Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
Total Time = 1h 44m 29s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena 40+
Age Group Rank = 4/7
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:15 - stumbled to the kitchen poured myself a cup of ambition. Finished packing my bag ate most of my Odwalla bar on the way.
Event warmup:

Fun to see so many familiar faces at this race. Swam about 150 with Karen.
  • 11m 32s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

There was a line of women in front and then 4 feet with nobody so I got behind the fast girls 4-5 feet behind start buoys. The count down started and when they got to 2 I was already horizontal and moving forward. The first 200 or so was pretty skate - very little contact. Then I started catching all the pinks, then the oranges and one poor gal in a green cap before I finished.
What would you do differently?:

Find the exit faster. I had a hard time figuring out where to go.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

Had to run the length of transition, took a sec to get some of the grass and muck off my feet.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster
  • 42m 50s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.61 mile/hr

This is the hardest I have gone on the bike, was pooping out a bit at the end. Had to stop pedaling a few times because the course was so crowded with too many riders and not enough room to pass.
What would you do differently?:

Go hard the last 2 miles, stop trying to 'save' myself for what is going to be a crappy run no matter what.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

They lumped my T2 with my run so this time is a guess. I racked my bike and had to go under the bar to get to my stuff, not good.
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 29s
  • 3.65 miles
  • 12m 44s  min/mile

Started out with a bad calf cramp about .5 out of transition I had to stop and strech out so my pace was WAY off from the get go.
There was ICE on the course in August which is AMAZING and I appreciate SO much! The sponges were also AWESOME! There was a bigger gap between 2 of the water stations than I would have liked. I wasn't really thirsty but my mouth/lips were dry.
I hit a wall around 3.2, the mantra went away and the mental game was over. Lots of folks walking and I wasn't going much faster so I caved. Finished strong but I am very unhappy with this run.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Got my towel, water, medal and got in the ice bath which was lovely. Got my shirt which is great! Then I went back to the finish to wait for Karen.
Saw the results (Merry showed me) and although I was happy to get 1st in the swim for 40+ Athena's I am kicking myself for that 1:03, I should have had it.
Got a Coke and went to the Cy-Tri tent for a little visit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure if going harder on the bike = cramp & wall or if my tri runs are always going to suck no matter how hard I go on the bike.

Event comments:

OUM puts on a great race and I am really hoping they get the timing thing together to do themselves next year. I would like to see races start on time. We all know when our wave starts - get there on time people and maybe the timing issues won't be such an issue.

Last updated: 2011-05-06 12:00 AM
00:11:32 | 547 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto top & shorts
Course: Buoys to the right, slight dog leg right.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:56
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:50 | 14 miles | 19.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Fry Road left lane with 2 U-turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:29 | 03.65 miles | 12m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Bridgeland Blvd into woods and back to welcome center.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 5