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Boulder, Colorado
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 46m 42s
Overall Rank = 3/235
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/23
Pre-race routine:

Stayed up in Boulder the night before. Usual breakfast and coffee. I planned on racing again in the afternoon, but I told myself one race at a time. Give this one everything I had and hope there would be a little left for the 5k in downtown Denver.
Event warmup:

A few pickups and maybe a 150 m in the Rez.
  • 15m 32s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

Just an ok swim. Thought I swam a lot faster than this though. There was a boat in the water pushing waves on the swimmers. Kinda sucked but just dealt with it and breathed the opposite side of the waves.
What would you do differently?:

Swim harder! I always swim at a comfortable pace. I think I need to step out of my comfort zone and swim like it's a race
Transition 1
  • 00m 59s

Long run up to transition. Everything went as planned.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 02m 41s
  • 26.09 miles
  • 24.97 mile/hr

I love this course. It's just a fast course with a enough hills to break up the drafters. Caught a guy on a Cervelo and he was sucking my wheel so I yelled at him. That's become my ritual. Broke the hour right at the 25 mile mark so I took the oppurtunity to get a gel and a sip of Infinit in before the run.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Not a whole lot to talk about. Got in and got out as quick as I could.
What would you do differently?:

Speed up!
  • 26m 15s
  • 4 miles
  • 06m 34s  min/mile

Got off the bike and just hammered what I could without popping. Picked off a couple of guys. Got passed by another that I caught just going into T2. He was in a previous wave so I already 10 minutes on him. Fast runner though.
What would you do differently?:

I'm happy with this cuz running isn't really my strong point, but it's getting there.
Post race
Warm down:

Went and soaked in the lake a little bit. I figured it was the best thing I could do as I was planning on racing again that afternoon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My swim was definitely mid-pack. So that's a weakness I need to work on.

Event comments:

I like this course. The race itself is just ok. It never seems very well organized. Meg and I went to Whole Foods for lunch and headed to Denver for race #2.

Last updated: 2008-09-03 12:00 AM
00:15:32 | 750 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 0/235
Performance: Average
Suit: DeSoto Speed
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:59
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
01:02:41 | 26.09 miles | 24.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/23
Overall: 1/235
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Slightly rolling on good smooth pavement
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:15 | 04 miles | 06m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 9/235
Performance: Good
Course: Almost all dirt in the Rez. No real hills.
Keeping cool Good 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] 3

2009-01-08 11:48 AM

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