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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Team Crenshaw/Team Blaze (Spokane, WA)
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 41m 24s
Overall Rank = 50/337
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/43
Pre-race routine:

Up early for breakfast, oatmeal, banana and coffee followed by an all natural ginger brew (helps my stomach) and about 32 oz of water/electrolytes
Event warmup:

Just loosened up on shore, standing in the pouring rain was colder than the lake temp.
  • 44m 59s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Swim was long, 2500+ from everyone I talked too, I had 2520 on my watch. I opted to not wear a wetsuit with the high water temps, glad I did from a potential overheating aspect, lost a lot of speed.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe wear a sleeveless wetsuit?
Transition 1
  • 04m 20s

Long uphill run to bike, clean transition took a little more time but really wasn't too bad getting stuff in and out of bag.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 49m 12s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.86 mile/hr

A bit tougher than expected but mostly due to the high winds. I lost a lot of speed in the last stretch riding over the bricks near the stockyards, they were brutal!
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder on a couple of the uphill sections and when riding into the wind.
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

Fairly easy transition with a short run to hand off bike to volunteers and a short run indoors to a "changing" room where gear bags were easy to find.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 00m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

Started out really good then it got hot, for me. I couldn't pour enough water and ice on me and was continuously battling the heat. I walked through most any shady spot I could find and stopped at an aid station under a bridge for a couple of minutes to try and cool off.
What would you do differently?:

Run with AC? Try and get more acclimated, which is tough to do when you leave 50-60 degree temps for 80+ degrees.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little, skipped the post race pb&j, chips and orange for a couple bottles of water, an egg/bacon sandwich and coffee at Starbucks.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat during the run.

Event comments:

Overall quite a good race, I would recommend it to anyone interested in doing a half or full but not wanting to do a branded race. I hope they can keep it going as it was a really good first effort!

Last updated: 2017-05-23 12:00 AM
00:44:59 | 2112 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/337
Performance: Below average
Course: Rolling start with a jump off a small dock, pretty straight forward with 4 or 5 buoys to swim around.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:49:12 | 56 miles | 19.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/337
Performance: Good
55.78 miles is what my Garmin shows, on par for what I have seen from others including my wife. Avg HR of 127 and avg 189 watts.
Wind: Strong
Course: Pretty simple course with rolling hills and not a whole lot of turning. Near the end a number of sections with rough bricks to ride over!
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:00:54 | 13.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/337
Performance: Bad
Avg HR 144m
Course: Nice course with a mix of paved and unpaved running, some hills, but nothing too steep.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-05-23 9:06 PM

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Spokane, WA
Subject: Tri Fort Worth

2017-05-24 6:59 AM
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Cleburne, Texas
Subject: RE: Tri Fort Worth

Good job! Glad you enjoyed FW! Those bricks in the stockyards where tough.

I stuffed down the pb&j then found links and hamburgers in the beeer garden later. Much better!!

Edited by HelmoAlkou 2017-05-24 6:59 AM
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