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Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Trident Sports Fort Worth
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 09m 7s
Overall Rank = 16/310
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/23
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30. BM, ate breakfast (oatmeal, protein powder, blueberries) and had a coffee, out the door by 5:05.

Transition was an easy set up. Walked a little bit of the bike course to get an idea of transition in/out. Felt a rumble in my stomach, so hit up the porta potty. This is the second race this year where this has happened (and the only two times it's ever happened). The common thread - Fuzzy's for dinner the night before. I won't be doing that again.
Event warmup:

Easy 15 minute run on the run course. Discovered that the big hill at the end was, in fact, huge. That was good to find out beforehand.
  • 05m 16s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

I was nervous about how crowded the pool might get, but it was fine. I only got tangled up twice, and both times, the person in front of me was kind enough to let my get by. My goal was 1:50/hm pace, and I beat that by a significant amount. Very happy with the performance.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

Long transition run for what is otherwise a very compact transition area. Pavement was a bit rough, so my "run" was more of a slow trot.
  • 37m 23s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

Rough road - I saw at least 5 other athletes blow flat tires. A decent sized hill that we hit twice. I pushed it fairly hard - probably could have gone after it a little bit harder. I'm just glad I didn't blow a flat.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Missed the transition in (it wasn't very clear). Probably cost me ten seconds. Everything else was fast.
  • 22m 47s
  • 3.1 kms
  • 07m 21s  min/km

Pretty disappointed. I didn't have a lot left in the tank. I think I've lost some of my run fitness. Part of that is that I've done little to no speed work in a really long time, really since the last race. I did a good job climbing the last hill and bringing it in hard.
What would you do differently?:

Speed work - maybe actually train for the race
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of focused preparation for the race.

Event comments:

This is a decent local race. The bike course is in pretty rough shape, which would be my only complaint about the course. There was not a lot of pre-race communication (until the day before), and no real useful course information.

Race day, this was very organized and well-run. No complaints about the race day experience. The entry fee is very reasonable for what you get, and there is good competition. If I continue with triathlon, this is a race I would consider doing again.

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Last updated: 2018-07-16 12:00 AM
00:05:16 | 300 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 0/310
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim - snaking in 6 lanes
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:23 | 12.5 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 0/310
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 149, max 180
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, two loops
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:47 | 03.1 kms | 07m 21s  min/km
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 0/310
Performance: Below average
AVG HR 171, Max 185 Mile 1: 7:04 Mile 2: 7:25 Mile 3: 7:39 Last .1: 6:23
Course: Out and back - down a giant hill to the river and along the trails
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 3

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