Summer Open Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
51F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 40m 59s
Overall Rank = 257/389
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 16/29
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early (4:45am) & took in 2 eggs/toast w/ PB, 1/2 of DC & OJ. Drank mixed drink on way up. Nap in car for short period of time.
Event warmup:

  • 29m 16s
  • 880 yards
  • 03m 20s / 100 yards

They gave us extra time between waves to make sure that the swimmers were getting off okay. There was at least 2-4 swimmers that came back with the 1st kayak (that boy was a busy boy)!
I was scared to see that many men (including "ellte" men that came back in so quickly).
What would you do differently?:

Not swim if I see waves like that!!!!!!
Transition 1
  • 03m 33s
What would you do differently?:

Maybe jog a bit earlier coming out of the water but I really didn't know if I was going to continue on with this tri.
  • 39m 26s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.87 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I might have been able to ride slightly faster but not much!
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Ran past a girl that couldn't get out of her shoe (that she left in the cleats) on T2. She eventually ran past me (1/2 way through the run).
What would you do differently?:

Not much!
  • 27m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have run slightly harder. But I was happy to be steady & consistent.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swimming was fucking hard!

Event comments:

The race would have been a great race course if the swim wasn't so bad. They could have used 2 more kayakers at least (but I am sure they didn't think it was going to be so crazy windy).

Last updated: 2012-04-10 12:00 AM
00:29:16 | 880 yards | 03m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 286/389
Performance: Bad
Suit: Vortex full suit
Course: 2 bouys out & then one across & then one back before the shore. Headed right into the 2-foot waves & white-caps!!!!
Start type: Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:39:26 | 12.4 miles | 18.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 221/389
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: 3 laps around on a closed course (which was really nice!). I liked this route & it was flat!!!! Got a tail wind on a long stretch before you repeated the lap. On the way to finish you hit a head/side wind which was tough.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:21 | 03.1 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 234/389
Performance: Average
Course: Out & back on a gravel/dirt road (which I was not aware of). One water station above the hill just before the 1 mile mark. Didn't take any. Flat, short hill up & gradual down-hill from mile 1 to 1.5, gradual up-hill 1.5-2 & then hill down & flat into the finish. NOt a bad course at all. Ran moderate but not super-make-me-puke hard.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3