried to jog the downhills on the 2nd half but had a hard time keeping HR down.
What would you do differently?:

This was the best I could do after being sick all week leading up to it.
Post race
Warm down:

sat in ice bath for about 10 minutes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

being sick/severely dehydrated all week leading up to race.

Event comments:

They put on a GREAT race. I didn't participate in any post-race activities so I can't really comment on that.

Last updated: 2013-02-01 12:00 AM
00:41:25 | 2112 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 20/51
Performance: Average
HR was up near 180 when I exited the water.
Suit: none
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:34
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:14:26 | 56 miles | 17.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 25/51
Performance: Average
a light shower early on made the roads damp.
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat the first half. A few tough climbs on the seconds half that dropped me to 5mph.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:20
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
03:03:19 | 13.1 miles | 13m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 32/51
Performance: Bad
could not get HR down. Was up in the 150's even when walking.
Course: first mile was flat and then the hills came. Lots of hills
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %-5%
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 4

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