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Towne Lake Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurmark Race Productions
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 06m 39s
Overall Rank = 40/545
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/39
Pre-race routine:

Saturday Packet Pick-up. Got up early on Monday and drove over to Cypress.
Event warmup:

If you do the sprint race, be prepared for a long wait in the morning. Transition closes a few minutes before the start of the Oly race, which means there is a LONG wait from the close of transition to the start of the sprint waves.

I did get in the water and swim a few yards before the strt of the Oly. This was probably 1-1/2 hours beofre my wave started.
Swim
  • 06m
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 30s / 100 meters
Comments:

The Oly was a deep water start, but the spring started on the beach. There was a lot of contact for about the first 100-yds of this swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s
Comments:

Some races go the extra mile to establish "fair" trainsitions. This race does not. Some people have much shorter distaces to cover than others, and some people have much shorter "runs" with their bikes than others. For two people handling gear changes at the same speed, there could easily be a 1 to 2 minute difference in their combined transition times depending on where they were racked at. No much of an issue for me, but people fighting for a podium spot could get a little frazzled by this.
Bike
  • 30m 13s
  • 12 miles
  • 23.83 mile/hr
Comments:

I thought this was a good ride for me. Have not been riding the tri bike much, so I did sit up a few times, mostly when drinking or when slowing down for a corner. Was able to ride in the 24+ speed range for the bulk of the ride. Lots of passing with the Oly participants ou on the course.
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s
Run
  • 26m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 30s  min/mile
Comments:

Tough run........hot but not too hot.

A lot slower than potential.
Post race



Last updated: 2014-08-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:00 | 400 meters | 01m 30s / 100meters
Age Group: 14/39
Overall: 166/545
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Long narrow rectangle, out and back type swim in one of the subdivision "lakes". Beach start. Water quality is very poor.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:30:13 | 12 miles | 23.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/39
Overall: 11/545
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course: "Square" type of loop course and good raods. One coned lane available to ride in for most of the course. Oly participants do two laps. Roads are in great shape and generally very smooth. Course is very flat, with only a few feet of elevation change over the loop.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:02
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:26:21 | 03.1 miles | 08m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/39
Overall: 74/545
Performance:
Course: Run course on "jogging trails" through the subdivision. Most of the course is beside ponds on along powerline ROW, with only a few short segemtns by the street..
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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