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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
HRCA
49F / 9C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 25m 36s
Overall Rank = 126/389
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/45
Pre-race routine:

power bagel with PB, water, banana.
Event warmup:

rode bike to event site from my house. Warm up run and swim.
Swim
  • 08m 29s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards
Comments:

I felt terrible on this swim. My arms felt like lead in warm-up and never got better. I just felt tired, before I even started. My form fell apart, but my hubby says I stayed on a 1:40/100 pace the entire time. I was first position, so no drafting for me. I did pass the 3rd place guy, though. The time wasn't terrible, but it could have been so much better. I've been swimming 7:30 in practice.
What would you do differently?:

Better pre-race rest.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

This T1 time included a LONG run up a hill to transition area. I felt my actual transition couldn't have gone better.
Bike
  • 44m 40s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.12 mile/hr
Comments:

I started this bike feeling as I'd already done it. My legs were so fatigued.
What would you do differently?:

I need to ride more hills and longer rides to gain endurance.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s
Comments:

Included long run across transition.
Run
  • 29m 40s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

I tried to push this, but got a terrible side cramp at mile 2. I slowed it down and then pushed it up the hill the rest of the way. I've decided I'm too far out from giving birth, because my "childbirth is harder" mantra doesn't work any more.
Post race
Warm down:

gatorade, beer, walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I know these will sound like excuses but I went camping the entire week before. I slept an average of 4 hours a night. I have a sinus infection and I felt horrible. My surgeon had warned me that I would have decreased indurance for a full year after my surgery...so maybe that's it. Either way, I just felt yucky and exhausted this entire race.




Last updated: 2008-06-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:29 | 500 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/45
Overall: 45/389
Performance: Below average
This time included the run to the time mats. My actual swim time was 8:07.
Suit:
Course: pool
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:44:40 | 12 miles | 16.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/389
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: Hilly 2-lap course. About 900 feet elevation gain. I was so tired, once again, on this bike. I felt I did terribly and really struggled. I had to brake hard to a complete stop because of poor traffic control two time.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:29:40 | 03.2 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/389
Performance: Below average
Course: Downhill followed by uphill on concrete path.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-06-08 4:32 PM

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2008-06-08 7:04 PM
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Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon
Well, I think you did fine, and had fun hanging with you and Terry at the race.  Also, thanks for the food afterwards.    Cheer up, we do this for fun.
2008-06-08 10:26 PM
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Hey, sorry you weren't feeling good but your times look good to me--especially that awesome swim. Bummer I didn't see you but I bet you were home by the time I crossed the finish line!
2008-06-08 10:54 PM
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Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon

Good for you pushing on even though you felt like @^!@%!&^#%!*^(!@^!( !!!

 As for the swim, I can't feel too bad for you as I don't think I've ever swum a 1:40 pace, EVER!

 

Hope the next race goes better! 

2008-06-08 10:59 PM
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Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon

Maybe you need to have another kid  

All your other excuses reasons sound like they could have an affect.  Way to be out there this weekend.

2008-06-09 7:30 AM
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I think you did great!  Congrats on fighting through the tough stuff and getting across the line. 


2008-06-09 8:00 AM
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What you were calling excuses would have been enough to keep most people on the couch.

Good Job!

2008-06-09 8:32 AM
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Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon
well, for not having your A race you sure had a fast swim!  Wish I could swim that fast.  It's early in the season and it takes most of us a while to get our bodies in to race mode.  Nice job!
2008-06-09 9:37 AM
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Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon
As Dillard reminded me, "You can't PR everytime." Way to push through a tough race with what sounds like a lot of baggage going in. If it helps, the bike was more like 12.7 miles.

Great meeting you and some of the gang at your house!
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