Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
Total Time = 1h 27m 11s
Overall Rank = 594/1190
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 12/25
Pre-race routine:

Usual, protein drink followed by sports drink, gel about 20 minutes before start. Set up transition, visit with friends, hit the port-a-can then head to the start.
Event warmup:

Jog in place in transition, didn't get in the water before they started clearing the start.
  • 14m 55s
  • 550 meters
  • 02m 43s / 100 meters

Still need to work on keeping my head down and pulling. Spent last two pool sessions with 500m warm-up, the wall is a crutch.
What would you do differently?:

Freestyle the whole swim!
Transition 1
  • 02m 43s

Hit stop on the Garmin at swim in instead of lap button.
What would you do differently?:

Not dry off or drink from bottle.
  • 40m 30s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr

Was working pretty good pace first 1/3, need to keep the intensity level up. Felt like I finished strong. First time for a flying dismount, not planned, just happened. Glad I didn't fall on my face in front of 100's of people!

What would you do differently?:

Train harder, ride faster. Goal speed was 20+
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s

Had problems getting bike on the rack. Took drink from bottle before heading out on run.
What would you do differently?:

Mark end of rack. Drink more on bike.
  • 27m 7s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 45s  min/mile

Pretty good run, goal was < 9:00/mi. Used Dave Shaw's run tips from the clinic, lean forward and use body weight.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice bag on head, then jumped in the ice bath for about 5 mins. Really helped to lower core temp. Head to Cy-Tri tent for post-race carbs (Shiner Bock) and BS with friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Get better on swim and more bike training. Run is improving.

Event comments:

OUM Prod always puts on a good race.

Last updated: 2011-11-16 12:00 AM
00:14:55 | 550 meters | 02m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 0/1190
Performance: Below average
Swam middle half with backstroke. Couldn't really catch my breath after the first 200 meters. Finished last 100 strong.
Suit: None
Course: L shaped
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:40:30 | 13 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/25
Overall: 0/1190
Performance: Good
Distance: 12.65 mi Time: 39:36 Avg Speed: 19.2 mph Max Speed: 24.0 mp vg HR: 161 bpm Max HR: 168 bpm Cadence meter not working
Wind: Little
Course: Single loop down Fry, up to BL Parkway and back.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:07 | 03.1 miles | 08m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/25
Overall: 0/1190
Performance: Good
Distance: 2.98 mi Time: 27:09 Avg Pace: 9:07 min/mi Elevation Gain: 404 ft Best Pace: 8:00 min/mi Avg HR: 165 bpm Max HR: 171 bpm Training Effect : 4.2 vg Run Cadence: 89 spm Max Run Cadence: 94 spm
Course: Loop around lake on BLP and into neighborhood and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5