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Redman/Halfmax National Championship - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Ultramax Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 5h 25m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35/39
Age Group Rank = 18/60
Pre-race routine:

Get up early, eat cinnamon toast, drink water
Event warmup:

Pre race adjustment to water Temp
  • 40m
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

I suck at swimming period. I know I do and I'm dedicating this winter to improve. I want to be at least 32-35 minutes at this distance and should be.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, hiring a coach for swim training this winter.
Transition 1
  • 03m 50s

Run from lake to transition was about .25 miles. I am a wuss barefoot running so my time was awful.
  • 2h 29m
  • 56 miles
  • 22.55 mile/hr

Really felt great on the ride. I knew I saved a lot for the run. About as near perfect I could ride for myself. Really stayed in my box.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m

Don't remember time over 2 mins
What would you do differently?:

Practice more.
  • 2h 07m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

My goal was 1:50 for the race. I was a little under until mile 10. Walked through water stop and ended up puking for several minutes. Legs felt great, but I was way over heated. I was very frustrated with myself cause other than that I felt good. No cramps, legs felt strong just severe puking. I was extremely disappointed with myself as was more prepared for the run then my last 5k reflect.
What would you do differently?:

I think my pace was right on just had GI issues. I don't want to blame nutrition or hydrated so much as I felt like I had lots in the tank and no cramping. I'm pretty sure I just wussed out.
Post race
Warm down:

Puke for 15 minutes and poor water on my head until I felt normal again.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My ability to perform better was lack of time in the pool, lack of determination to finish strong on the run, and a temp over 90 degrees on the run. My lack of pool time showed huge. I feel my other training was spot on and the run time doesn't reflect the time I put in at all. Really need to do a lot more block training.

Event comments:

I have done 2 other WTC races and they were no where near as well ran as this. Staff were all knowledgable and friendly. Everything very organized. Drought made for crappy swim condition and long T1 time. Bike conditions were average, but about as good as the crapy chipseal in Austin. I will do this race again for sure. Have to go back next year with a better swim and hopefully hang in for a better run. My goal is 4:50. I know there is 8-10 mins on the swim to have, 3-4 mins in transition, and 20mins on the run in me. Just need more practice and work. Also need to stay mentally tough towards end of run. I caved bad.

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Last updated: 2012-09-26 12:00 AM
00:40:00 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Worst swim I've ever had, but pool closed down this summer so minimal swimming done. I'll try to forget this one ever happened
Suit: 2XU V:1
Course: An Oklahoma lake post drought. Shallow and red.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:50
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:29:00 | 56 miles | 22.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Mostly rolling hills. 6 of 56 had poor road conditions. Overall very fast coarse. Really enjoyed the ride.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:07:00 | 13.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat as a pancake, great place to run. Hot, hot, hot for me.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2012-09-26 11:12 AM

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Subject: Redman/Halfmax National Championship

2012-09-26 3:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Redman/Halfmax National Championship
Added a picture of distance from Transition to water due to severe drought.
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