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Table Mountain Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Arvada, Colorado
United States
Riptide Multisport, LLC
70F / 21C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 10m 14s
  • 525 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

I was just hoping for <2min per 100, and met this goal. I would like to get this down, though, to more like 1:40 per 100. Got passed by a fast woman but was able to draft her for 3 lengths.
What would you do differently?:

spend more time in the pool when training
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s

First transition in my first tri--didn't want to risk putting the shoes into the pedals. Just kind of slacked a bit, not realizing how fast those seconds add up!
What would you do differently?:

get on the bike and go. also would have arrived earlier to secure a spot closer to the enter/exit
  • 30m 44s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 24.40 mile/hr

I went hard on this and it paid off. Felt really good about my time, and the fact that it would have still been either #1 or #2 in the next two lower age groups. Still had plenty of gas for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. This ride felt really solid, good rhythm.
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

Another abysmal transition. Not sure what took so long. I think I'll try some of those no-tie laces to shave a few seconds, otherwise I'm kind of stumped.
What would you do differently?:

not sure.
  • 00m
  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile

This is where it all went awry. One minute I'm following a guy with a red shirt, after a few minutes I realize that I'm now following a guy with a white shirt. Crossed the finish line and realized that I don't run a 5k that fast, and I got off-course. Told the organizers to DQ me, as I must have missed a turn or something.
What would you do differently?:

Watch my split instead of focusing exclusively on pace (which was really good, btw--between 7:15 and 7:45). I suppose I should pay better attention to the course markers, but I do feel like the organizers could have done a better job of making it foolproof.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to spend more time in the pool.

Event comments:

This was my first event, so it's hard to rate it. Overall it was okay, with just a few complaints: 1)they ran out of L and XL t-shirts; 2)race meetings that were scheduled for the day before were held right at the start of each heat, which made things seem sort of improvised; 3)run course was not well marked. I shouldn't have to worry about route-finding while doing the run--it should be obvious.

Last updated: 2009-04-01 12:00 AM
00:10:14 | 525 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: two-piece tri suit
Course: snake-type in pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:16
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:30:44 | 12.5 miles | 24.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: fairly flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:21
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Course was VERY poorly marked.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-07-20 4:22 PM

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