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Jefferson, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 45m 14s
Overall Rank = 119/200
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 12/15
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 after a poor nights sleep DA@# dog kept barking at something. got coffee and the normal peanut butter and honey sandwich on Wheat
Event warmup:

Walked a bit ran about 1/2 mile then swam to checkout the goggles decided to go with the tinted ones as i could see the bous better.
  • 18m 22s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

I started to the left and managed to stay out of the mixmaster almost all the way. this was good as i was not fighting for position but on the first 2 legs i found my self out a ways from the bouy line thus adding distence to the swim. i was Breathing on nearly every stroke but that is what i planned to do. Sighting was good but much too often almost every other stroke this slowed me down.
What would you do differently?:

Sight every 9 to 12 strokes, get closer to the bouys
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Took the long way around with the bike cost me a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Plan the exit path beforehand.
  • 52m 45s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 17.66 mile/hr

I left the Garmin and had the bike computer set to cadence and distence on the way out and cadence and ave speed on the way back. I rode based on how I felt it was a fun ride I was passed by Dave ffrom the bike shop a mile in and for the next 4 miles we exchanged position several time until he finaly fell back (moral victory for me) I passed several people on the ride this is the forst time i have ever experenced that. the rev X's sure felt fast on the flats and downhills. at about mile 11 one of the woman I was exchanging places with told me i lost a tire I slowed down trying to think about what she ment when 2 more riders pased me one of them telling me my tube fell out. I had the tube stuck under the seat and taped in place with electrical tape the tape got to hot and let go. well after loosing those 3 positions I down shifter to clim and dropped the cahin off the small ring and had to stop to fix it. got passed by 3 more riders but Dave was no where in sight. i closed on the group that had passed me passing 3 of them but at the end of the course i was right behind them going into the sweeping downhill to transition and decided it would be a poor idea to pass. O the dam hill no real big deal I shifted down stood up and cranked my way up.
What would you do differently?:

Secure the tube with duct tape, pay attention when downshifting,
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

Good transition took a few seconds to decide how to rack the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on mount and dismount
  • 30m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

this I what hurt me the first half i could not get my legs under me and my left knee was hurting bad it hurts inside the knee joint like something is comming apart. I walked 3 times and got passed alot. At the half way mark I was able to stick to a walkless run and then began to do what I visulized yesterday I picked 2 runners way in front of me and bean racking them down. soon one of the runners a young man in real good shape began to walk and would continue to until the end he was overheated. The second target walked a water stop and that is where I passed him 1/2 mile to go I started picking it up thinking anyone closing on me will have to work for it. 1/4 a mile to go I hear foot steps and as they get closer I hear some kid yelling catch him daddy but nope he not going to catch me today i do just as I planned and sprint to the finish bad knee and all I will not let anyone blow by me againe if they want it they will have to earn it.
What would you do differently?:

Not damage my knee the week of my big race.
Post race
Warm down:

Limped around and drank

What limited your ability to perform faster:

a Damaged left knee

Event comments:

This finishes my first year of racing I improved 13 min over last year

Last updated: 2007-05-07 12:00 AM
00:18:22 | 880 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/15
Overall: 109/200
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: 3 sided box or i guess more like a flatened Triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:45 | 15.53 miles | 17.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/15
Overall: 108/200
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with a very steep climb at the start and the Dam hill 3/4 mile from the end. the rest of the course is a seris of rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:58 | 03.11 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/15
Overall: 132/200
Performance: Bad
Course: mostly and out and back with the end of the run off set from the start
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2007-07-15 4:04 PM

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Gilmer Texas
Subject: Heritage Triathlon

2007-07-15 6:12 PM
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Longview, TX
Subject: RE: Heritage Triathlon

Congrats on a solid race Cliff.  13 minutes is a great improvement, and you should definitely be proud of your accomplishments over the past year.

Take care of that knee!

2007-07-15 7:55 PM
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Dallas, TX
Subject: RE: Heritage Triathlon
Great race!  Way to stick with it and push through.  And a 13 minute improvement - well done!!
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