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Houston Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Onurleft Event Management, LLC
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 39 & under
Age Group Rank = 14/
Pre-race routine:

Got to race early to get a good spot on the rack. tried to eat a PB & H (honey) sandwhich. drank lots of water
Event warmup:

jog, strech, and swimm a few hundred yards prior to my wave starting.
  • 40m 35s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

This was a good practice race for bigger races. There were several places where i was being kicked and hit, and i hit and kicked others. Not intentionally just how it is racing sometimes. This was my first experience with it, after i got use to it and stopped stopping to apologizing it went lots better. Dont feel bad if you hit others and dont get your feeling hurt if they hit you, it is just part of triathlons.
What would you do differently?:

Get a swim coach. My time is consistante with what i have been doing in the pool, but i need to get faster.
Transition 1
  • 04m 58s

The run from the water to the transition was a LONG way. They had sand out and carpet on the street so they made it the best they could. Kind of sucked having to run that far, but it is just one of those things that makes each race different.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 22m 57s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.97 mile/hr

This was the first time i ever had any saddle discomfort. Not sure if it was the road miles, road surface, or just time in the saddle. I can ride for several hours no problem on the trainer but today i was having fits. It was not to bad, and i just peddled through ti and got to the run as quick as i could.
What would you do differently?:

Get a tri bike. Every rider that passed me was on a tri bike. Dont know if it will make me faster. but hopefully it dont make me slower.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

quick and easy. I use xtendz laces, so no tieing and no socks, helps lots.
What would you do differently?:

socks....maybe, maybe!
  • 1h 29m 59s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 14m 31s  min/mile

I am a slow runner anyway but with my age group (Clydesdale) starting so late it was HOT when we started running. I got to a few water station and they had no water or Gatorade/poweraid. I got to one and they had no cups. With the race being this time of year and the Olympic distance starting last, this in not good. I eventually picked a cup off the ground and used it to drink with at one of the water stations.
What would you do differently?:

train to run in the heat more, do more speed work on my runs.
Post race
Warm down:

cross finish line, find some shade and sat down. Got some water handed to me at the finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

running faster, heat, and lack of water.

Event comments:

This was a great race and well orginized. The lack of fluids sucked but it happens, just run along to the next one. This was my first "On UR LEFT" race, and it was great, i will defiantly do another one. Might try and do all of them next year.

Last updated: 2011-08-10 12:00 AM
00:40:35 | 1640 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit
Course: it was a loop course with 2 loops for the Olympic. Had to get out and run like 10 feet to get back in not a big deal at all. It was kind of nice getting out and having a minute to catch my breath.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:57 | 24.85 miles | 17.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: A 2 loop big square. It was nice one little hill at the end. The wind gust would slow you down but when you turned the other way they helped so it was not to bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:29:59 | 06.2 miles | 14m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 1 big loop type course, went all over the neighborhood, and in the stadium. Very nice course.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-18 3:23 PM

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