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Austin, Texas
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 39m 38s
Overall Rank = 372/2612
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 80/479
Pre-race routine:

I drove to Austin with a group of gals on Friday afternoon and had some time to hang out before the race on Sunday morning. We spent LOTS of time at the outlet malls which I was really looking forward to and Saturday night I went over to a friend's house to visit. I used to live in Austin and ended up spending more time chatting than I had planned. Got about five hours of sleep. Woke up, ate a banana and PB and an Advantage bar. Chatted with the friends and got in the car to head to the race.
Event warmup:

This was by far the biggest tri I had ever done. There were close to 3,000 women doing the race and just getting everyone parked and over to the race start was quite a job. Everything was very well organized and we shuttled to the race start pretty quick. Unfortunately by the time I got my bike racked and my transition area set up, it was time for the transition area to close and I had to take off my running shoes and put on my flip flops.
  • 22m 7s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 42s / 100 yards

Overall I felt good about my swim. I have NOT been working on my swimming much at all and rarely get in the pool. I just feel like I have lots of room for improvement in my bike time and run time and haven't been motivated to work on my swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Train for the swimming part of a tri
Transition 1
  • 04m 14s

I like to wear a camel back when riding and I had a hard time getting it on. I also didn't have a towel, except for the one under all my stuff, to wipe my feet off with after the hike from the lake to the transition area and my feet were VERY dirty with pebbles and such. It took me awhile to get them cleaned off.Then my bike fell over and it was all rather messy.
What would you do differently?:

Have a small extra towel to wipe my feet on. I have not practiced transitions and I obviously need to. This is one area where I could have cut some serious time from my overall time.
  • 39m 31s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

I only got passed by one person the entire ride and that was at the very end. I was really pleased with my bike speed. My overall rank was 139 out of 2612! Yippee!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

Also need to speed up in T2. It takes me too long to get my shoes laced up, maybe I need to try those YANKS
What would you do differently?:

Speed up
  • 31m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

Need to practice more on hills
Post race
Warm down:

Found one of the other women I was with and watched my friends finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More swim practice and need more practice running on hills.

Event comments:

I was very impressed with how organized the event was for that size. There was lots of enthusiasm from the crowd and overall a fun event. I definitely want to do it next year.

Last updated: 2007-04-25 12:00 AM
00:22:07 | 820 yards | 02m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/479
Overall: 862/2612
Performance: Average
Suit: tri top and tri shorts
Course: The course was an arch and well marked
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 04:14
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:39:31 | 13 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/479
Overall: 139/2612
Performance: Good
The posted results showed my bike avg speed as a 19.7 mph, however I thought the route was 12 and not 13. I am not sure about all of that and didn't have my bike calculator reset.
Wind: Little
Course: The course was much hillier than I had expected.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:02
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:42 | 03.1 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/479
Overall: 732/2612
Performance: Average
Course: The course was in the park on the grass and was pretty hilly. the one hill at the end of the course really killed me, I was just too tired by that point.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2007-06-20 9:32 PM

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Fort Worth, Texas
Subject: Danskin Women's Triathlon Series - Austin

2007-06-21 9:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Danskin Women's Triathlon Series - Austin
Great Race!!  Awesome bike split       Get the Yanks  makes T2 so much easier. 
2007-06-22 6:45 PM
in reply to: #853512

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Longview, TX
Subject: RE: Danskin Women's Triathlon Series - Austin
You sure were truckin' on the bike!
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