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Cochiti Lake, New Mexico
United States
Chasing 3
82F / 28C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 28m 28s
Overall Rank = 97/147
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 14/17
Pre-race routine:

Usual pre-race meal with 2 pieces of gluten free cinnamon toast with a banana. Had a zone bar bout an hour before swim.
Swim
  • 49m 18s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards
Comments:

This swim course was a mess.

First, the director changed the course at the last minute. It was scheduled to be 1500 meters. Here's how the directions over a bullhorn went before the race, "Swim to the yellow buoy, then to the next yellow buoy, then to the red buoy, down to the Redbull buoy, back to the second yellow buoy, to the red buoy, and finally to the Redbull buoy." What???? My garmin had it at 1.2mi, and I didn't find anyone who had it at less that 1.15mi. What a mess! Just look at the times from last year in comparison.

People were swimming at each other in some case. Know one could follow the changed directions.
What would you do differently?:

I understand having to change the course at the last minute but it would have been better to delay the start and set a 2 loop triangle verses that mess.
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s
Bike
  • 1h 31m 6s
  • 40 kms
  • 26.34 km/hr
Comments:

I had a GU packet and some chomps and all was good. Would have been pleased with my time if I hadn't stopped to adjust my brakes that were rubbing.
What would you do differently?:

I need to do more hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s
Run
  • 1h 05m 53s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 35s  min/km
Comments:

Again, they changed the course from last year and did not make adjustments. Last year the run finished at the launch. This year they changed it to a swimmers beach. The problems is that they did not take the distance out of the turn around point. The 6.2mi run from last year was 6.6mi this year. Not a biggie and everyone had to do the same amount but if you were looking at a PR, wasn't gonna happen.
Post race
Warm down:

BBQ was good

Event comments:

I hate to give this race a bad rating but the change in the swim course which made it substantially longer and the run course, I have no choice. They should have left things alone. The race was good last year and shouldn’t have changed anything. Chasing3 does an awesome job but the director blew this one.




Last updated: 2013-09-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:49:18 | 2112 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/147
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: Who knows? The course organizers didn't even know
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:09
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:31:06 | 40 kms | 26.34 km/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 89/147
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: There is a crazy 1mi climb out of T1 to the dam road. Then things sort of level out a bit. The dam road is loose gravel and not well paved. Once out to a state road, there is some good downhill and then a climb back to the launch road. Do that twice.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:55
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:05:53 | 10 kms | 06m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/147
Performance: Average
Course: Severe 1mi climb out of transition
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

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Subject: RE: Cochiti Lake Triathlon - Olympic Course

Sounds confusing. Nice job getting it done.

That climb out of transition and the nasty ride across the dam are the main reasons I haven't done this race. Good job sticking with it and getting it done in spite of the odd changes.

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