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Montgomery, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
60F / 16C
Total Time = 5h 44m 9s
Overall Rank = 106/477
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/53
  • 47m 17s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

Lots of swells and chop on the course once you cleared the boat harbor. Nice think about this race is the starting waves are small and people spread out nicely so there's very little contact.

Water was cool at the start, but just fine with the wet suit.
What would you do differently?:

No swim training means slow, uncomfortable swim legs. This winter needs to be the time to get the swim whipped into shape!
Transition 1
  • 05m 57s

Forecast looked at before the race was calling for temps is the 40's and 50's. Based on this, I took extra time to dry off and put on extra gear. This has to have been my slowest T1 of all time.
  • 2h 55m 45s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.12 mile/hr

I've been riding a lot but not running very much at all. Decided to try and limit the bike, riding by HR, with the hope of having a decent run. Goal was to keep my HR in the 130's. Overall this worked fairly well but is frustrating to be out on the course and not feel like you're putting out much effort.

It was a windy day, so times were slow relative to the amount of effort expended.

All in all, this is a great bike course.
What would you do differently?:

Weather forecast was way off and I was overdressed. Stopped at the turn-around to pee and removed the vest. Would have been better-off without the vest, gloves, and shoe covers.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s
  • 1h 53m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

I had been running some, but not putting in much volume, so my goal was to bike easy and run well, using HR to pace. This worked well, kept the HR in the 148-152 range which translated to about an 8:30 pace. Temperatures were in the low 70's but with a cooling breeze.
What would you do differently?:

Good run!
Post race
Event comments:

Excellent race at a great venue. This race is a great way to end the tri season. This was my third Oil Man, and each year seems better than the last.

Last updated: 2014-06-27 12:00 AM
00:47:17 | 2112 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/53
Overall: 278/477
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra full sleeves
Course: New swim course is a skinny triangle, starting and ending in the La Toretta harbor.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:57
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:55:45 | 56 miles | 19.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/53
Overall: 107/477
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Lollipop type course from Montgomery to Richards and back, with one out and back section. There are no big hills, but there are also very few flat sections....lots of small elevation changes. Terrain goes through a mixture of small town, forest, and open pasture environments. Roads are in good condition, with some light chip-seal. Three bottle hand-ups evenly spaced.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:03
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:53:04 | 13.1 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/53
Overall: 84/477
Course: Three lap course laid out in a rough figure 8, with each loop of the figure 8 being about 2-miles. Smaller loop is an out-and back through the neighborhood on sub-division streest. Loner loop is a curvey loop through the golf course on golf cart paths. Very flat and fast course with little shade.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

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