US State Forums Colorado » Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
Moderators: jneugeba, Ron Reply
2014-08-08 4:20 PM

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
Just over a month away - pre-rides and pre-runs over the next couple of Saturday's. I really need to start doing something, I was much better prepared last year although I wasn't upset at the delay since I hadn't really been swimming - can you fake 1000 meters in a wet suit?


2014-08-21 6:52 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
Pre-run this Saturday - should be fun. I really wish I had been training this summer....
2014-08-22 5:37 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image


71
2525
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

This will be my third tri ever. First was the same event 2 years ago. Looking forward to it, but my training has been limited this year. I hope I can limp through. Do you know which "direction" the bike section is going this year? I recall that last year it was scheduled to go clockwise, unlike the prior year.

2014-08-23 5:01 PM
in reply to: grizzlyclyde

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
It will be counter clockwise. Check out the bike course Tom has loaded on Garmin Connect it is pretty accurate (except for the small section of trails that have not reopened yet. They were working on them today though so there is still hope that it will all be open by race day.

It will be my first tri in 3 years and my first off road. Lot of work to do in 3 weeks - don't want no limping to the finish.....
2014-08-24 2:10 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Extreme Veteran
647
50010025
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

I had this one planned for last year but unfortunately it was cancelled per the flooding.  I was in much better "off road" shape then.  I have a "free" entry into it this year and am probably going to race.  Hope to pre-ride and run the course again in the next few weeks.  The run is pretty flat but the ride is much tougher than you would expect for an in-park tri.  There are actually some decent climbs and a sketchy section here and there.

2014-08-24 8:02 PM
in reply to: FF Stock

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
I am with you about being in better ride shape last year !!!

Was trying to ride the loop tonight (although I started on the east side instead of the lake) and had a new experience for me. I broke my chain - after too much time I had it back together but was not confident about my trail repair so I didn't want to push it/stress it with the climbs ahead, So I turned around and went home. Kind of disappointed, I was riding better than when I did the pre-ride with Tom. Was curious what my loop was going to be like. Oh well, time for a new chain, some derailleur tweaks and hopefully get out there again before September.

Otherwise I am toying with the idea of going out Sept 6 in the morning and doing the course - at least swim 1000 in the lap area then hit the bike and run (kind of my 2013 race but at a easy going clip) - but as I typed this, I think I remembered that is when the Littlefoot tri is, so maybe that is not a good idea.


2014-09-02 11:11 AM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Extreme Veteran
647
50010025
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

I rode and ran the course yesterday morning and found it to be in good shape with all trails open.  There are some muddy spots on the bike but they can be avoided for the most part.  I did notice that the bike trails, especially the single tracks, had a lot of grass build up, likely from lack of traffic. 

2014-09-09 10:52 PM
in reply to: FF Stock

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
Tuesday night and I tried my wetsuit on last night for the first time in - eeks 7 years almost. I am not sure I can swim in it. Way tight. I might switch to the DU just for that reason - nothing to do with the fact I have about 1500 yds swimming in Or maybe just the last straw. Any way you slice it - it will be interesting, not quite what I hoped for when I registered.
2014-09-11 5:33 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Extreme Veteran
647
50010025
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

Originally posted by peto_primo Tuesday night and I tried my wetsuit on last night for the first time in - eeks 7 years almost. I am not sure I can swim in it. Way tight. I might switch to the DU just for that reason - nothing to do with the fact I have about 1500 yds swimming in Or maybe just the last straw. Any way you slice it - it will be interesting, not quite what I hoped for when I registered.

 

Man I'm tempted to; something about swimming in 60 degree water...

2014-09-12 8:18 PM
in reply to: FF Stock

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
At least it is not supposed to be 57 (my horrible harvest moon experience in 2006)
I had my wetsuit soaking in the tub all week and was able to get it on better - took it to the pool and did 1000 yds (albeit slow with breaks) so I told Tom today I am going to go ahead and do the tri - maybe use 2 swim caps

So I got my number 123 Felt kind of good to hear that (Triathlon easy as 123 at least that is what I told my self when I had that number in Florida in 2007)
2014-09-14 1:41 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Member
1613
1000500100
Denver, CO
Bronze member
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

Hope everybody had fun today!!  Looking forward to seeing race reports.



2014-09-14 6:52 PM
in reply to: laffinrock

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
How'd it go everyone?

I got the race I trained for Could get a good breath in the water after the first 75-100 yds of the first lap, struggled through and the second lap went a little better and some how wasn't the last guy out of the water. took forever in transition and really didn't care, got on the bike and just cruised but never had that extra gear to push. Ran out of energy about 2- 3 miles from the end. Then did a lot of run/walk and could keep HR down - Got to the finish - ended up 4th in AG but I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't only 4 or 5 in the age group.
2014-09-22 12:05 PM
in reply to: peto_primo

User image

Extreme Veteran
647
50010025
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread

Good race all in all with no MTB specific training or speedwork.  Decent swim, I too struggled on the 2nd lap and my HR was sky high coming out of the water.  Cooked the bike a bit and was queasy by the end.  Tough course to pass on at times.  Felt flat on the run, especially the last few miles.  But I was 9th overall and 1st in my AG so I'll take it.  Surprised that the men's and women's race were both won by pros racing a week before XTERRA Nationals...

2014-09-25 11:09 AM
in reply to: FF Stock

User image

Elite
3331
2000100010010010025
Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread
For them it was probably a good workout prior to traveling Cody put up an amazing time
New Thread
US State Forums Colorado » Bear It All Off Road Triathlon : Official Thread Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Bear it all off road tri

Started by Moonrocket
Views: 1665 Posts: 24

2013-09-21 10:47 PM peto_primo

Crescent Moon Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread Pages: 1 2

Started by StMaas
Views: 2312 Posts: 31

2009-09-20 10:18 PM trimama530

Splash-Mash-Dash Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread

Started by StMaas
Views: 1257 Posts: 12

2009-08-07 8:30 PM StMaas

Boulder Peak Triathlon : Official Thread Pages: 1 2 3

Started by StMaas
Views: 4121 Posts: 57

2009-07-15 3:43 PM AdaBug

Rattlesnake Olympic Triathlon : Official Thread

Started by mcgilmartin
Views: 2206 Posts: 19

2009-08-13 12:00 PM hrutherf
RELATED ARTICLES
date : October 13, 2013
author : ahohl
comments : 0
CGI’s headline races are the New Jersey State Triathlon and Black Bear, which is a half-iron and Olympic distance race in the Poconos in early June. We interview the race director, Michelle Redrow.
 
date : August 11, 2011
author : FitWerx
comments : 0
Dean from Fitwerx answers a BT member question about what kind of bike should be the "next bike."
date : December 27, 2008
author : FitWerx
comments : 9
Are you a beginner triathlete? This video will compare triathlon bikes and road bikes to help you figure out what is best for you as you begin your triathlon training.
 
date : December 15, 2008
author : FitWerx
comments : 2
I bought a new road bike in April and want to know how to properly maintain it during the season when I'm riding often and during the off season.
date : December 15, 2008
author : FitWerx
comments : 0
I own both a road bike and a tri bike. I am wondering which bike I should be riding during off season training, or does it matter?
 
date : November 22, 2007
author : Team BT
comments : 1
Complete course preview of the Black Bear triathlon in Pennsylvania featuring a Sprint and a 1/2 Ironman distance race. Mark your calendars!
date : September 3, 2006
author : morgoth7
comments : 1
My 1st triathlon, Xterra and the mess I made of myself. This wasn’t your regular triathlon, it was off-road.
 
date : June 14, 2005
author : PirateGirl
comments : 1
The XTERRA off-road triathlons consist of a lake swim, a mountain bike trail ride, and a trail run. I decided to try the AZ Xtreme Desert XTERRA Tri as my 1st off-road triathlon, and my 3rd tri ever.