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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Sunny
Total Time = 10h 43m 6s
Overall Rank = 236/2437
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 43/267
Pre-race routine:

Check a detailed race review here: http://triplethreattriathlon.blogspot.com/2014/05/ironman-texas-rac...

We woke up at 4:10 and I had my pre-race breakfast: cereal and 2 tbsp of Nesquick with 2% milk. We then grabbed my bags and drove to transition. I was lucky to borrow a pump from a fellow athlete, avoiding waiting in line. I was worried about my rear tire, as I inflated it the day before to 120 psi and it was at 40 psi (I use latex tubes, which lose air easily, but this was a little too much). I didn’t have time to change the tube, so I hoped for the best. I packed my nutrition on the bike and left for the swim start, which was 1 mile away. I took advantage of this walk to eat half of a banana and to chat with my wife. I wasn’t nervous yet.

Once I got to the swim start, I had to wait in line to use one of the port-a-potties to do my pre-race routine. The wait was HUGE... I probably lost 20-25 minutes there, that as you will read later on, would have a negative impact on my swim. I took advantage of the long wait to get body marked, apply sunscreen, and keep sipping on sports drink.

I put my wetsuit on after generously applying Body Glide to my neck, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, and ankles. I kissed and hugged my wife and thanked her for being there. She wished me luck and told me she was proud of me. She calmed me down by telling me that I had put a lot of work into this and she was sure I’d do well. Surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous yet, but her words were exactly what I needed to hear. I said goodbye and headed to the water along with 2,600 other athletes. Now I finally started to feel a little nervous…
Swim
  • 1h 19m 22s
  • 3862 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 05m 36s
Bike
  • 5h 14m 31s
  • 112 miles
  • 21.37 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 05m 23s
Run
  • 3h 58m 14s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile
Post race



Last updated: 2013-09-11 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:19:22 | 3862 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 131/267
Overall: 1017/2437
Performance: Bad
Suit: Xterra Vector Pro
Course:
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 05:36
Performance:
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
05:14:31 | 112 miles | 21.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 33/267
Overall: 181/2437
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course:
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 05:23
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
03:58:14 | 26.2 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 41/267
Overall: 246/2437
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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