I really should write my race recap, but instead how about some history.

I want to write my recap, but I can’t seem to find the mental space or time to do it.

So instead here is a list of every triathlon I have done, all 32 USAT races.

    Race 032     2017 Ironman Texas Triathlon
    Date     4/22/2017
    Finish Time     15:39:32.00
    Score 60.187
    Race 031     Ironman 70.3 Austin
    Date     10/30/2016
    Finish Time     06:01:37.00
    Score 64.057
Race 030     Kerrville Triathlon – Intermediate
    Date     9/25/2016
    Finish Time     03:02:35.00
    Score 69.214
    Race 029     Jack’s Generic Triathlon – Sprint
    Date     8/7/2016
    Finish Time     01:24:17.00
    Score 68.787
    Race 028     2016 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon – Sprint Tri
    Date     6/19/2016
    Finish Time     01:29:03.00
    Score 64.963
    Race 027     Kerrville Triathlon – Half
    Date     9/27/2015
    Finish Time     07:23:38.30
    Score 57.605
    Race 026     Jack’s Generic Triathlon – Sprint
    Date     8/2/2015
    Finish Time     01:35:09.10
    Score 58.26
    Race 025     Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
    Date     6/21/2015
    Finish Time     01:31:56.40
    Score 62.3
    Race 024     Lifetime Tri Cap Tex – International
    Date     5/21/2015
    Finish Time     02:20:59.00
    Score 62.573
    Race 023     Rookie Triathlon
    Date     5/3/2015
    Finish Time     01:14:22.00
    Score 59.917
    Race 022     Kerrville Triathlon – Half
    Date     9/28/2014
    Finish Time     DNF* (6:55:00.00?)
    Race 021     Jack’s Generic Triathlon – Sprint
    Date     8/3/2014
    Finish Time     01:30:24.00
    Score 61.118
    Race 020     Gator Bait Olympic Triathlon
    Date     6/21/2014
    Finish Time     03:20:48.30
    Score 59.551
    Race 019     Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
    Date     6/15/2014
    Finish Time     01:30:08.00
    Score 63.065
    Race 018     TexasMan Triathlon – X-50 – long
    Date     5/4/2014
    Finish Time     05:01:21.70
    Score 58.828
    Race 017     Kerrville Triathlon – Half
    Date     9/28/2013
    Finish Time     07:16:03.00
    Score 56.43
    Race 016     TriRock Austin Intermediate
    Date     9/1/2013
    Finish Time     03:18:02.30
    Score 60.616
    Race 015     Jack’s Generic Triathlon – Intermediate
    Date     8/4/2013
    Finish Time     03:17:41.70
    Score 57.343
    Race 014     Couples Triathlon
    Date     7/14/2013
    Finish Time     01:42:40.00
    Score 57.788
    Race 013     IRONMAN 70.3 BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE – long
    Date     6/29/2013
    Finish Time     07:46:59.00
    Score 55.214
    Race 012     Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
    Date     6/16/2013
    Finish Time     01:31:17.70
    Score 61.029
    Race 011     2013 Playtri Festival Weekend – F1/ITU/Age Group –
    Date     5/31/2013
    Finish Time     02:49:46.00
    Score 57.559
    Race 010     Rookie Triathlon
    Date     5/5/2013
    Finish Time     01:17:29.20
    Score 58.391
    Race 009     Half
    Date     9/30/2012
    Finish Time     07:54:12.60
    Score 52.926
    Race 008     Land Rover TriRock Austin Intermediate
    Date     9/3/2012
    Finish Time     03:36:21.20
    Score 55.412
    Race 007     Jack’s Generic Triathlon
    Date     8/5/2012
    Finish Time     01:38:17.40
    Score 57.791
    Race 006     Couples Triathlon
    Date     7/15/2012
    Finish Time     01:43:19.00
    Score 56.956
    Race 005     Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
    Date     6/17/2012
    Finish Time     01:33:28.80
    Score 58.971
    Race 004     Rookie Triathlon
    Date     5/6/2012
    Finish Time     01:17:42.80
    Score 56.272
    Race 003     Sprint
    Date     10/1/2011
    Finish Time     01:54:14.40
    Score 52.144
    Race 002     Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
    Date     6/19/2011
    Finish Time     02:07:24.00
    Score 45.722
    Race 001     Rookie Triathlon
    Date     4/17/2011
    Finish Time     01:36:43.30
    Score 44.678

The DNF* there was when my timing chip failed. I finished the race, but the timing chip only showed I passed T2. It never worked again after that. I attempted to get the result posted, but I didn’t have any pictures of me crossing the finish with the clock in the shot. So its an official dnf, but I know I did with plenty of time.

 

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The accidental race report

Well since we weren’t planning on doing the lifetime tri, we were in no real condition to go do a full out super sprint style race. With those smaller distance races you really have to give your all and get going quickly. No time to warm up.

Swim Lengths Swim Points Bike Miles Bike Points Run Miles Run Point Total Points
18 31 9.1 27 2.16 41 99

The swim was great I got a quick 2 laps of warmup in the pool. I was able to push quite hard and got 18 lengths in the 10 minutes. I probably could have pulled off 1 more full length, but the official at the end of the lane said “That’s it” when I hit the wall of the 18th, I then asked if it was over, and he said no keep going. I got almost 1 more length in before the time ran out.

The bike set up was different than I was used to, but spin bikes are spin bikes so it shouldn’t have been a big deal. But I should have lowered the seat, I was never quite able to feel right, but I told myself it was only 30 minutes and I just needed to ride. Also when doing these sports sometimes I lose the ability to remember numbers and do math. So For some reason I told myself that 180 was my ftp and just tried to stay at that power number for the whole time. My ftp is at 210 btw, so I short changed myself quite a bit. I didn’t get nearly as many miles in as I should have.

The run was on a treadmill of a type I have never run on before, and wow was it nice. instead of 1 large band that you run on it was made of rubber slats that formed the running surface. Very soft feeling, I wish all treadmills were like that now. But on to the run itself. It went well, I was able to pump up the speed every 10th of a mile from 5.5 until I was going about 7.5. The 20 minutes ended too quickly, but I was a bit out of breath.

Overall lots of fun and great to see Lee do his first Tri and shake the dust off the racing body.

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