Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon - Triathlon

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Aurora, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
Total Time = 5h 11m 19s
Overall Rank = 43/218
Age Group = m40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/45
Pre-race routine:

Just a cup of coffee and some oatmeal. Hurry up to the reservoir and wait in line to get in for 20 min.
Event warmup:

well, the park opens at 6. Then wait 30 min to get in and park. Then stand in line for 15 min to get timing chip before entering transition. By the time I was into transition I had about 30 min to set up and warm up. I got about 5 minutes in the water.....
  • 32m 16s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

The course was good, and the weather was nice for the swim. I am very happy with the solid swim. My only complaint is that the tt start went in waves of slower ag first, so I had to navigate around a lot of slower swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

I thought I was taking my time, but I still had 2nd fastest transition in AG, and 18th fastest overall.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 38m 57s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.14 mile/hr

nice wind pushing me as I headed out, but strong headwind heading back on crappy, hilly roads. It all evens out in the end i guess. A LOT of riders out in the middle of the roads blocking other riders and traffic. I hope there were some penalties assessed.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Shoes came unclipped as i dismounted. intentionally took some time transition to prep for run.
What would you do differently?:

tighten pedals, new cleats
  • 1h 56m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

started out with usual discomforts, then settled in to a comfortable 8:30 pace. stopped every mile for water and ice. Hit the pain at around mile 8 and pace started t o drop.
What would you do differently?:

more long easy training runs and more miles...
Post race
Warm down:

Crash into the giant slip n slide. I actually felt better after this event, than I did in my previous sprints..

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my run..

Event comments:

fun race and well organized. Great food and swag. Just wish the park would open a little earlier.

Last updated: 2014-04-18 12:00 AM
00:32:16 | 2112 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/45
Overall: 44/218
Performance: Good
Course: out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 01:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:38:57 | 56 miles | 21.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/45
Overall: 48/218
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: big loop
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:56:53 | 13.1 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/45
Overall: 55/218
Performance: Good
Course: curvy and mild hills on concrete path. no shade
Keeping cool Average 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] 4