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Fulshear, Texas
United States
itrievents
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 53m 43s
Overall Rank = 54/175
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/9
Pre-race routine:

got up VERY early (4:15) and drove to Fulshear.
Event warmup:

light stretching. The water was too cold to swim in!
Swim
  • 03m 52s
  • 200 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters
Comments:

My time was actually 3:16 in the swim, but the run to T1 with the timing mat was a bit away from the pool which adds to the swim time. I really hit 1:33/100m pace which is fast for me. The water was so cold that I think we were swimming faster to get out!
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Transition 1
  • 00m 39s
Comments:

T1 went good!
Bike
  • 29m 28s
  • 8 miles
  • 16.29 mile/hr
Comments:

My bike was terrible. I started off great around 19-20 mph, but then tanked about 1/3 (1/2?) into it. It also didn't help that a kid turned around early at a spot where the cones stopped and I turned around with him thinking this was it...which blew my mind since it was just in the wide open with no actual indications that it was the turn around spot. I lost a minute there.
What would you do differently?:

get a bit more familiar with the bike path. LOSE WEIGHT instead of gain it from last season.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s
Comments:

I didn't have the "Yankz" in my shoes this tri and it showed. I was much slower on this transition than I normally would be. I got a cramp, too, putting my socks on.
What would you do differently?:

use Yankz!
Run
  • 18m 22s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile
Comments:

I didn't have my Garmin on the run and just ran by feel. It went fine actually and is my fasted pace so far in a tri....even if slow for most others. The Intervals have been paying off.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Post race
Warm down:

walked and drank water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weight gain affecting bike

Event comments:

This is a pretty good race. Throwing the color things at people didn't really appeal to me, but a lot of others liked it. The only issue I have with this race director is that too often the biking gets into traffic. We're literally riding on a shoulder of a farm to market road with cars passing us on the left in the main lane. ????? There were cops at the intersections but it just isn't enough. There needs to be more clearly marked off biking areas. Plus, areas of the shoulder had debris and mud all over them...meaning no effort was made to make sure it was clear for biking. I'd do it again, but I think it takes away from the quality of the race. Also, the volunteers seemed a bit too young and generally unenthusiastic compared to what I'm used to.




Last updated: 2014-04-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:03:52 | 200 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 0/175
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:29:28 | 08 miles | 16.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/175
Performance: Bad
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:18:22 | 02 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 0/175
Performance: Good
Course: run through a neighborhood
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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