Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
95F / 35C
Total Time = 1h 22m 22s
Overall Rank = 436/1178
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 75/133
Pre-race routine:

Had to wake up extra early to drive in from Clear Lake. Woke up at 3am, made some breakfast and packed it up for the drive and headed out around 4am. Drank water and coffee on the way to race and had a bagel with peanut butter on the ride and a banana in the transition.
Event warmup:

Just some light stretching.
  • 12m 47s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

Good swim overall, maintained single-sided breathing for the entire swim and just went through the motions like in training. Sited fairly well and didn't have much of an issue with getting kicked or grabbed.
What would you do differently?:

Continue working on speed.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

Took a little more time in this transition to get everything ready so when I came in on T2 all I would have to do is put on my running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Need to do a better job of drying off my feet, between the water and grass it took some time to put on the socks.
  • 36m 5s
  • 14 miles
  • 23.28 mile/hr

Felt great getting onto the bike and started out very fast. I was having some issues getting my heart rate down and it stayed in the upper 160s for the entire bike ride. Stayed in aero for most of the ride except when drinking and cornering. This was my fastest bike I've had in a race.
What would you do differently?:

Use speed-fil bottle next time to minimize the amount of time out of aero. Whenever I drank it was throwing me off my cadence.
Transition 2
  • 02m 22s

Everything went great until I was halfway out of transition and had to run back to take my helmet off.
What would you do differently?:

Don't forget to take off my helmet
  • 28m
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Struggled a bit on the run after hammering it on the bike and it was very hot and sunny. Need to try and get back up to the speeds I was running last year because I averaged 8:30/mile at this race last year on a longer run course.
What would you do differently?:

Work on speed and conditioning.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice bags and ice bathes with water. It was hot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more swim training, but that's a given, and need more time speed training for the run. Could have been in the top 60 if I had run at the same pace as last year.

Event comments:

Onurmark puts on a great event and I really enjoy this venue. The time in between swim wave starts seemed a little long but I didn't see a whole lot of people running into each other so I'll say it was good race planning with the number of participates that were registered.

Last updated: 2012-04-30 12:00 AM
00:12:47 | 547 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 70/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Good
Course: Point-to-point swim in a man-made lake.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:05 | 14 miles | 23.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 42/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out-and-back loop through Bridgeland
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:00 | 03 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 90/133
Overall: 0/1178
Performance: Average
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