Bridgeland - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
On Ur Left
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 39m 12s
Overall Rank = 310/600
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 48/66
Event warmup:

relax, no real warm up
  • 12m 46s
  • 485 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters

Happy with swim results. significant improvement over prior race. free to breat ratio was much higher, only two small back stroke breaks. last 100 was good effort.
What would you do differently?:

push through the pain a little more and less breast stroke. it seems to take more energy than free. makes my legs more tired.
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

30yr run with bike. first race in bike shoes. took time in T1. ate shot bloc, drank water, caught breath.
What would you do differently?:

take less time catching breath and actually think about not taking time.
  • 46m 27s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.08 mile/hr

bike fit was biggest problem. new bike and only 2nd time on bike for more than 10miles. saddle needs adjusting...hands and shoulders got tingly. spent a quarter of the time in aero bars. butt was killing me starting at the half way mark.
What would you do differently?:

spend more time in aero bars. more comfortable that way. didn't prepare enough pre-race. had too much time off for back injury.

need more saddle time!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

again, took time ensuring i was ready for run, drank water, wiped off face and head with towel.
What would you do differently?:

push it more. don't need to take as much time in t2, get better at taking off bike shoes. just start running, you can take it slow at the start to catch a breather, keep making forward progress at least.
  • 35m 16s
  • 3.28 miles
  • 10m 45s  min/mile

run sucked. legs were the ball and chain. respitory was ok, but legs were getting to tired. multiple walk breaks. took water at every station (3) and took time to drink it. too much thinking!! slight right calf pain last mile.

finished last 100yrds full out though!
What would you do differently?:

push through the pain a little more. be more prepared for leg fatigue. not enough run training.

run more!
Post race
Warm down:

straight to the shade to sit and hydrate

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training. 3+ weeks off for vacation and injury really hurt me.

Event comments:

First time this race was held. Very well done and will do it again every year if i can.

Last updated: 2009-08-10 12:00 AM
00:12:46 | 485 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 36/66
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Shorts
Course: Point to point with one 90 degree right turn
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:59
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:27 | 14 miles | 18.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 48/66
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: flat, only incline was for bridges.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:35:16 | 03.28 miles | 10m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 54/66
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Below average
Course: flat, twisty, mix of paved road/path/gravel trial
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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