Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 31m 52s
Overall Rank = 369/1000
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/44
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4AM and out the door shortly thereafter.
Event warmup:

Did a warm up swim with Keri and chatted with her until our wave started. It was so nice to have someone to talk to beforehand. Thanks for keeping me calm Keri!
  • 13m 27s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 41s / 100 meters

Started in back middle of the pack. Largest wave I have been in so I didn't want to get caught up in all the madness. I knew a few seconds back would not be a big deal to me. Started out much calmer this year compared to last. Heart rate was still high though. My swim consisted of freestyle then stopping, freestyle then stopping. The last 100 meters my HR got even higher though. Not sure why? Maybe knowing I am almost done? Water was disgusting but no surprise there.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure if there is anything. Can only do more races to learn to control the HR.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

HR was higher than normal in T1 so I took a tad bit more time than I normally would have. Also had a little trouble getting one sock on.
What would you do differently?:

Get my right sock on faster!
  • 42m 51s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.60 mile/hr

Quads were hurting a little but not too bad. Made sure to drink most of my water and just enjoy racing. Still want to break the 20mph mark but I am definitely happy with my results. Average 133W - goal was 150 which may be a little high. I think I can push harder than 133 though.

Also nice to have Eric cheering for me when I came off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a tad harder?
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Only issue here was dropping my race belt as I was running out. Thankfully a fellow triathlete yelled at me and picked it up for me. Gotta love this sport!
What would you do differently?:

Not drop my race belt
  • 32m 59s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 09m 25s  min/mile

Run was about as expected. Tad slower than last year but it was also a tad longer. And of course it was hot and humid!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, drank Gatorade and talked to some other BT peeps. Nice to know some many folks racing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My goals for this race were - stay calm during the OWS, beat my time from last year and just enjoy racing. (I tend to worry too much about my times and forget to "enjoy" the sport when I am racing.) I think I did a good job of all three. The OWS will always be my limiting factor but with each race I do, I get a little calmer which is progress.

Event comments:

Onurleft did a great job. I thought they did well last year but it was even better this year! Great post race food/festivities, well marked course, lots of volunteers and nice swag. They really try to listen to the community of triathletes.

Last updated: 2010-06-09 12:00 AM
00:13:27 | 500 meters | 02m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 25/44
Overall: 44/1000
Course: L shape
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:32
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:51 | 14 miles | 19.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/44
Overall: 44/1000
Course: flat
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:01
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:59 | 03.5 miles | 09m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/44
Overall: 44/1000
Course: flat with about 1/2 mile of shade
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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