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5430 Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5430 Sports Corp.
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 23m 11s
Overall Rank = 129/1284
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 19/147
Pre-race routine:

MY SWIMMING SUCKS! ok, just had to get that out.

Day prior I biked the John Stenner Time Trial Championship Race so my legs were very sore when I woke up. What was I thinking???

Had a banana, some sport drink and a gel just prior to swim.
Event warmup:

Lifting my bike onto the rack was my warmup.
  • 15m 48s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Man I suck at swimming. Lessons to be taken soon. Navigation was good today despite my swim time. I kept running into people and found the water to be very crowded compared to the long course swim last year. (maybe that is because I was more off course last year too...)
What would you do differently?:

Going to get some help swimming.
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s

Was running out of transition and noticed I forgot my sunglasses. Had to turn back and run 40 feet to get them. My wetsuit must have hit them and knocked them out of my helmet when I was taking it off. Once past the mount line I had problems clipping in to my pedals for some reason.
What would you do differently?:

Remove wetsuit farther from bike so I wouldnt knock my stuff around.
  • 42m 54s
  • 17 miles
  • 23.78 mile/hr

Surprised I did so well on the bike. My legs were very sore still from the Time Trial the day prior.
What would you do differently?:

Not sign up for 2 races in the same weekend!
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Good T2 for me.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more so I dont feel like I forgot something when I leave
  • 21m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m  min/mile

Went out strong and decided to have a Power Gel just after mile 1. My mouth was dry and it was hard to swallow and got stuck in my throat. I usually dont have a problem eating it without water, but today it totally screwed my breathing up. I could hardly breath and swallow until I reached the aid station to get some water. I decided to walk the aid station and drank 3 glasses of water to wash it down. Rest of run felt better and stuck to drinking water.
What would you do differently?:

Lesson learned! Drink water with that stupid gel!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Beer, Nutella (my favorite), and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sore from bike race the day prior.

Event comments:

Ok race if it wasn't for the lines. Its too bad most will remember this race by the lines they had to wait in. The race was run well and this course is lots of fun.

Last updated: 2010-06-20 12:00 AM
00:15:48 | 880 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 78/147
Overall: 608/1284
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sleveless
Course: a 'U' with right hand turns
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:43
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:42:54 | 17 miles | 23.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/147
Overall: 39/1284
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:42 | 03.1 miles | 07m  min/mile
Age Group: 14/147
Overall: 134/1284
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-20 10:34 PM

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Firestone, CO
Subject: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

2010-06-22 2:45 PM
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Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
hey, your swim time is not so bad!!
2010-06-23 7:57 AM
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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
yea, gels without water not a good idea on a hot day.  Solid race for you.  Nice job!
2010-06-25 9:46 AM
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Highlands Ranch
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
Great race, your swim time is better than you give yourself credit for
2010-06-25 1:52 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
I wish I could have swim times that fast! Tongue out
2010-06-26 11:01 PM
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Denver, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
Kath2163 - 2010-06-25 12:52 PM I wish I could have swim times that fast! Tongue out

Me, too!!!

Seriously, I had a HORRIBLE swim...20:04. So feel much, much better about yours!

2010-06-26 11:14 PM
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Thornton, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
Your transitions were also pretty good.  Looking at the results, even the fastest guys in your age group (and most age groups) had T1+T2 times that totaled above 2 minutes.  The layout of that transition area means everyone had to run inside the transition area to all 4 corners of the area.  Looking at the T2 times for myself I was thinking "wow, that's nearly double the time I normally take" but when I total T1+T2 I'm on par with most of the faster guys still.

Your swim was decent, I wouldn't say it "sucks", but based on your rankings in your AG for your bike and run, I'd agree that you can work on the swim probably shave 3-4 minutes off there.  But I wouldn't say it sucked.

Overall you had a great race, congrats. 
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