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Broomfield, CO
United States
City of Broomfield
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 16m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 am after about 6 hours of sleep. Ate bowl of cereal and banana. Drank 30 oz H2O on way to Tri. Drove 45 minutes to get there.
Event warmup:

Ran 1/2 mile, stretched. Did not do a swim warm up as it was such a short swim and I would have had to stand around wet for over 1/2 hour. Set up transition area on the end of a rack.
  • 04m 55s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

I had a hard time finding my groove. The guy behind really pushed me to get moving and I had to pass another swimmer in the middle of the lane. I felt like I was sprinting, but with an inefficient stroke.
What would you do differently?:

Relax and try to get into my rythm. I felt like I was sprinting the entire time, but my time was actually slower than my training times. Maybe warm up ahead of time.
Transition 1
  • 04m

I didn't rush this transition as it was my first one. I took the time to drink some water and rinse off my feet. I also had to put on an extra layer of a light jacket as it was cool and windy.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I got the hang of it. Could have rushed a bit more.
  • 47m 45s
  • 11 miles
  • 13.82 mile/hr

The bike was GREAT! I love my new roadbike. It took me about 7 miles to really get into my groove, but then I felt like I could go forever. I did drop my chain at mile 6, due to some poor shifting and some adjustments needed on my bike. It took about 30 seconds to put back on.

What would you do differently?:

Not drop my chain, otherwise, I would gear harder on the hills the first loop around. I really gained speed that way and then just flew on the downhills.
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

As this tri had people heated for 2 straight hours, somebody snaked in after I left on my bike and STOLE my bike rack spot! I just had to shove mine in this tiny space.

I also took the time to eat some Carb-BOOM and drink some Gatorade while stretching calves before heading for the run.
  • 17m 55s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

The run was very flat, but I also did my best run time ever! I have NEVER broke a 9.5 min/mile and I did this time! I was tired, but kept pushing myself. There was a girl behind me that I jut didn't want to catch me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around with my kids and family. Ate a bagel and orange. Drank a gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Infamiliarity with Triathlons. Now that I am familiar with how things work, I can focus on speed!

Event comments:

The volunteers were awesome! Very encouraging and helpful. GREAT at watching traffic. At times, they were the only one's cheering for us and it helped!

Last updated: 2005-06-12 12:00 AM
00:04:55 | 300 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: tri shorts and speedo bra with sports bra
Course: Indoor pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:47:45 | 11 miles | 13.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: A great beginner course, on open roads, but with AWESOME traffice control! They had volunteers or police at every intersection. I never felt like I had to hesitate to go or was unsafe. The course began with a long (1.5 mile)slow, uphill. The rest after that was flat or downhill. We did the loop twice.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:17:55 | 02 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course on park bike/run paths, short stint through a neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-06-12 5:52 PM

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Littleton, CO
Subject: MiniHaHa -1st Tri

2005-06-12 5:57 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: MiniHaHa -1st Tri
Great job in your first race...sorry about the mechanical problems on the bike.  Glad you are so stoked...take care and train hard -SMO
2005-06-12 6:06 PM
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The Road Back
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Good race, now you're no longer a tri-virgin. Glad the new bike worked out for you!

2005-06-12 6:09 PM
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Nice work in your race this morning! I was thinking about you guys as I woke up and it was pouring in Denver. Hoped it had already cleared up by the race area.  Forget 9.5 min/miles - you were sub-9 min/miles on the run!! Great job!

2005-06-12 6:19 PM
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Keller, Texas
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Congrats. The feeling of accomplishment never goes away. Are you hooked???
2005-06-12 6:39 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
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YAY!  congrats!  You did great!

2005-06-14 7:36 PM
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Good job on the race and the weather wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be, or at least it didn't rain until after you were done. It was nice meeting you before the race along with your friend.

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