General Discussion Race Reports! » Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon - Olympic Course Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Kemah, Texas
United States
Onurmark Productions
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 40m 12s
Overall Rank = 484/574
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 18/20
Pre-race routine:

Picked up Ron Stitt at hotel, hit the coffee bar, watch Ron spill coffee down his crotch. Before race, down Ensure Plus and half a muffin - one bottle of EFS on the boat.
Event warmup:

Walked to boat with Cy-Tri dudes, tell jokes, people watch. IOW, nothing.
  • 53m 54s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 35s / 100 meters

Not quite ready at the start. Jumped in and immediately lost my breath. Never really got it going, swam most on my back and side. Had trouble with bloating about halfway through. Waves were tough (1-2')and ingested seawater. Overall a horrible effort after all the pool practice.
What would you do differently?:

Need to spend more time OWS, just never got my head into it.
Transition 1
  • 04m 23s

Regroup, cleaned off face and feet, drink some EFS.
  • 1h 34m 31s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 15.77 mile/hr

Probably should have pushed it harder but was worried about the run and Kemah bridge. Had some tightness in left hamstring.
What would you do differently?:

Need more time in the saddle, including some hill rides. Hit HCC and straight into Hempstead or to Monaville.
Transition 2
  • 03m 40s

Had to stop and pee before run start.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster.
  • 1h 04m 24s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 22s  min/mile

Actually felt pretty good on the run. Had to stop and hit inhaler about a 1/4 mile in, walked the water stations and up both sides of the bridge. Some tightness in right quad and some ankle pain. Based on HR might have been able to push it more but was definitely feeling the bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not walk at all.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to step up the training, including bike time, OWS and work on getting faster on run. Since this is 1st Oly I wasn't expecting to win it but thought I'd be MOP. Swim time killed that.

Event comments:

Awesome job by the race volunteers and team. Couldn't ask for anything more, except chip that reads at all timing mats.

Last updated: 2012-04-20 12:00 AM
00:53:54 | 1500 meters | 03m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/20
Overall: 0/574
Performance: Bad
Suit: Xterra
Course: Boat start, straight in to shore. Garmin showed 1.25 miles vs .9 planned.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:23
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:34:31 | 24.85 miles | 15.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/20
Overall: 0/574
Performance: Average
Distance: 25.36 mi Time: 1:32:40 Avg Speed: 16.4 mph Avg HR: 150 bpm Max HR: 163 bpm Avg Bike Cadence: 89 rpm
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back, strong (10-20 knot) headwind out, tailwind back. Bridge over Dickenson Bayou was a bear, needed lower gear.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:40
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:04:24 | 06.21 miles | 10m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/20
Overall: 0/574
Performance: Good
Distance: 6.10 mi Time: 1:04:54 Avg Pace: 10:43 min/mi Avg HR: 149 bpm Max HR: 167 bpm Training Effect : 4.4 Avg Run Cadence: 82 spm Max Run Cadence: 91 spm
Course: Around boardwalk, over Kemah bridge and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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

2012-05-01 10:20 AM

User image

Subject: Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon - Olympic Course

2012-05-01 10:36 AM
in reply to: #4183545

User image

Subject: RE: Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon - Olympic Course
Good job in tough conditions out there Pops.  Ron spilled coffee on his crotch huh?  Well I know he didn't have a shirt on so I guess that was the better option.
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon - Olympic Course Rss Feed