Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon (1/8th IM) - TriathlonShort Course

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 35m 23s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I woke up at 3:30am, ate a bagel with peanut butter and honey, and an apple and drank 24 oz of water. My truck was already loaded up so I left the house around 4am.
Event warmup:

Swam about 250 meters as a warm up and ran for about 5 minutes
  • 13m 8s
  • 482 meters
  • 02m 42s / 100 meters

Swim went better than I expected being as I thought it would be my worst event. I did poorly sighting which affected my time however my breathing was good and I felt comfortable the entire swim.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Went great for my first race. Was listed as 5 fastest in Clydesdale below 40.
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 48s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.18 mile/hr

Ride went well.... I hoped to average 20 and fell below that pace, and I think I paced myself a little slow trying to save energy for the run. Ride was enjoyable but I didn't push myself as hard as I should have pushed.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder
Transition 2
  • 02m 23s

Everything went great (I actually felt like I knew what I was doing), then as I'm about to leave transition, someone yells, "Wears your number?" Darn I forget to put my race belt on....... and my race is at the furthest corner of transition. I sprint back to my rack and place my race belt on, but by now my mind is racing about the making the mistake.
What would you do differently?:

Put my number on.
  • 34m 41s
  • 3.3 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile

After my mishap in T2 it took me about 2 miles to compose myself, and get my heart rate under control. My last mile was my fastest, but they were all slower than my training times. I was surprised how one mishap could affect my mental state so much.
What would you do differently?:

PUT my number on in T2, and not let a mishap affect me so much.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank recoverite, spoke to John, Justin, Craig, Merry and Keri and spent ime with my family. Also spoke to several other BTers. It was a great time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just learning how to pace... should have went harder on the bike, and stayed more foucs during the run.

Event comments:

Average since this was my first race and have nothing to compare it to.

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Last updated: 2009-06-09 12:00 AM
00:13:08 | 482 meters | 02m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca 226
Course: Course was point to point with one right turn.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:48 | 14 miles | 19.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Was and out and back with two turnarounds. Course was flat and mostly smooth and was well marked.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:23
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:41 | 03.3 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Course was a flat loop consisting of sidewalk, road, and packed dirt path. Course was flat and open, with the excepting of the path portion.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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] 3