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Kerrville, Texas
United States
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Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 22/281
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/27
Pre-race routine:

Got a decent night's sleep and was able to sleep until 6. Had a couple of apple turnovers that I bought at HEB the night before. Pretty typical race morning.
Event warmup:

No warmup other than some dynamic stretching.
  • 39m 5s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Mediocre swim. Not terrible, but pretty far down the list in the AG and overall.
What would you do differently?:

Same tune: not enough swim volume. Really going to try to improve this for Austin 70.3
Transition 1
  • 04m 11s

This was a pretty lousy transition for me. I was almost 2 minutes slower than most other guys in my AG. Part of that was walking up the hill to get my HR and breathing under control. Part was toweling off just a bit.
  • 2h 26m 58s
  • 56 miles
  • 22.86 mile/hr

No power reading again, but I was planning on going mostly by feel anyway. Think I nailed it pretty close. I don't think the slow down on the run was a result of overdoing the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Think my nutrition plan here was one of my best. Alternated water and Gatorade and supplemented with low fat brownies.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

Decent T2. Made up some time on some of the guys in my AG.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 50m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Started out great. First mile was under 7:30. Stayed under 8/mile until about mile 8. Slowed down a lot at that point, but was never reduced to a walk other than at the aid stations. Should have grabbed the Coke prior to mile 12. Felt like that did wonders for me.
What would you do differently?:

Need a little more run training volume and to up the mileage of the long Saturday rides. The challenge at Austin 70.3 will be that damn hill on the run course.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit. Got back in the river to rinse off. Took all the stuff back to the car and then got in the river again. That felt awesome.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too little volume in swim training, which is a repeat from every year that I've ever raced. Run speed is good. I just need to extend the endurance a little bit.

Event comments:

Great race in a nice venue. The split transitions are easy to deal with. The swim course is simple and easy to navigate. The bike course is mostly flat and relatively fast with only a couple of sections of rough chip seal. The run course along the new trail is scenic and has quite a bit of shade. I definitely rate this race over the Austin 70.3 for half irons in central Texas.

Last updated: 2015-09-28 12:00 AM
00:39:05 | 2112 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/27
Overall: 98/281
Performance: Average
Course: Rectangular river swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:26:58 | 56 miles | 22.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/27
Overall: 10/281
Performance: Good
Course: Two laps, mostly flat.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:50:18 | 13.1 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/27
Overall: 26/281
Performance: Average
Course: Two lap hike and bike trail.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 4

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