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Broomfield, Colorado
United States
Redline Races, Inc.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 13m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 9/21
  • 10m 8s
  • 525 meters
  • 01m 54s / 100 meters

This is an area where I feel like I have definite room for improvement. I think I can get a 525 down around 8 min. with some coaching and adequate training.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, really. Train more, I guess. I was looking to be under 2 min. per 100M, so I'm satisfied with my swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

This one went much better than the last, even though I didn't do a whole lot of things differently. I suppose I was a bit less nonchalant this time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 34m 56s
  • 11.75 miles
  • 20.18 mile/hr

Great bike course.
What would you do differently?:

MORE HILL TRAINING. There was one long grinder that just kicked my ass on the second lap.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

This went well, and I didn't feel like I even had to think about it. The bike rack had collapsed, so they got rid of it and we just laid bikes on their sides--much quicker and easier.
What would you do differently?:

some kind of speed laces would, I suppose, knock a couple more seconds off this. I would definitely take a few extra seconds to put on socks for anything longer than a 5k run--got a couple of blisters this time.
  • 25m 17s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Felt very strong on the run, probably could have gone a bit harder, especially on the downhills.
What would you do differently?:

Again, more hill training. The hills kind of kicked my butt. With a modicum of hill work I feel like I could have got that run pace down under 8 min.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched a bit, ate some fruit and granola bars.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

aside from hills, not much. I felt hydrated, well fed, and strong. I'm pretty pleased with the effort for my 2nd race ever.

Event comments:

Only complaints were: 1)officials were supposed to wave a blue kickboard in the water to signal the last length--the officials in our lane didn't do that; 2)bike racks were very flimsy and ours fell over; 3)could have used one or two more drink stations--should have been one at the start of the run.

Last updated: 2009-07-21 12:00 AM
00:10:08 | 525 meters | 01m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: This was a four person per lane, loop pool swim. All four of us were about the same speed, so it went well.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:56 | 11.75 miles | 20.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Nice triangle, only two laps so there weren't many turns. There were a few hills, but I managed to stay on the big ring the whole time (barely).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:17 | 03.11 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: winding sidewalk through subdivision. Some hills, but pleasant and GREAT views of the front range.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-08-02 9:16 PM

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