Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
Total Time = 1h 04m 3s
Overall Rank = /1178
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/133
Pre-race routine:

stayed at a buddy's that was also doing the race. Woke up at 4:30 and then had some coffee and a bagel with nutella and a banana. We loaded up the bikes and made our way to the race. After parking and walking over to transition we only had a few minutes to set up.
Event warmup:

After finding an ant mound I decided to jump in and swim a warm up. I was in the last male wave so just waited around.
  • 08m 41s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

The 40-44 AG was split in 2 waves. I was out first in my wave and did not have a chance to draft. I went out a little fast at the beginning but that is usually what I do anyway.
What would you do differently?:

started out a little fast
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

Had a hard time clipping in for some reason
  • 33m 1s
  • 13 miles
  • 23.62 mile/hr

Felt ok on the bike but need to spend more time in the saddle as I should have done a little better since it was pretty flat and I am used to more hills in Austin
What would you do differently?:

ride more
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s
  • 19m 31s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 31s  min/mile

The heat and humidity was definitely getting to me but I did an ok job of pushing through. The crowds and local residents were great.
Post race
Warm down:

ice bath and beer

Event comments:

I am glad that I made the trip in from Austin as it was a great race and Aaron and the gang put on an amazing event.

Last updated: 2012-04-25 12:00 AM
00:08:41 | 547 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Average
Suit: n/a
Course: straight point a to b
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:36
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:33:01 | 13 miles | 23.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:19:31 | 03 miles | 06m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 5