Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 23m 13s
Overall Rank = 297/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 49/134
Pre-race routine:

Long drive to the race so I woke up at 3:20 ate a small bowl of cereal and had some coffee. Then loaded up the car and started driving.
Event warmup:

Set-up the transition, drank some water, stretched a little, then went to the swim start and did a short warm-up in the water
  • 12m 17s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

The swim start waves seemed timed very well as I didn't run into many swimmers from the previous leg and I wasn't getting run over from the faster swimmers in the leg after ours.
What would you do differently?:

Continue working on getting faster in the pool. I've seem some descent improvements but I still have a long way to go.
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

Grass field transition which I don't like, but it was well maintained and they said the night before the were cleaning up the area and removing ant hills.
What would you do differently?:

Train to have shoes already cliiping and run barefoot.
  • 36m 51s
  • 14 miles
  • 22.80 mile/hr

I definitely wasn't expecting to be this fast on the bike, but I was feeling good and everything seemed to be going my way, I never really did hammer it but maybe that was good for how hot it got while out on the run. I tend to get excited during races and my heart rate elevates so I spun a little to bring it back down.
What would you do differently?:

Keep on training and getting faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Almost fell coming in because I squeezed the brakes a little to much but was still able to dismount without stopping.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure out what to do with wet feet to not waste so much time putting on socks.
  • 31m 7s
  • 3.65 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

Really started overheating on the run, but luckily they had sponges so I grabbed a lot of them and used them to keep me cool. Overall I felt like I had a good run with a great kick at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Continue getting faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, drank some water, and just relaxed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, I was 6 3/4 minutes below my goal time so I couldn't have asked for anything more.

Event comments:

This was an A+ event and I've been very impressed with Onurleft's organization and the professionalism of the two events I've done so far. Now if Aaron will just add an Olympic-distance to this tri we'll be good to go.

Last updated: 2010-10-23 12:00 AM
00:12:17 | 500 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 75/134
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Straight line.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:51 | 14 miles | 22.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 48/134
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with two u-turns. Very flat and almost no wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:07 | 03.65 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 54/134
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful course with some trail running. Trail was in good shape and plenty of water stops with wet sponges since it was crazy hot.
Keeping cool Average 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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4