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Texasman Olympic Triathlon - Triathlon

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Valley View, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes Racing
73F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 58m 58s
Overall Rank = 56/96
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:30am to make it to venue because it was about an hour away. Got McDonald's the day before so that I had something tasty to eat in the morning.
Event warmup:

Did about 5 minutes of warm-up in the lake. Otherwise, lots and lots of standing around waiting for the olympic distance to start. I was second to the last wave to go and we probably waited about 45 minutes from when the sprint waves started.
  • 33m 21s
  • 1600 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

First time wearing a wetsuit for the swim. It rode up on me as I was swimming, which I did not expect. It was relatively easy to stay buoyant and I just chugged along like I do in practice and didn't try hard at all. I wasn't tired at all once I finished.
Transition 1
  • 03m 9s

Really rocky/gravel parking lot, so had to choose my footing carefully.
  • 1h 16m 40s
  • 22 miles
  • 17.22 mile/hr

Rough park roads until a few miles out of the park. Then it was extremely smooth and nice and had a tailwind. At about the turnaround spot is when roads got rougher again and more than half the course was into the wind. Not so fun. And I haven't done any hard work on the bike, so I was extra tired.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Good T2
  • 1h 04m 10s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 21s  min/mile

Absolutely horrible run. Immediately after getting off the bike my quads started cramping. I slowed down as a precaution. The cramps never went away. My cardio was fine, but I was severely limited by those cramps. Also had a horrible feeling of needing to go #2 the whole run.
What would you do differently?:

Although I've done zero race specific training and zero longer distance training, I still have trouble with anything more than a sprint tri in getting my quads to not kill me. I can run half marathons all day long and no quad issues, but it's just something about transitioning from the bike to running in longer triathlons that my quads don't like.
Post race
Warm down:

Immediately went to the bathroom only to be disappointed with no results. Got some delicious watermelon at the snack tent. Did some stretching and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Leg cramps

Event comments:

I liked getting to do a race in a wetsuit. I've never had one before and that limited some of the races I could do. It surprises me how well I can swim against other people without having hardly swam at all in almost 2 years. I had swam not even 10 times in 2 years.

Last updated: 2022-03-24 12:00 AM
00:33:21 | 1600 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 63/96
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: 2 loop course and when we got back to the beach on the first lap, we had to get out of the water and run along beach until we got back to the start line to start the 2nd loop
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:16:40 | 22 miles | 17.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 51/96
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: 1 loop with a few hills. Coming back west and south had a pretty strong headwind that dropped my mph to about 11-12mph. A bit demoralizing. On the way out though it felt great.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:04:10 | 06.2 miles | 10m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 66/96
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 loop course inside the lake/park
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2022-06-20 12:52 PM

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