Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
Total Time = 1h 17m 54s
Overall Rank = 273/1500
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 51/133
Pre-race routine:

Waffles. Got to transition too early - probably could have gotten a touch more sleep for Keri. I had been awake since 2am.
Event warmup:

jogging a stretching for a bit. I felt the bike from yesterday in my legs.
  • 14m 51s
  • 550 meters
  • 02m 42s / 100 meters

Starting in the middle was too much contact at BSLT. Started to the left this time and I guess I added too much distance to the swim. The pace sucked especially considering how winded I was when I got out. I still can't swim for crap. There is a reason I pick "wetsuit legal" races. Since I was in the final dude wave I felt like I was the last guy out of the water and every guy was in front of me on the course, I don't think I am exaggerating.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

Not quite hands on knees gasping for air but very slow walk to catch my breath. I have no idea who yelled my name, but it got my @$$ moving at a jog the rest of the way to my bike. Holy crap I couldn't get my dang feet in my shoes that were on the bike. The cleat is broken and the insert is stripped on my tri shoe so it's time for new shoes. The shoe came off the pedal as I was trying to get my foot in. Horrible T1 and bike start.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 48s
  • 13 miles
  • 23.78 mile/hr

I had no data on the bike at all. Once again the PT doesn't work and I am done spending money to get it repaired. Once again I went blind and had a solid bike. Not quite "all out" trying to hit a high power number but just right to be able to run. I don't think I need data for a sprint any more. I think I need to bike at about 85-90% to be able to run a sprint.
What would you do differently?:

Once I finally got my feet on the pedals I was golden. Always have fun on the sprint bike course and today was no exception.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Since I hit the transition lottery I decided not to do feet on shoes. My spot in transition was really close to the "bike in" and I felt silly for trying the feet on shoes start with the cleat messed up to begin with.
What would you do differently?:

I didn't reset the Garmin from the last run so it took a second to clear but everything else was pretty decent.
  • 26m 28s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

This run has kicked by tail twice. I did better. I'm still way off where I run in the winter but I'll take improvement from the past two Bridgeland runs; it ain't winter.
Post race
Warm down:

ICE BATH - amazing

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, humidity, no speed training

Event comments:

You expect a great race from Aaron and that is what you get. Speakers kept cutting out and I think everything else was pretty perfect. This race has to be the best sprint in Texas. I certainly haven't done them all but it's the best of all the races I have done. This was my third year and I'll likely be back next year.

Last updated: 2012-05-25 12:00 AM
00:14:51 | 550 meters | 02m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/133
Overall: 0/1500
Performance: Bad
Course: point to point
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:10
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:48 | 13 miles | 23.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/133
Overall: 0/1500
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Fry + Bridgeland parkway. This is my course. I love the change Aaron made to the course since I have always wished we rode into the Bridgelands. The road will probably be longer next year and we might not even need Fry road at some point.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:28 | 03 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 70/133
Overall: 0/1500
Performance: Average
Course: Sidewalk run in the Bridgeland community.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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