Summer Open Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 17m 59s
Overall Rank = 151/350
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 24/36
Pre-race routine:

4 shots of espresso and a juice smoothie. I didn't expect jack of myself today as I was in Chicago last week and I was eating crap and barely working out. On the bright side, Kate and I stayed @ the Marriott in Longmont so we were able to sleep til 6, and I was well rested. I was very excited to race today- last race was last September. I LOVE this sport!
Event warmup:

Ran 1/2 mile along the dirt trail, really relaxed. Stretched out a lot, left quad and left calf were tight as can be. I also swam a little, about 300 yards total. Water was 61 degrees and less than refreshing.
  • 10m 34s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 17s / 100 yards

Heh. Should have won the AG, but I was literally one second behind the AG winner. I drafted him the whole way, and I planned on passing him with 200 to go. But I didn't. I suck. But I'm OK with it :)
What would you do differently?:

Swim a little more the week before, I did not find the mojo till about 300 yards in, and I turned on the afterburners and took off from the pack.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s

Fine. Whatever. First one this year. I was satisfied with the effort.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 1s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.66 mile/hr

Good solid ride. I made the executive decision last night to take the aero bars off. I've been riding with them and I CANNOT get comfortable on them. Decided for a sprint they weren't needed. I rode pretty well, 20.7 MPH is not bad. I didn't get the new seatpost, I need a new rear tire, and my chain is worn out. All 3 factored in, but whatever. I gave 100% mentally and physically. I was happy.
What would you do differently?:

Get a new bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

I suck at T2. But the time was not bad. I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just put some Yankz in my new running shoes.
  • 28m 14s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

I love the Summer OPEN run. I put in a solid effort, but my running still leaves a lot to be desired. I was a couple minutes ahead of Wavedog coming out of T2, and he blew by me @ mile 2. I will continue to get better. I no longer hate the run!
What would you do differently?:

Not much, this was fine for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with Wavedog and TriOK, cheered in Kate, ate, drank some water. Felt really good. I told Kate on the way out I was ready to do this one again. LOL

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ah. Many things. Probably mostly that I am fat. And old. :)

Event comments:

Without Limits once again puts on a fantastic race! I plan on doing this every year going forward. Short, fast course with lots of cool athletes. Totally great day!

Last updated: 2010-04-12 12:00 AM
00:10:34 | 820 yards | 01m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/36
Overall: 18/350
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3 full
Course: U shaped course, pretty straightforward.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:01 | 12.4 miles | 20.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 155/350
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 3x loop around a neighborhood in Longmont. This is a wicked fast course. Wind started to suck.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:28:14 | 03.1 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 263/350
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, love this run!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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