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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 59m 15s
Overall Rank = 130/179
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/14
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 5:00 and ate my normal peanut butter and honey on whole wheat with 2 cups coffee and a bottle of water (did not drink all the water)
Event warmup:

Set up Transition this was hard as i was one of the last to get there and the racks were full. Found the water swam a bit and shivered while trying to figure out what bouys were what.
Swim
  • 30m 4s
  • 1609 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards
Comments:

This was a very congested swim I thought the longer distance would get more seperation but the first half was a fight I kept the arms close and never got hit but I did get climbed onand breathed in some water on the first 450. this was my best swim to date I think the course may have been short, The water was the roughest I have swam in too.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 04m 18s
Comments:

Run from swim to T-1 was at least 100 yards up hill then I made a rest room stop
What would you do differently?:

Pee in the water
Bike
  • 1h 21m 31s
  • 25 miles
  • 18.40 mile/hr
Comments:

I got fitted 2 weeks ago and rode the bike 2 times since then so I was very uncomfortable in the first mile my right glut started hurting and ached most of the way. about 1/2 way my left quad started hurting followed by my right calf and my back was becomming sore. I was holding back big time on the bike as I was afraid of the muscle pains getting worse and the beginings of quad and calf cramps. near the end I started getting cramping in the left quad and whn I had to stop to fix my rear wheel ( I kickd the skueer open) both the left quad and right calf cramped real bad causing me to nearly fall off the bike in pain. I rode the remainder of the way very slow.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more the night before and pre race. Ride the bike more I knew I was not ready to do well on the bike do to my lack of time on it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
Comments:

T-2 was a welcome site I dismounted and heard Clint yell good job Cliff then I heard Gina yell RUN don't WALK. So I waved and ran thank you both. This was my first transition with Yanks they are great fast T-2 for me
What would you do differently?:

Learn to jump dismount but with the cramps I could not have done it anyway
Run
  • 1h 01m 50s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

Crmps started right away so i walked and drank the first water stop the one right at the start of the run. I ran and walked the first mile mostly walked I had cramps in the right calf left quad and then the chest pains I have been having. After the second water stop about mile 2 I started running the downhils fast and then walking the uphills I figured the stress test said my heart was fine so I would trust it. This walking and running system along withthe water I drank seemed to stop the cramps and I worked on sighting people and passing them I think they thought i was nuts to blow by them on the down hill and then let them catch me on the uphills but it worked I only failed to catch one guy that I wanted to get. Near the end I wanted someone to sprint to the finish with but know one was willing so I sprinted in alone quite to the admusment of the BTers cheering me in. Despite the cramps and the run/walk my time was right in line with my normal 6 mile pace.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more, run more, run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a water and joined the BTers cheering people in it was great meeting so may new people I will need to add them to my friends list soon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hydration, bike time,

Event comments:

I think we were abit late starting but not much. Lots of very helpful volunteers and drink stations. The Pizza was gone when I went to get it I guess that is more incentive to go faster.




Last updated: 2007-05-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:30:04 | 1609 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/14
Overall: 123/179
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Tri
Course: Triangle with 3 sets of urn bouys first for the sprint second for the oly and third for the half IM.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:18
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:21:31 | 25 miles | 18.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/14
Overall: 131/179
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Kind of an out and back with rolling hills and 90% of the way a great surface had 30 feet of graval where the road surace had been removed but overall it was great.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:01:50 | 06.2 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/14
Overall: 123/179
Performance: Average
Course: out and back with a wiggle thru the park.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2007-09-16 8:19 PM

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2007-09-16 8:59 PM
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Great meeting you today!  awesome race today.  Great job working through the cramps!
2007-09-16 10:05 PM
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It was good to meet you today. It is never fun to deal with cramps during a race. You did look good going down the home stretch.
2007-09-16 10:18 PM
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Congratulations!!!  Hope you feel better soon!  Laughing
2007-09-16 10:54 PM
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Great to see you there today on the course.  Sounds like you had a few struggles out there, but really fought through.  You should definitely be proud of your performance out there today.

Congrats on the olympic!  Keep the progression rolling!

2007-09-17 7:59 AM
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2007-09-17 8:16 AM
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Nice to see ya out there. Great race! I'd be happy with a sub-3 hr Olympic.
2007-09-17 12:20 PM
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Great job getting through the race when you were feeling crappy. Wish I had seen you there....maybe next race!
2007-09-17 3:54 PM
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great race,, a sub 3 hr oly would make my season... what type of wheels do you have in you photo??
2007-09-17 10:06 PM
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Great to see you out there, and visit afterwards.  Didn't know you were having trouble on the bike.  You were looking good.

Congrats on fighting through it to the finish.  This course can do that to you.

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