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Dallas, Texas
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 56m 37s
Overall Rank = 270/497
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 41/63
Pre-race routine:

Got there early due to jitters and sat in conference room of hotel
Event warmup:

stretched and wondered where I was going to put the stuff I was wearing pre-swim
  • 32m 20s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Kinda choppy, wavy water. Had trouble getting out of the washing machine. Did a lot of breast stroking until I got to my inside position I like. I need to start to the extreme left of the pack, even if it is at the rear. Let them go, then cross the timing area. Another lesson learned.
Transition 1
  • 06m 13s

I have Speedplay road cycling pedals. May have to change this, or put shoes on pedals during pre-race. I took my time this race and dried off. That really paid me off. I had comfy feet for the ride!
What would you do differently?:

Put shoes on pedals pre-race.
  • 1h 23m 16s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.82 km/hr

I just don't like to train on the bike as much as I do in the pool and on the run. It shows in my ranking for this leg of the race. On a good note - I did not get a flat, and I felt like I had a really good effort of getting hydration and nutrition during the bike. Also found couple new riding positions that I liked! I am still learning about myself on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I kinda took it easy because I was afraid of quad cramps on the run like last race. I could have picked up the pace, but didn't want to push too many chips into the pot.
Transition 2
  • 03m 31s

I just took my time and made sure I was comfortable for the run.
  • 51m 17s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 08s  min/km

No cramps this time! I started with short, choppy strides and it worked well! Again, I felt like I could have pushed my pace more, but I was kinda leery of quad cramps.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pushed a little harder
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fear of quad cramps on the run. I hedged the bike and run pace both.

Event comments:

Great event. It is large, but I really liked it. Well done.

Last updated: 2013-10-07 12:00 AM
00:32:20 | 1500 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 30/63
Overall: 246/497
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca S4 farmer John
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:23:16 | 40 kms | 28.82 km/hr
Age Group: 48/63
Overall: 329/497
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Great roads on this race. Very little chip seal. Almost all concrete. Rolling hills. Great bike course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:51:17 | 10 kms | 05m 08s  min/km
Age Group: 27/63
Overall: 198/497
Performance: Average
Course: Hilly, but I was better prepared for it this time.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race?
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

2013-10-07 7:06 AM


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