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Bridgeland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 20m 9s
Overall Rank = 225/1130
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 38/152
Pre-race routine:

Toast w/cheese

Event warmup:

get admonished by my old coach for not warming up
one swim in that duck pond is enough for me
  • 13m 22s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 40s / 100 yards

Full contact wave start for about 50 and then settled in. Not really anything wrong here...just slow and steady.
What would you do differently?:

swim more often before the race
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Tried feet on shoes / running in bare feet for the first time. Used the rubber band trick to hold the shoes flat. I put my Garmin on my wrist in T1 which hurt my T1 a bit - I didn't want to risk moving it from the bike to my wrist while on the bike. Power Tap gets sent off for repair soon to give me my bike data again. Other than being very winded after the swim and needing to get air immediately, T1 was ok - no drama with the shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Use PT for bike data allowing me to put the Garmin on while running in T2.
  • 31m 46s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 25.50 mile/hr

Hammered the bike knowing full well the run was going to suffer in the heat. I figure I might as well get some headway on the one part of the race I love.
What would you do differently?:

Get Power Tap working again
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

I did better in practice coming off the bike than I did today. It was uneventful but I didn't "fly" off the bike by any means. Had a bit of an issue getting in one of the two run shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Nail the bike dismount, stick the landing
more lube in the shoes
  • 32m 13s
  • 3.65 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

The dreaded Bridgeland run.

I started slow and steady and picked it up just a bit towards the end. I dumped water on my head every aid station and drank a sip of water as well. I kept going but had no speed. I pushed it a bit at the end to run down one fellow AGer who I was shoulder to shoulder with for a couple of hundred feet. I was proud to squeeze out a spot at the line. YEAH ...38th in AG instead of 39th ...LOL It was the only fun I had on the run course though.
What would you do differently?:

I didn't want to risk blowing up and walking so I stayed a bit conservative this time. Maybe I had a bit faster pace in me??
Post race
Warm down:

Pretty decent sprint. This is my only race I have been to twice. I beat my swim, bike and run from last year, didn't puke, walk, or get "chick'd". I managed to stay off YouTube with my bike mount/dismount 1st attempt. I completed most of the goals I had for this race. I wish the swim and run were just a bit faster, but I am what I am. The bar keeps getting higher in triathlon. I knocked a bit of time off every aspect of my race and didn't move up much in AG.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More swimming

Event comments:

As usual, Aaron pulls a great race together. HUGE sprint for the race closest to where I live.

The speaker decided to die right before they were going to start the race. I guess they also held up the start a bit based on people struggling to get into transition. Things went plenty quick at 5:30am folks??? Maybe others should get there sooner? After the start time was missed the race was golden. Water was cold on the run (NICE). The best part was the ice bath after the incredible finish line. It really helped drop the body temp quickly.

Issues with timing, as usual. I think they used 14.5 miles for the bike course instead of 13.5 since I didn't bike 27.4mph like it showed. O well, at least I have times for swim, bike and run and all my transitions..the rest of the field can't say the same.

Great SWAG - HEAVY, SWEET finisher medal (not sure a finisher medal is needed for a sprint ..but it's very nice), nice technical shirt, towel and bottle. Food & drinks were great. GREAT RACE

Last updated: 2010-12-31 12:00 AM
00:13:22 | 500 yards | 02m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 100/152
Overall: 0/1130
Performance: Average
Course: point to point in a duck pond
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:46 | 13.5 miles | 25.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/152
Overall: 0/1130
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 1 loop 2 u-turn course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:13 | 03.65 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 69/152
Overall: 0/1130
Performance: Average
8:42 pace
Course: 1 loop paved / trail run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2011-08-07 8:17 PM

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2011-08-07 8:26 PM
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Rowlett, TX
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Hey great race. Super fast bike. Way to hold on to the hot run.
2011-08-08 7:58 AM
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Spring, TX
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Great job out there yesterday!
2011-08-08 8:22 AM
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Good job Ken.
2011-08-08 10:03 AM
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Guys like you are why I am still racing Clyde

Good job.

2011-08-08 4:27 PM
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Great job out there honey - amazing bike split!

2011-08-09 6:18 PM
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Payson, AZ
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+1 what Keri said.  Nice bike split.  Go be a duck for a while and get your swim on.
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