Redman Triathlon - Half Redman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Oklahoma Redman Triathlon
Total Time = 5h 28m 2s
Overall Rank = 263/
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 28/50
Pre-race routine:

Up, quick stop at Starbucks for the morning jolt and then join the crazy line to find a place to park!!
Event warmup:

Jumping around in my wetsuit trying to stay warm....
  • 38m 58s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Straight forward swim...not much to think about but it did seem like it stayed crowded for a long time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

I love wetsuit strippers!
  • 2h 43m 28s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.55 mile/hr

Decent course...would have been fun had it been dry...there were a bunch of places that I was sure I was going to flat! Lost my gel flask on one bump (stopped to get it) and then I think on the same bump on the way back I jetted a bottle (luckily it was mostly empty)....finished up and just was glad to be done.
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s

In and out but the rain made getting my socks on a real pain but I was glad to have them when I found out how the run course was a partial lake!
  • 2h 00m 54s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

This was a two loop ordeal on a sidewalk around the lake...would have been a fun little course except for the couple of 3+" deep puddles along the least twice I wondered to myself if it was possible to trip over standing water!! The slick footing made me run a bit tentative and that aggravated my sore calf so I throttled it back some so I could finish the season on a decent note since I was not gunning for a PR or anything with the conditions!!
Post race
Warm down:

Try not to slip on the mud!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Too many people for the venue.....parking sucked.......I really felt bad for the guys doing the full as the folks leaving the race site after the half were walking on the sidewalk that was their run course.....some folks were oblivious!!!
The folks doing the full could not possibly have been getting the full attention of the race staff or the crowd with all the commotion of the half folks leaving with their bike and gear and such.....reminds me to be VERY careful of doing a race with multiple lengths at the same time.....

Last updated: 2009-07-07 12:00 AM
00:38:58 | 2112 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:43:28 | 56 miles | 20.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Fine for a while despite the cyclocross portion due to a flooded road....stayed mostly on plan except for jetting a bottle on a REALLY rough bridge crossing...
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 80
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:00:54 | 13.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: simple course mostly on a sidewalk (not much wider than that in many places)
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2