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The Couple's Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Austin, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 24m 31s
Overall Rank = 181/706
Age Group = N/A
Age Group Rank = 28/76
Pre-race routine:

Not much of one. Got up around 5:45, had some cereal and some Gatorade and headed for the race. I was surprised how many people were already there when I arrived. Transition had only been open about 15 minutes but it was already very crowded.
Event warmup:

Jogged for about 10 minutes. Tried to stretch out a bit.
  • 18m 56s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

What the hell? I have no idea how I swam this slowly. I have never been this slow in any race I've ever done. The distance may have been a little bit off, but Jamie still managed 1:26/100m. I know my navigation towards the first turn was horrible, but it couldn't have added THAT much time.
What would you do differently?:

Well, the more I look at it, the more I think I was slightly slow and the distance was long. Only 4 people managed sub-1:30/100m. Still, I was slow.
Transition 1
  • 03m 4s

Long ass run from the water to transition, hence the long time. I was intentionally a bit slow here because I wanted to bring my heart rate down a bit before I got on the bike.
  • 34m
  • 12 miles
  • 21.18 mile/hr

Decent bike leg. I averaged 218 watts. I probably could have done a bit more, but with my lack of training, I'm satisfied. Lugging 8-10 extra pounds over the rollers definitely had an effect on my speed. Doing that wattage and not breaking 20 mph shows that something was going on.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Got hung up at the line by a lady who decided to veer to the right while she stopped and dismounted. Since I was between her and the curb, it screwed me up a little. No biggie.
  • 27m 25s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

Ugh. 8:50/mile? Are you kidding me? Pathetic. No more words for that.
Post race
Event comments:

Another great Jack and Adams race.

Last updated: 2006-12-02 12:00 AM
00:18:56 | 875 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 36/76
Overall: 273/706
Performance: Below average
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:04
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:00 | 12 miles | 21.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/76
Overall: 104/706
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:05
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:25 | 03.11 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 38/76
Overall: 254/706
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2007-07-16 9:46 AM

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Austin, TX
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Subject: The Couple's Triathlon

2007-07-16 11:12 AM
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Round Rock, Texas
Subject: RE: The Couple's Triathlon
Nice job Dennis, even without training.  I agree with you that the swim course was long.  I was slow but not that slow.  Good talking to you after the race.
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