Boulder Peak Triathlon - Triathlon

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corp
Total Time = 2h 41m 29s
Overall Rank = 496/1264
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 45/102
Event warmup:

Dynamic Warm-up routine from Bobby McGee
  • 31m 20s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

Best swim I've had. I like the new start. Had clear water for most of the race. Had no issues siting. Only had to stop once to clear goggles.
Transition 1
  • 03m 26s

All kinds of issues. Missed my row. Had problems with the suit, getting my run belt on (too large as I loaned to it a teammate at Ragnar Wasatch Back).
What would you do differently?:

Double check all equipment no matter how small. Begin to learn the shoe clipped in technique
  • 1h 15m 58s
  • 42 kms
  • 33.49 km/hr

Tough hill. Without the climb average cadence would have been closer to 90. Good ride but not as good as I thought. Climb up Old Stage was tough. Did not make up as much time on the decent due to 35mph speed limit. Thought I had a consistent ride for the rest of the ride but avg MPH was down. Was looking for closer to 21 mph rather than the 18.4.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training. Maybe I could have come up out of the saddle. I stayed seated during the entire ride including the climb.
Transition 2
  • 02m

Had problem racking bike. Need to tilt rear water bottles more to provide clearance.
What would you do differently?:

Practice feet out of shoes technique.
  • 48m 45s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Thought I had a better pace. Was shooting for 7:30. Must have been tired from bike. Could have been a fuel issue.
What would you do differently?:

Set my watch to track run pace. I should have picked it up.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk to bring down heart rate and cool down. Temps had started to rise.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Could have been pre-race fueling. Will look at new products on the market. Could stand to lose about 7 - 10 pounds to get closer to 160.

Event comments:

Love the new start method. Don't like the bike finish (not the normal finish which has been modified to account for road construction). The climb up Old Stage is challenging - may have taken a lot out of me - more than I thought.

Last updated: 2013-01-01 12:00 AM
00:31:20 | 1500 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 55/102
Overall: 637/1264
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Single loop in Boulder res
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:26
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:15:58 | 42 kms | 33.49 km/hr
Age Group: 53/102
Overall: 563/1264
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:45 | 06.21 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/102
Overall: 379/1264
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3