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Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
United States
64F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 15m 33s
Overall Rank = 12/62
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 4:45am, after about 5 hours sleep. Difficult to get up and going, but felt fine once I had a cup of coffee in me. Breakfast of oatmeal and an english muffin, out the door about 5:20am. Arrived in Cheyenne about 6:10am, picked up packet, set up transition and slipped on wetsuit about 20 minutes before the start. Uneventful pre-race routine, really felt fairly relaxed.
Event warmup:

Swam about 250m, moderate pace. Then out of the water to line up for the start. Had one Hammer Gel waiting for the start, only water the rest of the race.
  • 14m 1s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

The swim was uneventful...which is good in my case. I felt comfortable and would describe my swim as measured and steady. Passed several, got passed by several, but no breakdowns. The swim includes about a 400y run to the transition area. I stopped to remove my wetsuit along the way and had just a bit of difficulty with the zipper.
What would you do differently?:

At this point, there is not much I would do differently. I would like to swim faster, but that's something I'll have to work on in the off season.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

I had already removed my wetsuit before arriving in T1, so it should have been a pretty quick transition. A little slow getting into the bike shoes, as usual, but a fairly efficient transition.
What would you do differently?:

Try to get the bike shoes on a little quicker.
  • 36m 17s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.50 mile/hr

Pushed hard on the bike, probably couldn't have gone much harder. HR monitor says I was right at LTHR for the ride, so I didn't have much more in the tank. That said, I felt I had just an average bike. I worked hard, but didn't ever feel good. Last weekend, I felt like I was really going well (until the flat)...not today, however. Had about 8 oz of water on the bike, wasn't thirsty. Seems I worked way too hard for a 21.5 avg on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I don't really know, just didn't feel like I had great legs today. Probably relates to the lack of bike training this last week, only one 45-minute ride... the day before the race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

Pretty good T2, but I almost knocked my bike over racking it.
What would you do differently?:

Better job of racking my bike.
  • 23m 47s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

No complaints about my run. I'm an average runner on a good day, so I'm pleased when I can get under 24 min for a Sprint 5k. Started out a little slow and picked the pace up through the end. Passed a couple, got passed by a couple more. No fluids on this run.
What would you do differently?:

Again, pretty good run for me right now. I think I could have gone out just a little harder, though, and maybe picked up another 30-45 sec.
Post race
Warm down:

Bottle of water and sports drink, breakfast burrito, hang out and wait for results and awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Age, training limitations, genetics and natural ability. Other than that, not much.

Event comments:

This was a well organized and run race, again. Good value for the money (good giveaways). Nice venue, well supported, plenty of volunteers; it is an annual event for me.

Last updated: 2008-05-22 12:00 AM
00:14:01 | 656 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 28/62
Performance: Average
138 avg HR
Suit: DeSoto T1
Course: Counter-clockwise rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:36:17 | 13 miles | 21.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 7/62
Performance: Average
158 avg HR
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, rolling hills with a couple of long staight sections. 10-15 mph headwind out, tailwind back. Tough bike.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:47 | 03.1 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 26/62
Performance: Good
162 avg HR
Course: Fairly flat, though the park and then around a golf course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-07-07 10:58 AM

Timnath Colorado,
Subject: Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon

2008-07-07 1:10 PM
in reply to: #1511812

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Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon
Nice job out there.  Fun race.  Too bad I didn't get to meet ya.  I was there with another Btr from down south in Denver.
2008-07-09 7:37 AM
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Conifer, Colorado
Subject: RE: Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon
Congrats... Age and genetics do not limit your performance only your ultimate potential and very few of us will ever touch our potential

Great job and congrats on the AG hardware!
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