Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
On Your Left Productions
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 01m 16s
Overall Rank = 242/281
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 45/47
Pre-race routine:

I ate a shakeology. Used Port-o-potty. Watched the sunrise. I felt pretty relaxed and excited. Thankful for the two practice open water swims. I felt confident. I was in the swim wave 3rd to the end.
Event warmup:

Gentle stretching.
  • 17m 1s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m 24s / 100 meters

I felt most confident on this because I had prepared the most for this swim. I had come along way from the first time I tried this route. I was relaxed and comfortable. I floated on my back whenever I needed to catch my breath.
What would you do differently?:

Still need to work on my breathing. Want to be able to swim the entire distance by freestyle.
Transition 1
  • 03m 50s

Much better than my first transition. I was much more observant on what to do first. Brought a bucket to sit on.
What would you do differently?:

Dry my feet better. My shoes were drenched when I jumped off my bike.
  • 51m 49s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.21 mile/hr

I came in off the bike a little too hard. I did not drink enough. Did not realize how much the sun had an effect on me.
What would you do differently?:

I will take the ride easier. DRINK MORE WATER
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s

This is where I felt the fatigue. I struggled with re-racking my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Take it easy coming in. Don't try to push it so hard. Conserve my legs.
  • 46m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 14m 47s  min/mile

I thought I was going to dominate here. I fell apart. Running is my strongest sport and I was not concerned. But when I started, I struggled. My back began to cramp and I had to walk half the course. The last mile I felt the results of the drinks I had downed the first part of the race and I was able to run it in.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more during the bike, practice a brick once a week, take it easier on the bike. Do not run so hard the day before. Bring my water belt on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Snow cone, walking

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Did not hydrate enough. Fell apart on the run. Felt light headed and dizzy. I think the heat may have gotten to me.

Event comments:

Besides the run, I enjoyed the race. It taught me about the importance of bricks during training. Taught me that open water swimming is not as scary as I anticipated. The secret is learning how to relax in the water. The most important thing I learned was to HYDRATE, even when I don't feel thirsty.

Last updated: 2010-07-02 12:00 AM
00:17:01 | 500 meters | 03m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 40/47
Overall: 0/281
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri-suit
Course: Simple L shape. Easy to site with buildings.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:51:49 | 14 miles | 16.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 153/47
Overall: 557/281
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:35
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:46:00 | 03.11 miles | 14m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 42/47
Overall: 557/281
Performance: Bad
Course: Course was in direct sun, the first mile and the last mile. Shaded for mile 2
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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