Bridgeland Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Cypress, Texas
United States
On Ur Mark
Total Time = 1h 17m 19s
Overall Rank = 81/1000
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/94
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 and ate a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, drank 20 oz of water and drove to the race sight. Arrived at transition at 5am and saw that my transition area was one of the few in grass (allergic to fire ants), so I went back to the car and got some bug spray ad treated my area. No issues with fire ants in t1 or t2.
Event warmup:

Took a short swim 15 minutes prior to race start.
  • 12m 7s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

Still undertrained for the swim. Completed the swim easily and with out much effort but swim was slow. Swim was also my most physical swim. Actually got pushed under once and got bumped into a bunch.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

Time is just and estimate. Results had T1 combined with bike. T2 was 1:23 so I just gave myself a fast T1 and went with a conservative bike split.
What would you do differently?:

  • 35m 34s
  • 14 miles
  • 23.62 mile/hr

This ride went as close to perfect as possible. Spun up to speed and kept my cadance high. The course was very fast and only got pasted once on the bike. Rode based on perceived effort and think I hit my effort almost perfect. (if T1 wouldn't have been included would have been ranked 8 in AG)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

t2 went very smooth
What would you do differently?:

t2 was smooth but could have been a bit faster
  • 26m 54s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

Run started off pretty slow. Calves felt a bit tight after the bike but loosened up and I fell into a nice pace. This was the first run were I felt in control for the entire run. Overall I was very pleased with the run. Realized it was my fastest run split (not counting the DU), and it came in August so I was very pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

drank a lot and ate some pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of swim training.

Event comments:

Overall a very good (great) race. Aaron and Ben did a great job. Last year the race good, and this year it was even better. The RD really seems to be taking feedback seriously and every race seems to be improving.

Last updated: 2010-08-09 12:00 AM
00:12:07 | 547 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 54/94
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Below average
Suit: no
Course: Straight course with one right turn.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 01:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:34 | 14 miles | 23.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/94
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Straight out and back with two u-turns and one turn in and out of transition.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:54 | 03.5 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/94
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Good
Course: Course was an out and back with a loop through a wooded area.
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