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Disco Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Valley View, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 56m 30s
Overall Rank = 14/52
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/12
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 4am had breakfast and coffee. Drove an hour to race site-
Event warmup:

some stretching but no swimming or anything else.
  • 29m 52s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

No complaints here. I was relaxed had more in the tank but no one to swim with that was staying on course. there were 2 other swimmer types in my wave but both of them took a sharp right and went off course so after the first turn I was on my own. I realize why I made that mistake last time- the orange return buoys look just like the orange turn around buoy.
What would you do differently?:

I wish every swim was like this 1.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

Good T1. I'm pleased with my T1 that inlcudes a bit of running distance. I feel like my fitness is finally showing up or my swim was so easy that I had plenty of room to run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 22m 50s
  • 23 miles
  • 16.66 mile/hr

I was passed by 1 lady on a road bike. Other than that it was all fancy bikes in aero. Saw some drafters- so annoying now. I'm ready to upgrade from my road bike to a TT. This part of the race I road right up to zone 4 hr and just stayed there. I did attack the last hill that is the steepest on course. Good choice!
What would you do differently?:

Buy a TT bike!
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

T2 is a little slower vs average than T1 with some consistency. But the time that I lose to the leaders in T2 is nothing compared to the 15 minutes on the bike and 15 mins on the run.
What would you do differently?:

I'm guessing that time lost is from running right off the bike. I walked the bike most the way through transition. probably need to work on off the bike fitness.
  • 59m 46s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

Sub 1 hour!!!!!! number 1 the weather was much cooler than we have been training in. Even given that I kept dumping water on me and putting ice in my bra. #2 I trusted my training/ race plan and walked the aid stations and ran to HR zone 5 between. I'm really happy with how this worked out.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing until I train up and become a better runner. This is flat out my best that I could do to-date and today.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate bbq

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my fitness - I executed the best race I was capable of for the fitness I have attained. I was spent after this race and it took me 2 days longer than expected to recover.

Event comments:

I love the Dallas Athletes events. I did most of them this year. Well organized and run with just enough entertainment. I wish there were more athletes participating! 1 request would be to change the out buoys on the swim to orange and the back to yellow. I understand that is not nautically correct but it's easier to see orange than yellow when looking into the sun.

Last updated: 2016-08-10 12:00 AM
00:29:52 | 1760 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 1/52
Course: Rectangle with bouy on the right clockwise.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:22:50 | 23 miles | 16.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 22/52
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Single loop through rolling hills 2 turn arounds
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:46 | 06.2 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 26/52
Course: 2 loops through the park with 3 turn around points
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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

2016-09-21 10:17 AM

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