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Ft Morgan, Colorado
United States
Z&F Sports Management Inc.
Total Time = 2h 29m 35s
Overall Rank = 8/44
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at Days Inn in Ft Morgan. Not a lot to do in the town, but Meg and I found a nice little Italian restaraunt. Unfortunately our hotel smelled like cigarettes and Drakkar Noir. Got up early and had the usual breakfast and coffee.
Event warmup:

Got on the bike and rode out of the park a few miles and turned around. Ran about a mile with a few pickups.
  • 22m 14s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

The first 250 of this swim really sucked. The cold water just completely took my breath away. It took about 3 or 4 minutes to gain some composure and start swimming. After I got used to it, it went completely fine. My face, hands, and feet went numb and I started feeling good.
What would you do differently?:

Man I wish I would've gotten in the water before the race. Had I done that I would have pulled a huge chunk of time off this. Other than that I'm ok with it.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

Transition was fine. Had a hard time finding my zipper cuz my hands were numb, but over fairly quick for wearing a full suit.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I can think for right now. It will get quicker as the season progresses.
  • 1h 21m 30s
  • 36 miles
  • 26.50 mile/hr

This course is super flat and fast. I loved it. Right outta T1 I started drilling it. Wanted to maintain mid 160's HR. I've really been working on my sustained power lately and I managed to hold quite a few more watts than I usually put out for a 1 hour in training. I was really happy when I found out I had the second fastest bike split only to Tim Hola, who averaged 26.9 mph. Stayed in the aero position the whole time with the exception of a few turns. My goal was to average 25 mph and I hit the 25 mile mark in 57:33. Got pretty psyched about that and turned the screw a little tighter.
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I would say is drink more. Everything else hr,cad, and watts were all spot on.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

Took my time here as it was getting really hot. Took one last pull of Infinit and I was off on the run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 35s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Very tough run. I was getting really hot and was double cupping at the aid stations. One in and one on. It hurt, but was sustainable. Passed a good half dozen people on the run, but I think some were doing the short course race. Got passed by one guy pretty hard that I previously had passed pretty hard on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some Gatorade walked around, but mainly just wanted to sit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The first 250 of the swim. Not drinking enough on the bike.

Event comments:

Overall a great race. Ft Morgan however would not be first choice for a destination race. The course itself was cool. They did a great job transporting the gear. My goal was to be under 2:30 and I did that just not in the splits that I had planned for. Overall a good hard effort.

Last updated: 2008-05-09 12:00 AM
00:22:14 | 1000 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/9
Overall: 32/44
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Zenith
Course: 2 loops of a 500 meter out and back. Ran back up the beach, circled a bouy and back into the water.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:04
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
01:21:30 | 36 miles | 26.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 2/44
Performance: Good
164 AVG 172 MAX 88 AVG CAD
Wind: Little
Course: Point to point. Very flat and very fast for the majority of the race.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:43:35 | 06.21 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/9
Overall: 8/44
Performance: Average
AVG HR 164 MAX HR 168
Course: Mostly flat, dirt trail, with a couple of small hills. Super exposed and really hot.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-05-19 10:11 PM

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Colorado Springs
Subject: Ft Morgan Tinman Triathlon

2008-05-20 2:17 PM
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Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Ft Morgan Tinman Triathlon
fantastic race!  Well done on the bike.  You are one fast mo-FO on the bike!
2008-05-21 12:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Ft Morgan Tinman Triathlon
great job, especially on the bike. i got a good laugh trying to imagine that sweet smelling motel room.
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