Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
86F / 30C
Total Time = 1h 25m 24s
Overall Rank = 220/750
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 42/97
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15 and ate ego & pb. Headed down the road a little bit to the Bridgelands
Event warmup:

Did a quick 3 minute swim
  • 09m 55s
  • 500 meters
  • 11s / 100 meters

Felt like a good swim. Checked my garmin upon exiting and time was about a minute and a half longer than I wanted it to be.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

Things went well. Didn't realize I forgot to put on my race belt until I was 5 miles into the race.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster
  • 39m 21s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.35 mile/hr

Heart rate was up in the 160's the whole time. I like to be in the 150's for the bike, so the last 5 miles I took it pretty easy to try and get it back down. I wish the two pieces of roadkill would have been removed. My stomach wasn't 100%, so I almost yacked when I caught the stench of the dead possum.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster while maintaining a lower heart rate.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s
  • 32m 53s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

I tweeked my ankle a week before the race while doing some sprints and adding that to my post Buffalo Springs recovery, I wasn't where I wanted to be training wise for this race. It showed on the run. I used my HIM infiti drink on the bike and it didn't sit well in my stomach. Started to feel better around mile 2, but the race was over before I knew it and the run had once again pulled my overall results down.
What would you do differently?:

run more and faster
Post race
Warm down:

Sat down and ate some food with my buddy who had just completed his first triathlon. Introduced myself to Ritter since he was sitting across from me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and my tweeked left ankle.

Event comments:

Great event ! You could tell the director put alot thought into the event. Thank you for having gatorade at the end. I've been at too many races and its just water (sometimes warm water at that) I like the age group ranking on each leg of the results, but would still like to see the overall results on each leg as well.

Last updated: 2010-01-12 12:00 AM
00:09:55 | 500 meters | 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 22/97
Overall: 0/750
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Point to Point
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:21 | 14 miles | 21.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/97
Overall: 0/750
Wind: None
Course: Along Fry Road. Flat and fast
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:53 | 03.5 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 63/97
Overall: 0/750
Performance: Below average
Course: Run along the street for awhile, then into the woods on crushed granite (my favorite !) and back to the road
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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