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Summer Open Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 21m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29M
Age Group Rank = 23/33
Pre-race routine:

Rolled outta bed, showered, coffee, etc. It was a gorgeous morning drive out to Longmont. I love living in Colorado. :)

We got to the race site, unpacking, tried trouble shooting some of Robyn's wheel problems, dunno if we did or not. Met up with Matt and his friend Katie, and chatted for a bit.
Event warmup:

Got in the f^^king freezing cold water. I was dizzy just standing in it. Waited around for them to start calling the waves. I was in wave #1 with all the young bucks and elites....
  • 13m 18s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

Well, I've been swimming maybe a dozen times since RedMan back in September, so I wasn't expecting too much out of myself. I stood at the very back of the wave and let everyone else go, then started swimming. I guess I still had some swim in me, because I immediately passed a lot of people.

About 200 yards in, I found a set of feet, and drafted the entire rest of the way in. Once we got moving, the water actually didn't feel too bad.

At the swim exit though, standing up was a chore. Don't know if it was the altitude, or just not being used to swimming, but I stood up and felt like a drunkard trying to make his way to the cab after a night of $1 Pabst. Wobbling all over the place...
Transition 1
  • 02m 55s

I think I stopped for coffee and a bagel and chatted it up with the locals for a little while here.
What would you do differently?:

Move my ass?
  • 38m 15s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 19.45 mile/hr

Riding a roadie set-up was interesting. I was in a comfortable position, but not a powerful position. I rode as well as I could. The three lap course et-up was a little ridiculous, though. By my second lap it was a traffic jam. Pacelines, everywhere, etc...
What would you do differently?:

Hang onto my tri bike. :)
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

Well, being the stubborn ass that I am, I couldn't find the speedlaces I wanted, so I went with no speedlaces at all. That's right, I stood in T2 and hand tied my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Find some Xtenex laces!! Sheesh!
  • 25m 3s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

I had initially set out to run a sub 22, but as soon as I started the run, I knew that wasn't happening. My legs felt strong and quick, but my lungs had nothing there. So I just went out and plodded along. Felt alright the whole way through, had some side stitches, but ignored them.
What would you do differently?:

Bring an oxygen tank with me.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water, and waited for Matt to finish, who was right behind me. We chilled and chatted for a while, and we cheered in Robyn, who finished her first tri in a year and a half! (Congrats Robyn!). We were hanging out for a little bit, talking about the race, when we realized that Robyn beat me.

I got chicked. I will admit it. I have no excuses.

Looked for massive amounts of post-race beer, but found none. :(

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I left my oxygen tank at home.

Last updated: 2010-04-23 12:00 AM
00:13:18 | 820 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Q-Roo Hydropfull
Course: Square
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:55
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:15 | 12.4 miles | 19.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 3 lap course. WTF?
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 02:21
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:03 | 03.1 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on a semi-paved road with some of the most scenic views I have ever seen (and not just the pace pooty, either. ;) )
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
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-05-24 10:56 AM

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Subject: Summer Open Sprint Triathlon

2010-05-24 4:09 PM
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Straight outta Compton
Subject: RE: Summer Open Sprint Triathlon
Hahaha!  Oxygen tank?  Dude, you blew by me like the wind @ mile 2.  Nicely done for your first race @ altitude!
2010-05-25 11:25 AM
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Roswell, Georgia
Subject: RE: Summer Open Sprint Triathlon

I know what you mean about the oxygen. I hear you eventually get used to it? Hope so!

2010-05-25 4:42 PM
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Fort Collins, CO
Subject: RE: Summer Open Sprint Triathlon
Welcome to Colorado, it just makes racing at sea level that much more fun!
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