Redman Triathlon - Half Redman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Oklahoma Redman Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 6h 01m 56s
Overall Rank = 395/573
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 54/75
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, Bannana, Small pot of Coffee. Awake at 2:30 AM.
Event warmup:

Stretching / freezing in the rain.
  • 39m 28s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

The start of the swim was chaotic - the water was very shallow and I kept running into people still walking. Once the swimming really got underway - there was wind blowing into the swimmers making breathing a bit more challenging.
What would you do differently?:

Navigate better!
Transition 1
  • 03m 44s

Mounted bike with shoes already on.
  • 3h 07m 5s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.96 mile/hr

It was raining - course was fairly rough. Had to dismount once (where I threw my chain). I also had to use the restroom (took time because I was wearing bib shorts)
Transition 2
  • 05m 19s

T2 was disouraging - I was demoralized as it had started raining again - shoes and socks were totally soaked.
What would you do differently?:

Been mentally tougher.
  • 2h 06m 20s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

The sun came out during the run turning the place into a sauna for the second hour. The concrete trail was hard on the knees - and the mud from the morning rains eliminated running on the grass (lots of standing water.) I was totally trashed when it was over.
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretching, walking, massage. Jacuzzi session back at hotel. Legs were totally shot after race.

Event comments:

This is an excellent race - very well run - one of the best events I've ever done. They made everyone feel like a pro. A+++

Last updated: 2009-07-19 12:00 AM
00:39:28 | 1931 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 57/75
Overall: 0/573
Performance: Good
Suit: Short Wetsuit
Course: Out and Back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:07:05 | 56 miles | 17.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 60/75
Overall: 0/573
Performance: Good
Actual bike time was 3:02 according to cycle computer.
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:06:20 | 13.1 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 49/75
Overall: 0/573
Performance: Average
Course: Two loops on concrete trail
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5