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5430 Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5430 Sports Corp.
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 42m
Overall Rank = 538/1268
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 40/92
Pre-race routine:

Power bagel, PB, banana, gel, and water
Event warmup:

None. Walking from the car to transition. I might want to change this routine.
  • 15m 43s
  • 750 yards
  • 02m 06s / 100 yards

I think I should start warming up for the swim. My first 200 yds were pretty terrible. We were sighting right into the sun and as I wear glasses and my goggles aren't prescription, I couldn't see the 1st buoy at all. I ended up heading for the 2nd bouy and had to back track to the left to round the first one. After that bouy, I caught my stride and was passing people like crazy.

This swim time included a run up the beach, over the hill, and through an asphalt parking lot.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up before swim. Get lasix.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

Good T2. My time was better than average, but not great. I felt bad for my rack mate, Mandy. She got to transition before me, but got stuck in her wetsuit and took an extra minute to get it off.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Run faster?
  • 55m 14s
  • 17 miles
  • 18.47 mile/hr

This was a great bike! The funny thing is that I had pre-driven the course the night before and drove it wrong. I did part of the 5430 Peak course and ended up adding 5 miles a few big hills. When they directed us off US 36 onto Neva road, it felt like my birthday! I was so stoked, I rode like the wind after that! I felt really strong on this bike and above all I had fun!
What would you do differently?:

If I had known I didn't have the 2 huge hills coming up, I would have ridden the first part a bit harder. I was pushing it, but I could have hammered it harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

This was T2 was pretty darn fast. I was up there with the top athletes on this time. I'm really pleased with this.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Not my best run. The first mile was abysmal at a whopping 10:00 mile. I had a horrible side cramp and shoulder pain and was trying to push through it. I kept seeing these women in my age group passing me and I couldn't do anything about it. I picked it up at the turn around and must have run those pretty fast to decrease my average to 9:21.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks? Stretch the shoulders after the bike?
Post race
Warm down:

food, beer, BT friends

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No warmup?

Event comments:

I loved this race and I'll do it every year from now on. It was well run, beautiful, and friendly. I've been scared to race with "the big boys and girls of Boulder" but it was a fun group.

It was so nice to have the huge BT contingent there...Ben, Susan, Ted, Ocky, Shannon, Mark, Drew, Dan, Ray, Drew, Melinda, Andria, Rebecca, Julia, Chris, etc...I'm sorry, but I can't remember everyone. We missed Stacie, of course.

Last updated: 2008-06-15 12:00 AM
00:15:43 | 750 yards | 02m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 467/1268
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless Orca
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
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
00:55:14 | 17 miles | 18.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 554/1268
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 1 loop, mild hills
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:58 | 03.1 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/92
Overall: 731/1268
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back. Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2008-06-17 10:03 AM

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Littleton, CO
Subject: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

2008-06-17 1:22 PM
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Orange Park Florida
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

Nicely done Mel!

Glad you got your Mojo back.

2008-06-24 3:55 AM
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Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

Great race and super paces all around.

Big girls in Boulder must be wicked fast

Birthday present to avoid some hills hugh? 

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