Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Bridgeland, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 05m 7s
Overall Rank = 8/1000
Age Group = Invitational
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Jogged a mile with some 30" pickups and swam a few 100.
  • 06m 46s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 14s / 100 yards

Swam strong and decided not to bother drafting off anyone. Pushed the swim harder than normal knowing the competitive field that was there I needed every second I could gain. Came out of the water only 10s ahead of Brad
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Think I'll start pushing the swim regularly, I was able to recover quickly on the bike.
Transition 1
  • 01m

Results screwed up my T1 time so I'm estimating it. No sunglasses this time so it was just helmet on and run out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 30s
  • 14 miles
  • 25.07 mile/hr

Finally broke 25mph on the Powertap and results! Brad ran me down in transition and we started biking at the same time. I look down to see 25-25.5mph and he is gapping me with ease, later when talking with him find out he was going ~28mph then.

After the 1st u-turn I saw a pace line gaining on me, tried to hold them off but with ~1mi to go Milford tapped me on the back to let me know he caught me, punk! Road into transition with the pace line of ~5 guys and saved my legs as much as I could since I knew all these guys could run.

I was conservative with my pacing because I haven't done many threshold/V02max intervals yet this season. Ended up with an average of 272W, for a sprint this should really be 300-320W.
What would you do differently?:

For this time of my season, nothing. Once I get some harder intervals under my belt the avg power better be 300+
Transition 2
  • 00m 37s
  • 23m 13s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 06m 38s  min/mile

Came out of transition right behind Milford and could tell he couldn't get his legs moving cause he wasn't gapping me. Ran behind him for the first mile or so and then he took off. Shortly after I was being passed by a few other guys then Ritter flew by me, could tell he was hauling!

I held a great pace for me and current training, just amazing how fast those guys can run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing for now, need to gain more running speed.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Current training has just been building volume, need some more intensity for the sprints especially for my running.

Overall I'm happy with the race, I swam/biked/ran faster than last year and had a great time racing against some tough competition.

Event comments:

Aaron has improved the race by a ton from last year. He has listened to the feedback of the athletes and implemented every valid issue/suggestion I've heard. It started with a great packet pickup, well executed race, great post race and awards. I look forward to his future races and hope to be back at this one next year.

Last updated: 2010-05-05 12:00 AM
00:06:46 | 547 yards | 01m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri shorts
Course: Nearly straight shot with only one turn buoy into shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:30 | 14 miles | 25.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Fast!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:13 | 03.5 miles | 06m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back'ish course that went off road for a bit.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4