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League City, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
95F / 35C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 53m 53s
Overall Rank = 172/197
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 29/29
Pre-race routine:

wake up too early 3:30 am git my stuff ready just had 2 power bars and perform drink bottle
Event warmup:

earliest in parking close to transition. Set-up and went to the dock to relax and do stretching 20 mins before the start just ate gu. swim is at the dock area of boats worst swimming water salty with bitter taste and we can smell the fuel.
Swim
  • 49m 22s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 17s / 100 meters
Comments:

Overall i am comfortable about the whole swim segment. I just stop once to fix my goggles.
im last of my AG well i am really not a swimmer i just do what i can to get to dry land.
What would you do differently?:

eventually ill be comfortable with frontcrawl not in the near future though.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s
Comments:

better than before
What would you do differently?:

nothing much
Bike
  • 41m 59s
  • 23 kms
  • 32.87 km/hr
Comments:

The bike leg was cut short due to construction, so its reduced to 14.2 miles very disappointing , the bike leg is what i am counting on to catch up on my very poor swimming.
I was averaging 21 mph fir the first 9 miles and we hit this medium steep bridge and 1 steep bridge therefore averaged only 20 mph .I want to do this bike course again next year.
What would you do differently?:

nothing.
Transition 2
  • 03m 5s
Comments:

ok no pains no nothing just that its 95 F now and the heat is not good.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Run
  • 1h 15m 55s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 35s  min/km
Comments:

The heat is too much but what probably slowed me down is fitness just splashed me some water every .5 miles otherwise i may end up walking the whole run leg. The over all course is good.
What would you do differently?:

i should have done bricks under the heat even short ones.
Post race
Warm down:

reached the finish line and got my bottle of water id rather splash it on me than drink it because of the heat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

me. I should have done more short bricks under the heat

Event comments:

i would rate this average because they change the bike course to sprint and not because of the weather its because of the construction which was 2 months ago could have been planned in advance.




Last updated: 2014-07-24 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:49:22 | 1500 meters | 03m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/197
Performance: Bad
Suit: trisuit
Course: 1.5 loop
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:41:59 | 23 kms | 32.87 km/hr
Age Group: 11/29
Overall: 29/197
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: One loop
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 03:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:15:55 | 10 kms | 07m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 29/29
Overall: 0/197
Performance: Below average
Course: 3 loops could have been ok but theres part of the course we have to go through grass and not good.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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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2014-08-26 8:04 PM
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Dude! Did you ask yourself why "Clear Lake" smells like fuel? Sounds like an omen for odd things to happen during the race, which did on the bike! Way to persevere and deal with the unexpected. You da man!
2014-08-26 9:23 PM
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Thanks Gary you got to tell me man how do you maintain your pacing in training under Florida Heat
2014-08-26 11:21 PM
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Well done Carlo, your stats aren't bad.  You had a great ride and the full distance would have worked to your advantage.  You had a decent run.  Your only limiter was your swim and you can get better at swimming with practice but even then you're only going to gain a matter of minutes. 

I've been last in my age group more than once.  It's no big deal to me and you're in a much tougher age group. 

2014-08-26 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by wenceslasz

Well done Carlo, your stats aren't bad.  You had a great ride and the full distance would have worked to your advantage.  You had a decent run.  Your only limiter was your swim and you can get better at swimming with practice but even then you're only going to gain a matter of minutes. 

I've been last in my age group more than once.  It's no big deal to me and you're in a much tougher age group. 




Appreciate it bro , Oly is really your game, Swim Focus enough mileage on the bike and not too long on the run.
2014-08-27 8:02 PM
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Great race Carlo! That heat is oppressive, no getting around it.


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