Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tim Hartley's Race Recap. THE US Open. Rockwall, Texas. Go!

Green Member:  Tim Hartley


Event: Toyota US Open - sprint

Location: Rockwall

Class (yours):  Clydesdale 40 +

Results: 3rd place

Local Knowledge and Conditions:  Great day for a race. 

Pre-Race Strategy & Warm Up:  Stay away from the sharks.  Find my bike rack marker.  Keep a good rythym on the run start. 

Psychology: Remember that I'm racing for fun.  Injuries this year meant that I couldn't achieve my goals.  But, I can still be thankful and enjoy one last race. 

Race Break Down -
Swim -  Good start.  Kept away from the sharks.  Sighted real well - very little extra distance.
Bike - Liked the hills at the start.  Got into a decent cadence but just didn't have the power or stamina today.
Run - Surprised myself!  This race was the third time I'd run since July 5.  Felt great - during the race.

Lessons Learned (Or Re-Learned):  There is no substitute for training.

Future Goals (include skills executed well and skills needing improvement):  Work this off-season for a solid base for next season.  Improve swimming form and speed.

Fitness (endurance, nutrition, hydration):

Something funny that happened:

Glad To Be Here!

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