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Paris, Texas
United States
44F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 33m 32s
Overall Rank = /88
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

Got to Paris around 7 p.m. Picked up racec packet then checked into motel. Moved all gear inside and prepped the bike, race numbers, etc. Ate pasta and drank water. Morning of race I ate instant oatmeal and drank a bit of Diet Coke for the caffeine. Got to Aerofit Center around 7:35 and got checked in, marked, etc. By then it was time for pre-race brief. After first wave went I made one last bathroom break.
Event warmup:

  • 00m
  • 425 yards
  • / 100 yards

I aimed to stay relaxed during the swim, but I think I sacrificed some power in the first half. My turns got very sloppy towards the end, too.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming more.
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 was long (I don't know exactly how long because the event is not chip timed and I didn't keep track on my watch) because the weather was cold and I had to put on extra layers.
What would you do differently?:

I can't control the weather....
  • 00m
  • 12.4 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I'd use my Profile drink bottle rather than the bottle cage for my drink.
Transition 2
  • 00m

The run with the bike was below average because I couldn't feel my legs--they were frozen!
  • 00m
  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile

I did fairly well considering I never completely regained the feeling in my legs.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank Gatorade, then ate at the indoor feed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The weather.

Event comments:

This is a good small race. They've had bad luck the past two years with cold fronts moving through the night prior to the race. They made some good improvements this year: instituting a "circular" in-lane swim that enabled more people to swim sooner and get on with the race without causing too many "crowding" problems (except for the ace swimmers); they finally got "real" bike racks instead of 2 x 4s mounted on sawhorses, and had bikes racked by number groups instead of first come, first served. Great post-race feed and door prizes. Great participation from all types of folks--lots of young people did their first tris (I'm guessing) at this event.

Last updated: 2007-04-14 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 425 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/88
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:00:00 | 12.4 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/88
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Variable--was not a straight N-S out-and-back as in previous years, so for first few miles there was a tailwind and thus a headwind those same two miles--going uphill, no less. The remainder was a crosswind on chipseal.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/88
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-04-16 9:49 PM

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