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Shadow Creek Ranch Triathlon - Triathlon

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Pearland, Texas
United States
Troika Promotions
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 32m 36s
Overall Rank = 170/472
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 18/40
Pre-race routine:

Drove over in the morning. Wife dropped me off about a mile from the site and went for coffee while I rode in and set up transition area.
Event warmup:

Was able to get in the water for a bit and acclimate.
  • 13m 36s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 43s / 100 meters

This was my fourth swim in 2104, so the dismal results were pretty much as expected.
Transition 1
  • 06m 33s

Transition started well, but noticed my bike wasn't rolling well on the way out. Felt both my tires, and the front had gone flat. Returned to my rack and changed the tire.

I'd done some work on my front wheel the night before and it had a new tube in it. I rode a few miles on it as a check ride that night, and it was still inflated on race morning. I rode on it about a mile to get to the transition area and everything was fine. Not sure what happened.

The flat issue kind of took most of the race right out of me!

What would you do differently?:

???? I'be been using a narrow Continental Supersonic tire as a race tire on my front wheel to match-up with the H3 trispoke. I'm going to test this out on a few more training rides, but if I have any more flat issues, I'll be switching back to a 4000s
  • 45m 16s
  • 16 miles
  • 21.21 mile/hr

The flat right from the get-go took most of the race right out of me, so I rode hard, but left quite a bit in the tank.

Front tire didn't get fully inflated, so that cost a little time. Also, I'm still having a rubbing / squeaking issue with my bike when applying higher power. Not sure what's happening. This issue is new this year, and happens with both the tri-spoke and the disk on the back wheel. This need to be figured out and fixed!
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s
  • 26m 7s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

Run was starting to heat up by the time I got on the course. I put in a descent effort, but should have been able to push a little harder.
Post race
Event comments:

Nice "local" sprint race. Turn-out for this race is average. It's not big, but it does have enough people around to keep you from getting lonely.. Size wide, it's similar to Katy or Firethorne.

Well organized and run.

Last updated: 2014-06-27 12:00 AM
00:13:36 | 500 meters | 02m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 28/40
Overall: 318/472
Performance: Average
Course: Straight swim, point to point, in a long, narrow subdivision "lake". For the Houston area, the lake is pretty clean and clear.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:33
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:45:16 | 16 miles | 21.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/40
Overall: 47/472
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Two loop course, pancake flat, with two 180's and several other 90's per lap. Great roads, but the turns and congestioon from two laps may make this a slightly slower course than most.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:07 | 03.2 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/40
Overall: 92/472
Performance: Below average
Course: Single loop course on sidewalks and through a drainage area.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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2014-07-18 8:04 PM

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