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Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 26m 26s
Overall Rank = 251/745
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 42/99
Pre-race routine:

relax, set up transition and just stretch and chat with friends
Event warmup:

no warm up other than stretching
  • 11m 16s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 15s / 100 meters

still struggle with my ows times. i got funneled to the outside which was nice for the first 300meters for swimming, but i added at least 50meters to the swim becuase of it. still have mental problems with swimming. i get too anxious and my heart rate goes up and i feel the urge to side stroke or breast stroke to calm down. it's not bad like a panic, it's almost a anxiety to perform. i know i can swim that distance in a much faster pace, but something inside my head won't let me push past my confort zone.

the last 150 meters or so i finally started to settle in and swim smooth, but too late by then.

the last 50meters was pretty hectic with everyone merging to come out on the ramp. more of a combat sport at that point...which was pretty cool really.
What would you do differently?:

not start on the outside. and not be such a puss.
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

left rack pretty quck, but noticed my aero botle was rattling when i was running to the mount line and realized the velcro strap that keeps it in place wasn't on. had to try and thread the little velcro strap through the little slit with my hands a little shaky and breathing hard. after about 4 or 5 trys i lucked out and got it in and took off. proly 25 seconds of loss there.
What would you do differently?:

pay attention to small things like aero bottle strap
  • 39m 51s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

good bike for me. it was my first race over 20mph and i nailed it at 21.1. whoohoooO! the training miles are paying off.
What would you do differently?:

push it a little harder. still had some left in me b/c i played it pretty conservative the first half. i was hoping for a 20mph pace so i didnt' push it for fear of blowing up, but turns out i had room for me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

good t2 for me. took a hit of water at the rack.
What would you do differently?:

no drinking in transition is my new rule. i skipped the first aid station on the run b/c i just had a drink. just figured it was easier to get the water out of a bottle vs while running, but not doing that anymore.
  • 31m 55s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

happy with the run. thought my time would be better. first mile was at 8:30 and i was hoping to run each mile faster than the previous. i must have slowed down when running with a couple other guys near by. i guess i took on their pace and didn't notice it.

took water at each station and also poured on my head to keep cool. no walking and no mental deamons on this run.

last kick with half mile to go was good. ended with the feeling that i could have pushed it a little bit harder. although easier said than done. still happy with the run though.
What would you do differently?:

don't get sucked into someone elses pace. and don't fear the blow up early on.
Post race
Warm down:

sat in shade with a wet towel and water and BS'ed with a buddy that came to support me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of experience i think is what it boiled down to. not really knowing my limitations. need to work on that.

Event comments:

awesome race.

Last updated: 2010-08-09 12:00 AM
00:11:16 | 500 meters | 02m 15s / 100meters
Age Group: 46/99
Overall: 0/745
Performance: Below average
Course: point to point with one 90 degree right turn
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:51 | 14 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 39/99
Overall: 0/745
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: flat, with two turn arounds
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:55 | 03.5 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 53/99
Overall: 0/745
Performance: Good
Course: flat, one little enbankment to go up, part concrete, part gravel, part shade, part sun. good course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2010-08-09 7:24 AM

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