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Loveland Lake to Lake - TriathlonOlympic


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Loveland, CO
United States
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 44m 33s
Overall Rank = 433/518
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 44/49
Pre-race routine:

For some unknown reason I woke up at 2:15. This race was on my list, but I've had some knee issues and just decided to do this race yesterday!

Drove up to Loveland and arrived at 5:15. It rained on the way up. Surprised the heck out of me. It (almost) never rains here in the morning.


Event warmup:

Had a Clif Shot and got in the water for a short swim. I was in the LAST wave, so I had plenty of time.

Swim
  • 43m 57s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 56s / 100 meters
Comments:

I didn't get into a groove until I had done about 400 meters. Then I felt like I could just swim and swim. I'm not overly thrilled with my time. I have really improved with my swimming, but I'm still not where I want to be. I was in the last wave, but actually caught some people from the wave ahead of me.

The time includes a .25 mile run/walk back to the transition area (longest run I've ever seen!)
What would you do differently?:

Practice more in open water. Get faster.
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s
Comments:

Holy freakin cow, that was one LONG run back the actual transition area! And of course all uphill.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions to make them faster
Bike
  • 1h 51m 4s
  • 29.5 miles
  • 15.94 mile/hr
Comments:

DAMN. This was one H-I-L-L-Y course! Started out with a bunch of rollers. Then there was the BIG climb....took forever, but I passed a bunch of people on the hills. At times I was reduced to 6.5 miles an hour going up these 2 GIANT hills! It was crazy. PLUS I still have my double with the 12-23 on the rear....I got a compact crank, but need to put it on! I was SO wishing for extra gears going up. You know it's a big hill when you hit 40 mph and maintain that for 1-2 mins on the backside of the hill!

I was hoping for an average of 17 mph or greater, but with all that climbing, no way.

On the way back, I hit a headwind once we got to the open area, out of the foothills. There was no wind through the foothills

There were a LOT of turns on the bike course. The volunteers were everywhere and it was awesome!
What would you do differently?:

More hill work. Start climbing in the (big) foothills and mountains. Get the freakin compact crank put on!
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s
Comments:

T2 was good. Had a gel, and off running
Run
  • 1h 03m 53s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 18s  min/mile
Comments:

OK, so here's where I noticed the knee. It bothered me, but was tolerable. I walked a bit to keep it under control. It was freakin hot!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster and have no injury?
Post race
Warm down:

joeinco, and my husband and daughter, and my PT and his wife all cheered me on into the finish. Had some water and a popsicle. Cheered on kimj81 for her finish. Walked a heck of a long way to get the food (which was an awesome spread!).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm just not fast. Plus the knee injury

Event comments:

Awesome, well organized race with good food! :) I'm all about the food. The bike course was VERY tough for me, but I'll start working on that and soon!




Last updated: 2005-06-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:43:57 | 1500 meters | 02m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 459/518
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex full
Course: Modified triangle. One mile loop.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:51:04 | 29.5 miles | 15.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 419/518
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Backroads of Loveland and up to Fort Collins. Weird surface at times.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:03:53 | 06.2 miles | 10m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 407/518
Performance: Below average
Course: Big loop and winding in and out of neighborhood streets. Some of the people had hoses out and sprayed us (which was cool). At the end, you go right by the finish and have to make a giant loop....so frustrating to see the end, but you can't get there!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2005-06-25 7:27 PM

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2005-06-25 7:56 PM
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Good job, i really wanna come race in the mountains but I know they would crush my fast bike. Great job on the run and I hope the knee bounces back strong.

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2005-06-25 8:05 PM
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WOO HOO!!!! YOU DID IT, GIRLFRIEND!!

You showed that knee who's boss...yeah!!  Hope you feel great!

Don't worry about speed...save that for the A races!

2005-06-25 8:18 PM
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Cathy, you just freakin' ROCK!  I'm surprised that you even noticed me dragging fanny up that last hill on the run while you were biking.  It was a hoot to bring you in to the finish line - how many times have you done that for the rest of us?

Great job!!

2005-06-25 8:19 PM
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WTG Cathy!!!!  Fantastic job!

Congratulations

2005-06-25 8:39 PM
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I'm SOOOOO glad you got to race!!  Great job - hills and wind are a tough combo!  Hope your knee is still good tomorrow.  Now your PT can really appreciate why you need help

How come I miss the race with the great food? (OK, greenland sucked, but SPlatte was GREAT - I shouldn't complain!)



2005-06-25 9:17 PM
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Go Cathy Go!

What is this crap about you being slow.  You are freakin awesome.  I can't believe you did so awesome with you not being able to train hard lately with your knee. 

Cathy you ARE a SuperStar.  You are an awesome wife/mom/nurse/friend...you do it all and you make it look easy!  You ROCK!

HOSS!

2005-06-25 9:17 PM
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Great Job! Glad you got to race   All about the food huh?

2005-06-25 9:19 PM
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Nice race Cathy...good to see you made it through without a lot of knee pain! Things are lookin' up!
2005-06-25 10:38 PM
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Great race Cathy! I was glad to see that you were able to do it. But 2:15?! You and Joe both - sleep, people, sleep! Slow, schmow - you were kickin it!
2005-06-25 11:34 PM
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Great Job!   It is so cool that you got out there and raced!  Atta girl!

Nice finish on a hard Olympic distance race!



2005-06-26 2:51 AM
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Great JOB!! I am also all about the post race food!! I am glad that it was good at this race
2005-06-26 8:39 AM
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Congradulations on a Great race, Cathy!  Its good to hear the knee didn't give you any major problems.

Have a good restful, recouperative (is that a word) Sunday - 'cause you have swimming and hill work to start on Monday! ;-)

2005-06-26 9:40 AM
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Good job..hope you had a good time too -SMO
2005-06-26 11:20 AM
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2005-06-26 11:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Loveland Lake to Lake
Great race, Cathy. I agree with you that the course was HILLY. I wasn't expecting that. I think I was in my aerobars maybe 1/2 the time. The rest of the time was spent with my hands on the top of the bars in a climbing position! I'm so glad your knee didn't force you to withdraw. I thought about you the whole race and hoped it was ok.


2005-06-26 10:47 PM
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Nice race Cathy!!!! I was so glad to log on after a few days away and see that you were able to do this race!  And what's this about slow??? Your times look great to me!  That's a hilly bike course!

Way to go on your first oly

2005-06-27 5:50 AM
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nice freakin job, and you don't go small do ya?  no sprint for you, bring on the oly!
2005-06-27 8:04 AM
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That's what I'm talking about, RACER.  Nice job Cathy - the awesome result speaks volume for the hard work, incredible motivation, and perseverence through the kneee issue.  Congrats again!!!   
2005-06-27 8:08 AM
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Nice race.  That's pretty good bike time in the hills with only a 12x23.  I bet when you get the compact crank and a 12x27 on you'll ride the hills even better.

TJ

2005-06-27 9:33 AM
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Way to go Cathy!  I'm glad you got to race and am impressed with your ability to get through a tough course despite your knee.  Again, great job!


2005-06-27 11:19 AM
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Awesome job Rockstar! Glad to see that you were able to finish so well with a bum knee.

-Frank
2005-06-27 12:31 PM
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Well done Cathy!!!

I'm so happy for you that your knee cooperated. 
2005-06-27 1:07 PM
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What kind of crazy, insane athlete wakes up one day and decides on a whim to do an Oly the next?  I can see you're one of those types that can just roll with the punches, as they say, "ain't no mountain high enough".

In addition to being an incredible athlete, you're very courageous as well!

2005-06-27 3:14 PM
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You are incredible Cathy!!   The bike course sounds tough, I hate hills!!
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