Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 47m 35s
Overall Rank = 1072/1700
Age Group = 34-39
Age Group Rank = 147/158
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at In-laws house to be closer to the start. Woke up at 4:00, at Race site at 5:00. Got my transition set up, and they off to wait at the swim atart. Did some strecthing and relaxed.
Event warmup:

  • 13m 41s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

I could not get into a rythem. everything I would get going good, I would either run up on another swimer, or get squeezeplayed by a swimmer on either side. my goal was for this swim to be uneventful, with no kicks to the face, or googles knocke off, so I was a little more deliberate in my sighting, and my positioning.
What would you do differently?:

I would start more at the front. I was only on the third row, at the wade start, but apparently all of the swimmers on the outside got into a 2 yard wide streach by the first bouy.
Transition 1
  • 04m 11s

This was what felt like a huge Transition. I was gassed at the end of the swim, and the long run to the bike, zapped me even further. Transition was n a fresh cut field, so there was a lot of grass I had problems getting off of my feet.
What would you do differently?:

Pack a towel to wipe off feet, and to stand on.
  • 43m 52s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.78 mile/hr

Needed to look over the bike a bit better, had gear problems, and it seemed only one gear would stick on the rear derailure, and that one was just a bit harder than I would have liked. Hear rate was bouncing off of 160 the entire ride.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure bike is in best condition possible.
Transition 2
  • 03m 26s

Fairly uneventful T2, just a really big layout.
  • 42m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 48s  min/mile

Run was HOT I hav cooling issues from mile 1. HR maxed at 184. was real close to loosing it a couple times, but when I looked at the garmin, and noticed hr over 180, I knew it was time to slow down.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, train more in the heat, do more brick workouts.
Post race
Warm down:

Ot my medal and water bottle, chugged the cold water, Kissed my wife, and hugged my 3 yr old. then plopped down in an ICE bath! Rock on!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HEAT. Heat was what really got me. I could say lack of training, but that would be every race. I never think I train enough.

Event comments:

I've always heard good things about onurmark, but this was the first time to experience it. extremely well put toghether and organized. I will be back! I don't think I could find anything negative about the entire experience, and that is a giant compliment comming from me, considering I an on a commitee for a charity bike ride, and can be overly critical.

Last updated: 2012-06-21 12:00 AM
00:13:41 | 547 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 102/158
Overall: 0/1700
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: dog leg to the rigth after 300meteres.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 130F / 54C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:52 | 13 miles | 17.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 123/158
Overall: 0/1700
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Flat and fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:42:46 | 03.1 miles | 13m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 151/158
Overall: 0/1700
Performance: Average
Course: rolling hill on the walking paths. No shade. very well supported. HOT.
Keeping cool Bad 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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5