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St. Patrick's Day Triathlon - Triathlon


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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes Racing
52F / 11C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 39m 39s
Overall Rank = 281/372
Age Group = M 60-64
Age Group Rank = 12/17
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5am, had an English muffin for sustenance, headed out. Quick set up but had plenty of time since we loitered in transition until called into the natatorium. Popped a gel before the swim.
Event warmup:

Minimal, just some stretching.
Swim
  • 09m 49s
  • 300 meters
  • 03m 16s / 100 meters
Comments:

Not a great swim. Got tired early, not sure why...probably went out too hard. Maintained my stroke, did catch some short breaths at pool end a couple of times.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s
Comments:

Solid transition. Got in and out pretty well.
Bike
  • 47m 53s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 16.04 mile/hr
Comments:

Decent bike...lots of wind which slowed us all down some, I think. And the hills seemed hard. I made it up OK in lower gears but the legs were burning. Tried to take the first loop very comfortably. Pushed with some five-minute HI intervals on a couple minutes rest on the second loop
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on leg strength for hills to be better.
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s
Comments:

Decent transition. Shoes came on easily with bungee laces, but I still have to sit down to get them on.
Run
  • 37m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

Followed my normal protocol, only with walking periods of 45 seconds instead of a minute. For the most part, normal power seemed to be in the 180s. Total power came in at 165 for the race. Had hoped to do some higher intensity intervals, but those more or less came naturally on the hills. I did jog easily up most hills, all but one that came during a walking interval.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...this will remain my plan going forward.
Post race
Warm down:

Guzzled a bottle of water and walked around a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Advancing age, I'm afraid.




Last updated: 2023-03-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:49 | 300 meters | 03m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 329/372
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: Snaking pool swim in 50m pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:47:53 | 12.8 miles | 16.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 223/372
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Two loops through primary artery in Keller, TX and neighborhoods surrounding the natatorium.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:37:40 | 03.1 miles | 12m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 318/372
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back through park and local neighborhood trails. Good course, with a couple of hilly sections.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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