Redman Triathlon - Half Redman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Oklahoma Redman Triathlon
Total Time = 6h 36m 39s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 4:45, ate a bagel with PB and a clif bar. Felt pretty good.
Event warmup:

Not much of a warmup unless you count shivering in the rain. I also somehow lost my googles, but luckily brought a second pair. Nothing like adding a little stress pre race worries
  • 37m 23s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

Started in the back to try to avoid the chaos, but still got kicked and punched plenty of times. Did not have any issues with my shoulder which was a concern going in. Very happy with my time (although I can see why some people think the course might have been short.)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much. Need to learn how to sight while still swimming vs. stopping to look up
Transition 1
  • 04m 11s

Got my wetsuit stripped (thank you!!!) and took my time getting to my bike. Since my goal was to simply finish, rushing around was not going to help.
What would you do differently?:

Bring plastice bags to try to keep some things dry as all my stuff was soaked.
  • 3h 16m 1s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.14 mile/hr

The bike started in a heavy rain, which I was not used too. I also started feeling the shoulder issues I was expecting during the swim, which made it uncomfortable to be on my aerobars for too long. The dismount at mile 6 was ok, except something was wrong with my chain, but did not take me too long to fix. The road was rough for a lot of the course which wore on me a little bit. On the positive side, I felt I did well with my nutrition although my first gatorade handoff was a little ugly. All in, I was a little disappointed in my time, but considering the weather, the road conditions, and my inability to get comfortable, I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

I have only had this bike for a couple of months and it was only my 2nd race, so my focus this offseason is to get more comfortable with my bike
Transition 2
  • 05m 26s

Again took my time, forgot my race number, so I had to head back to my bike with everyone yelling at me that I was going the wrong way. Stopped at the bathroom which was just nasty.
What would you do differently?:

Did not put suntan lotion on because it was still raining, but that has become a painful post race mistake as it got sunny near the end and my shoulders got fried.
  • 2h 33m 37s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 44s  min/mile

I knew I was going to have to do some walking, but it was just a matter of how much. I actually felt pretty good at the beginning, but kept to a run/walk to make sure I did not over do it. I had a slight stomach cramp, which slowly got worse. At mile 3 I decided to walk a couple of minutes to try to walk it out, no luck. I continued to do the run/walk thing until mile 8 where my whole body startyed to cramp up. I ended up walking for more than a couple minutes to try to loosen up. After a while, I stared to run/walk again, but I could only run for about 30 seconds at a time, so I ran 30 sec., walked 1 minute until just about the end where I finished running and smiling
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what I could have done at that moment. I knew it was going to be tough considering the limited running I had done leading up to the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Got my medal and tee shirt, walked around with my wife and son, got my stuff and headed to the hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My limited training. The stomach bug that hit me 3 weeks ago really set me back, in that I missed 2 long rides and 2 long runs, plus lost 5+ pounds. But in hindsight my goal was simply to finish and I accomplished that. The fact that 3 years ago I did my first sprint triathlon in which I did the side stroke during the swim, rode my hybrid on the bike, and walked most of the run, really puts things in perspective for me. While the competitor in me always wants to do better, I am very happy I was able to finish this race

Event comments:

This race was very well run, especially with all the issues with the weather. Plenty of volunteers and water stations. Some of the roads on the bike sucked, but nothing the race organizers can do about that.I can't compare it to other long distance races, but I certainly enjoyed it.

Last updated: 2009-01-02 12:00 AM
00:37:23 | 1931 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:16:01 | 56 miles | 17.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back with rolling hills and some rough surfaces for a long stretch of the course
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:33:37 | 13.1 miles | 11m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
1:10:09 1st lap 1:23:28 2nd lap
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4