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Austin, Texas
United States
High Five Events
Total Time = 54m 16s
Overall Rank = 25/500
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/37
Pre-race routine:

Typical race breakfast of a couple of bagels and some Diet Coke. Got to the site a little after transition opened. I need to pay attention to the racks better. There were actually 3 for my wave and I chose the one farthest from the exit. Didn't feel like moving everything once I figured it out, though.
Event warmup:

None other than the pre-race yoga/stretching.
  • 05m 13s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

Felt really good going out and knew I was pretty close to the front of the wave. Found a decent pair of feet for the first 3rd. Once we hit the first buoy, that guy slowed way down. I went too hard going past him and was seriously redlining by the second turn. The last stretch was dicey. I was hanging on by my fingernails to get to the shore. Nice touch that they had wet suit strippers, never had that at this race. A spectator very helpfully called out that I was the 4th one from the wave out of the water. Made it pretty certain I was in AG contention since there were 2 groups in the wave. Unlikely that all 3 ahead of me were in my AG.
Transition 1
  • 02m 6s

Kind of slow, relatively speaking, but since I had gone WAY too hard on the swim, I wanted to get my heart rate down a bit before getting on the bike.
  • 31m 57s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.66 mile/hr

Very decent power output. I may have be able to go a little harder, but I felt solid the whole time. Only had one person pass me from the AG and I caught him on the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

Much better T2. Best in AG, in fact.
  • 14m 4s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

Very happy with this run. I caught the one guy that passed me on the bike in the first 1/2 mile or so. Ran strong but didn't go crazy. I think I negative split the 2 miles by about 2 seconds or so.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a massage and then hung out for the AG awards! First time ever placing in my AG. About damn time!

Event comments:

Can't go wrong with the High Five Events.

Last updated: 2014-05-04 12:00 AM
00:05:13 | 300 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/37
Overall: 19/500
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:06
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:57 | 11 miles | 20.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/37
Overall: 13/500
Performance: Good
AP: 219
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:14:04 | 02 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/37
Overall: 62/500
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-05-04 10:47 PM

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