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Cinco Ranch Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Katy, Texas
United States
Katy Rotary
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 02m 22s
Overall Rank = 234/631
Age Group = F20-24
Age Group Rank = 4/12
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at 6:00 am. Rode bike to transition. Set-up transition, body marked, picked up chip, ate granola bar and clif bar, and pb crackers. Had a gatorade, oj, and drank water. Sat around forever in the dark.
Event warmup:

Did not warm-up. Walked the quarter-mile to the swim start. I was in the 7th wave so had to wait awhile.
  • 19m 42s
  • 850 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

Shoulders a little tight from previous day riding 100 miles at HHH in Wichita Falls. Basically though, I am a horrible swimmer. I think my grandma could have beat me out. I will get better though. I think I most definitely have "runner's kick" after reading the article because I have been running for 11 years, cycling for 3, and swimming about 2 years.
What would you do differently?:

I need to devote more time to drills and technique. Do more reading, video watching, and get some coaching advice.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

No problems in transition area other than people walking in front of me. I guess I just feel that I should be moving fast the entire time. I probably look pretty spastic out there.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 42s
  • 20 miles
  • 21.16 mile/hr

Felt good considering the ride from the day before. I usually never get passed, but was passed by a few guys today, but at least I kept any girls (especially in my division) from passing me. Ha ha, of course, after my slow swim, all I do is play chase on the bike, which is actually kind of fun.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

Transition went smootly
  • 42m 58s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

Felt good. Course was not marked, so I was unsure of what mile I was on. I saw a 2, so I figured that was mile 2 so I kept looking for mile 3. I looked so long that before I knew it I was at the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Run at a stronger pace. I kept conserving energy expecting my body to finally give out after a tough weekend, but it never did. I really need to start running harder and getting out of my comfort zone.
Post race
Warm down:

Did not warm-down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Some tightness from HHH on previous day.
Poor swimming ability

Event comments:

Finished 4th in my division out of 12 (one girl DNF) Good race, will do it again (if I don't have an olympic distance one to do). Yucky water though.

Last updated: 2004-09-01 12:00 AM
00:19:42 | 850 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 0/631
Performance: Below average
Suit: Uniform
Course: Residential lake. Swam in a T-shaped format. Extremely mucky water, probably the worst I have ever swam in. This was my 3rd open water tri and I really got to experience the whole thrashing and running into people. I got clobbered on my head, but that's just part of the sport. I'll take a little bruising in the water as opposed to a crash in a road cycling race (my road racing days are over, triathlons here I come!)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:56:42 | 20 miles | 21.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 0/631
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back course on Grand Parkway. Came back against the wind, but wasn't too bad. Flat course, only hills were the overpasses.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:58 | 05 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 0/631
Performance: Average
Course: Several out and backs in residential area. A lot of it was shaded. Felt good.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2004-09-01 12:46 PM

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Longview, TX
Subject: Cinco Ranch Triathlon

2004-09-02 7:35 AM
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Southern Ohio
Subject: RE: Cinco Ranch Triathlon
Wow, Great race! Congratulations!
2004-09-07 12:26 PM
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Longview, TX
Subject: RE: Cinco Ranch Triathlon
Thanks so much! This website is great; everyone is so encouraging. I wish I had discovered it earlier. Oh well, I'm just getting started in this stuff. I'm so pumped about training this winter so that I can get more serious about it next season.
2004-09-07 12:44 PM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Cinco Ranch Triathlon
Great job! Congratulations on your finish!

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