5430 Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
57F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 35m 56s
Overall Rank = 297/632
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 59/115
Pre-race routine:

Had lot's of time. Just waited. Did not do anything special. Set my gear out for transition. Waited to put on my wet suit.
Event warmup:

Got my wet suit on. Had 20 minutes from race start to my wave. Got in the water and swam a couple of laps. Stretched.
  • 13m 37s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

Still did not swim as straight as I would have liked. Did not cut down course as much as possible. Started up front. Start was not very crowded. Just hard to get warmed up and get going. Felt I could have gone harder and made less mistakes. Overall though I did pretty good for my group. There is some time to be found there.
What would you do differently?:

More warm up. Swim laps till I feel better. Sight more and swim shorter course closer to buoys. Just get moving and keep moving.
Transition 1
  • 04m 29s

Suit was a little hard to get off foot. Messed around too much. Sat on the ground to put shoes and socks on. Had to clean feet off. Zipped my top up, put number belt on, helmet, and was off.
What would you do differently?:

Nor sit down. Have towel to wipe feet and just go. Step on suit and pull off with legs. Had the rest of my stuff ready. There is probably 2 minutes to be saved there.I will go with sock and see no need for flying mount with SPDs.
  • 51m 8s
  • 17.2 miles
  • 20.18 mile/hr

Went well.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 27s

Went good. Had to go to the bathroom, but not much time lost.
What would you do differently?:

I had everything. I will go with tri laces next time. I had them but not tried them before race. Not too concerned with prta potty... not going to be miserable.
  • 24m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

Felt good. Probably could have suffered more, but still did my best pace yet. Felt great.
What would you do differently?:

Pick it up more after half way
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a bit, cooled down, towelled off. Got some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Can't say. This was my first event and I went all out.

Event comments:

Great event, lot's of peeps. 30% was first timers.

Last updated: 2011-06-19 12:00 AM
00:13:37 | 750 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/115
Overall: 0/632
Performance: Good
Suit: 2X2 V:1
Course: 330m out, a 100 meter end and back to shore. Well marked. Easy to sight. Swam into Sun first leg. No real problems. No real drama from other swimmers.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:51:08 | 17.2 miles | 20.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/115
Overall: 0/632
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat. Slight up hill out, slight down back. Pushed the biggest gear I could. Had no concerns for saving anything. Went all out. Passed well. Didn't have many problems drafting/passing. Butt was sore form new road bike.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:15 | 03.1 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/115
Overall: 0/632
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4