Redman Half Distance Triathlon - Triathlon

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
RedMan Triathlon
80?F / 0C
Total Time = 5h 34m 29s
Overall Rank = 154/543
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 26/67
Pre-race routine:

Slept 3-4 hours, decided to get up about 3:30, would have liked more sleep but I was to keyed up. Put my gear together, had a couple of Zone bars & an OJ on way to race site, set up transition, talked with some fellow Nebraskans, put on wetsuit, had a half of a chocolate rice crispy bar, did some stretching, hung out with my neighbor waiting for our wave.
Event warmup:

Walk more than a mile to transition & stretch
  • 43m 57s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 17s

T-1 was very good for me, wore chest strap & shirt in swim, had a gel grabbed bike & took off
What would you do differently?:

Better mount onto bike, pedals were wrong position
  • 2h 39m 45s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.03 mile/hr

Pushed hard, kept up on gels, drinking & salt stick. Finish was pretty cool, started about 7 minutes behind my friend, was able to pass him about mile 50 & he finished right with me., he was Right with me after falling getting off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Eat food, stomach went off Big time on run & couldn't take nutrition
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

Right leg hung up on rear cage & fell dismounting, got up quick & took off
What would you do differently?:

Not fall
  • 2h 07m 14s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

First two miles were great, intended to run a negative split with a 9 min pace, felt great to start looked at my watch & was like a7:30 pace, oh I need to slow down, tried to then looked again a 7:00 pace, finally got to an 8:30 pace then my stomach turned, body wanted to vomit but just couldn't, had to walk & shuffle the next few miles, could only take a bite of orange every few aid stations & a sip of sprite every 2-3 aid stations, wanted a gel & some coke but my body couldn't take it. Quads were cramping at the knees, had a little pickle juice about 3 miles apart, cramps eased dramatically but was hard on stomach.
What would you do differently?:

Try harder to push through the trouble, possibly try to vomit & move on as best as possible, if anyone reading this has any suggestions I would love to hear them!
Post race
Warm down:

Water, Chocolate milk, a few Doritos, while I waited for my friend/neighbor to finish & a big cheeseburger a couple hours later

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

These people do it right!!! This race is definitely on the list to come back to!!! Ironman needs to take some serious notes!

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Last updated: 2013-06-25 12:00 AM
00:43:57 | 2112 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/67
Overall: 0/543
Performance: Average
Avg hr 189? I don't believe that
Suit: Orca wetsuit
Course: Out & back rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:39:45 | 56 miles | 21.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/67
Overall: 77/543
Performance: Good
Min HR 147 Avg HR 165 High HR 182
Wind: Little
Course: Fast rolling hills but Very rough in spots to the point of being treacherous
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:07:14 | 13.1 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/67
Overall: 230/543
Low HR 128 Avg HR 161 High HR 175
Course: Flat 2 loop course
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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