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Austin, Texas
United States
Life Time Triathlon Series
73F / 23C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 44m 57s
Overall Rank = 37/688
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/76
Pre-race routine:

Get up early and head to the lake. Swim was canceled, so just set up and get ready for the time trial bike start. Was only partly in "race brain" mode, as this was a fun one between a 70.3 and ITU long course worlds (which did not come to pass for this racer). With swim canceled, decided that I'd try just hammering the bike (rather than "pacing") and then see what's left for the run. I like how it worked out, and I learned a thing or two.
Event warmup:

I think I ran a mile or so before, but can't remember if that was for this race or the CapTex 10k...
Swim
  • 00m
  • 1500 meters
  • / 100 meters
Comments:

Canceled due to CRA CRA rain and flooding. River was a maelstrom. Bummed, as I thought I might pick up a minute or so on the competition, given where my swim was for this.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

A little confused, since there was no swim, but OK. ;)
Bike
  • 1h 01m 5s
  • 40 kms
  • 39.29 km/hr
Comments:

I HAMMERED this one. Figured, no swim so just drop it and see what happens. Won my AG, I think. Was a GREAT ride (for me).
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s
Comments:

A little wobbly, but OK. Could've been 10 or 20 seconds faster, best case.
Run
  • 42m 23s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 14s  min/km
Comments:

Nice course. First half was hard after coming off the bike. On second lap, I had a couple "targets" ahead of me and found a gear I didn't even know I had. Good training blocks lead to good fitness, I suppose!

One of my fastest 10k's overall, and definitely my fastest Oly 10k (I think).
Post race
Warm down:

Went up and said hey to MARK ALLEN! Total fan-boy, but I played it cool and he was super nice.

Event comments:

Great race. Right decision to cancel the swim (river was ungodly nasty - whole trees and even a dumpster flowing down river in great, deadly swirls). They made a great race and fun day out of a weather challenge. Well done and fun!




Last updated: 2015-04-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:00:00 | 1500 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/76
Overall: 0/688
Performance:
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:01:05 | 40 kms | 39.29 km/hr
Age Group: 1/76
Overall: 27/688
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course:
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:42:23 | 10 kms | 04m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 4/76
Overall: 68/688
Performance: Good
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 Just right
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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Subject: Life Time Tri CapTex - Olympic Course


2016-03-07 10:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Life Time Tri CapTex - Olympic Course

OK, so better late than never...

Recollection is a little hazy, as this was almost a year ago.  Entered the data, but not the comments until just now.  Fond memories, if fuzzy ones!

Matt

2016-03-07 1:01 PM
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Eek!  Swirling dumpsters and trees sound like very valid reasons for cancelling the swim!  Your decision to give it all you had on the bike and then try the same on the run paid off.  Glad this turned out to be such a good, informative race for you.  It's always fun finding that little bit extra we didn't know we had.  Congrats!

2016-03-07 2:42 PM
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Great, shortened race! I like that you had a definite maybe fastest oly run time!!  I also hope that dumpsters in the river are rare things

2016-03-07 5:15 PM
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Originally posted by amd723

Great, shortened race! I like that you had a definite maybe fastest oly run time!!  I also hope that dumpsters in the river are rare things

Ha!  I read the definitely maybe thing after making public and thought, "Yeah, some English major!"    Too funny. 

And dumpsters are mercifully uncommon - at least as far as I know!

Matt

2016-03-11 4:22 PM
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Congrats on making the best of an altered race. Sounds like the bike and run went well for you. Glad you didn't have to swim with the dumpster



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