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Irving, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 19m 31s
Overall Rank = 116/288
Age Group = M 20-24
Age Group Rank = 9/14
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30 and ate some breakfast. When I set my 5K PR at the RunuBiTri, I had two bowls of cereal, a couple rolls and a banana so I figured I'd do that again. I only ate one bowl of cereal and actually had to kind of force that down as I wasn't feeling like normal. After that I took a shower and left the house at 6:10.
Event warmup:

None. Water was too cold for that.
  • 14m 15s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

I was really hoping to see my pace for this swim bc I thought I did very well. The course had to be longer than 500m though bc everyone's times were too long. I seeded myself at the back bc I am usually a bad swimmer, but I didn't factor in that I had a wetsuit and others didn't. This caused me to have to swim through a lot of people and it was very rough at the beginning. The first buoy came up quickly and I felt really great. I kind of had a squiggly path to the second buoy but still was doing good. About 75-100m after the second buoy I started feeling bad in my stomach. At that point I was ready for the swim to end.
What would you do differently?:

Start more up front in the pack. Probably could have tried a little harder during the part I felt good in.
Transition 1
  • 02m 39s

Took FOREVER to get suit off.
What would you do differently?:

Grease my ankles?
  • 32m 11s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

This was just a bad day. I felt like throwing up pretty much fromo the last 1/3 of the swim until the end, so I didn't have the power I normally do. The hills made me really suffer as I had to push hard and my stomach didn't want me to. There was a girl who kept drafting off me for like 4 miles and I thought she got a penalty bc the bike police slowed down by us, but upon checking the penalty list I didn't see her. She made me mad.
What would you do differently?:

Feel better.
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

I felt so horrible. I could not run with the bike, so I walked it all the way to my rack which was at the far side of the transition area. I came back to my rack only to realize that I had put my wetsuit on top of my shoes and my shoes were not all wet. I also went sockless which was a mistake bc of a scrape on my toe and all the water from the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Keep shoes dry. Bring socks just in case.
  • 28m 59s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Still felt horrible. I was reduced to walking for a good part of this course. My calves were also really tight at the beginning and every step of my left foot let me know I had a sore on that foot and no sock. The thought of dropping out actually crossed my mind, but I could not live with myself if I dropped out and could have just walked to the finish, so I kept going. In all, this run only cost me one spot, due to my poor bike performance.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks! Not feel like puking.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a sip of accelerade and talked to people for a bit. Went up to car, changed and drank my bottle of Endurox. I met some new BT people and talked for a while while watching the kids duathlon. Those kids are hard core. I may have sounded pretty negative throughout this RR, but I still had fun, just a horrible race. That's what is so great about this sport.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Feeling horrible.

Event comments:

The transition was good unlike at stonebridge, and the bike had enought people to let you know where to go. Only peeve was the swim distance/course was off. Will definitely do it again next year if it fits into my schedule.

Last updated: 2007-04-03 12:00 AM
00:14:15 | 547 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 134/288
Performance: Good
Suit: Quintana Roo Sleevless
Course: This could not have been 500m as everyone's time was long. It was a sort of counter clockwise triangularish course.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:39
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:11 | 10 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/14
Overall: 69/288
Performance: Average
Forgot to start my garmin, so no data. :(
Wind: Some
Course: I really liked this course. The only really sharp turns were the U-turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:28:59 | 03.11 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/14
Overall: 191/288
Performance: Bad
Course: Mostly out and back except for the turn around on a big hill.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-04-22 10:55 PM

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Dallas, TX
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2007-04-22 11:36 PM
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Frisco, TX
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Great job competing through the GI distress.

2007-04-23 7:40 AM
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the colony texas
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way to go

great job
2007-04-23 8:28 AM
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Dallas, TX
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It was great to meet you - sorry you didn't feel 100% for the race, but you still had quite a good performance!  Great job!
2007-04-23 9:00 AM
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DFW Metroplex
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Good job.  congratulations.
2007-04-23 10:23 AM
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Dallas, TX
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Even though it was a bad race for you... you killed it on the bike!

OK, you WALKED most of the run and made a 9:19 minute mile? Dang. I ran it and only went a 10:30 minute mile. You will be fast when you can run the whole way.

Great job on finishing, even though your stomach was not being agreeable.

2007-04-23 11:34 AM
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Longview, TX
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Good job fighting through and finishing.  Your transition times look very good in relation to a majority of the field also.  Congrats.
2007-04-23 5:43 PM
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Plano, TX
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Sorry to hear it was a rough race for you.  Congrats on getting through it.  It was good to meet you afterwards.
2007-04-24 5:20 PM
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Great race (even with all of the problems you had!) Super job pushing through them!
2007-04-24 10:11 PM
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Wylie, TX
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Way to suck it up Buttercup! Good to see you again.
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