Redman Half Distance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Oklahoma Redman Triathlon
71F / 22C
Total Time = 5h 15m 56s
Overall Rank = 52/240
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 11/33
Pre-race routine:

Set bike up the night before. It had a secured transition. Ate pasta the night before. Terrible time at the hotel, we got there and had 4 of our 5 rooms not ready and ours we did not have a bed. No other hotel in the area had any open rooms. We finally got it worked out and got to bed about 11:30.
Event warmup:

Up at 5 ate breakfast and made it to the event. Checked off transition area again. Ran a short distance and did my active stretch warm up.
  • 35m 13s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

It was a great swim, I did not push this hard and all and had a comfortable swim and good navigation. Hung on the front group for the first 600 the drop off a bit.
What would you do differently?:

I might push just a little more. I am a better swimmer than I think I am.
Transition 1
  • 02m 55s

We have a 200 meter run in the mud to get to tranistion. It was calcuated into the swim time. Suit zipper got stuck and I had the swimmer behind me say keep running and he got it unstuck for me and we ran up to transition. I wish I could thank him again. That is a triathlete, I hope to return the favor someday. Smooth and fast transition overall.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was in a good place to get started on the bike.
  • 2h 47m 17s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.09 mile/hr

It was a good bike and I was riding faster than planned but nutrition held up and the aid stations were unbelievablly effecient.
What would you do differently?:

maybe ride a little harder. no complaints.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Super fast transition. overall 7th fastest.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I mean it.
  • 1h 49m 26s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 21s  min/mile

Good run for me I stayed really strong through the first 8 miles. faded abit from 8 to 10 and ran hard from 10 to 12. and finished hard for the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Add a little more nutrition to the second part of the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch and lots of walking around. More stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

maybe alittle more running.

Event comments:

This was the best hosted race I have ever seen. They had kid games and mini duathlon for them. great seating and even gave our support staff drinks and snacks. Lots of aid stations. and I saw a few volunteers sprint down runners to give them water if too many people came through. That is amazing. Our team is making this a every year event. Thank you Redman staff and Volunteers.

Last updated: 2011-03-27 12:00 AM
00:35:13 | 1931 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/33
Overall: 34/240
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra voit
Course: Counter clockwise Triangle. Long side short back and long finsh stretch. Water was smooth. Sighting bouys were not in line due to rise in water level over night.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:47:17 | 56 miles | 20.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/33
Overall: 0/240
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Maining flat for the first 30 miles with small rolling hills toward the finish.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:49:26 | 13.1 miles | 08m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/33
Overall: 49/240
Performance: Good
Course: Winding course around the lake. Really flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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] 5