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Luck of the Irish Triathlon - Triathlon

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The Colony, Texas
United States
35F / 2C
Total Time = 1h 24m 47s
Overall Rank = 139/190
Age Group = M 60-64
Age Group Rank = 5/6
Pre-race routine:

Up around 5:30 for a couple pieces of toast. Pumped tires on bike and headed to site, about 25 minutes away.
Event warmup:

Minimal. Tough to warm up when you're waiting to jump into the pool.
  • 09m 22s
  • 300 meters
  • 03m 07s / 100 meters

Much better swim than last week, because I didn't try to go the whole first length on 5 x 5 breathing. Did maybe 10 strokes at 5 x 5 then settled into a normal pattern.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing; pretty decent swim for me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s

Little longer than normal, but due to the cold I had to take the time to shrug on a thermal bike jersey, then sit down on the curb to get my shoes on rather than tromping through the grass, and then pull on gloves.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Given all of the above, a pretty good T1.
  • 31m 25s
  • 9 miles
  • 17.19 mile/hr

Took first loop generally easy, then pushed on second by performing five-minute harder intervals on a couple of minutes generally easy spinning.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...pretty good bike leg.
Transition 2
  • 03m 25s

Again, due to my area being in the wet grass, I didn't want to put my shoes on and have debris in them that'd bother me during the run. So I again sat on the curb to get my shoes on. Feet were like little blocks of ice.
What would you do differently?:

A little longer than I'd expect, even given the above, but not too bad.
  • 37m 24s
  • 3.19 miles
  • 11m 43s  min/mile

Actually a good run for me, these days, breaking a 12:00 mile. Had a plan, stuck to it. Still cannot understand how I ran the first mile as fast as I did. Miles 2 and 3 were more what I expected. Maybe not being able to feel my feet at the outset (due to the cold) - felt like I was running in clown shoes - is the way to go.
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing.
Post race
Event comments:

Solid event, if a little short, but that makes it a fun morning. Get in, do the race and blow it out, then go home.

Last updated: 2023-03-20 12:00 AM
00:09:22 | 300 meters | 03m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 160/190
Performance: Average
Course: Snaking pool swim in a 50m pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:12
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:25 | 09 miles | 17.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 96/190
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two-loop course around the surrounding neighborhoods, with our own traffic lane. Generally flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:37:24 | 03.19 miles | 11m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 139/190
Performance: Good
Course: One big loop that paralleled the first mile or so of the bike course then turned into a neighborhood, where we wound back to a parallel of the final half mile or so of the bike course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2023-03-28 3:58 PM


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