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Gateway To the Bay Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Kemah, Texas
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 51m 12s
Overall Rank = 229/502
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 50/85
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15 and had my bagel and PB. Walked to transition and got set up. Stood around for a while and loaded on the boat. Seemed like we waited forever at the dock.
Event warmup:

Limited stretching
  • 31m 41s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Fun swim. First ocean swim, but enjoyed it. Goal was to maintain three stroke breathing and this worked well.

The course was about 200 yds long according to RD, so I am happy with time considering I was holding back.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better and anticipate the current better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Long run from bay to T1, but no hang ups.

First time going sockless and with shoes clipped in. No problems.
  • 1h 17m 54s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.14 mile/hr

I was supposed to use HR and stay in zone 3, but my garmin was giving me bad info, so after 8 miles of taking it too easy I sped up and just went on perceived effort
What would you do differently?:

have a better HR monitor
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

pretty smooth
  • 57m 12s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

First time to finish strong at an international distance! I had a some left in the tank, but i am happy with my run. I was saving my legs for the bridge and there was only .2 miles left after it, so I wasn't comfortable picking up the pace until the bridge was done.
What would you do differently?:

Not stop to use the bathroom after the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate and went home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HR Monitor

Event comments:

Another great ONURmark production!

Last updated: 2010-11-07 12:00 AM
00:31:41 | 1640 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/85
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Straight shot from boat to shore
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:17:54 | 24.85 miles | 19.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/85
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Flat with a strong headwind that turned into a tailwind at the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:12 | 06.2 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 59/85
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Good
Course: Flat with an out and back over the Kemah bridge!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-04-05 9:13 AM

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Houston, Texas
Subject: Gateway To the Bay Olympic Triathlon

2011-04-05 10:49 AM
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Subject: RE: Gateway To the Bay Olympic Triathlon
Solid! Congrats, sounds like a fun race.
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