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Boulder Peak Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5430 Sports Corp.
83F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 30m 3s
Overall Rank = 178/1412
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 37/212
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal and banana for breakfast and arrived at the reservoir at 5 am.
Event warmup:

Easy swim for about 10 min
  • 31m 33s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Swimming is my weakness. This race I was trying to get out of the water in 30 minutes. Started in the middle at the back of the pack because I know most other guys will swim faster than me. When I looked at my watch as I exited the water it said 30:38 so I was close to my goal time. I felt good on the swim and for once didn't push myself and just swam a normal pace. Tried to draft, but I feel like I am putting more effort into finding a person than if I were to just swim. Overall a good swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

Would be happy if I swim like this for the 70.3
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

I put my shoes on prior to getting on the bike. I just feel I am faster this way. This T1 time is about my average. I did have trouble getting my wetsuit off my left heal.
  • 1h 11m 16s
  • 26.1 miles
  • 21.97 mile/hr

I was disappointed in my bike. This is usually my strong event, but for some reason the legs were not in it today. They were sore before I turned onto Jay Road and never loosened up. I did good up the hill, however was hoping for over 23mph average for the entire bike. Maybe my legs were still sore from riding up Mt. Evans a few days prior. Oh well...
What would you do differently?:

Rest the legs more prior to the race
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

T2 was a disaster. On the final turn into T2 I took my foot off my shoe and it turned down as was hitting the ground. I couldn't stand on that pedal to dismount unless my foot was on top of the shoe or it would scrape the ground. I had to slow early to flip the shoe over. Once I got to my spot on the rack another biker had put his bike in my spot on the opposite side. He changed his bike so his handlebars were over the holding bar and it took up a lot of space. I was able to place my bike at an angle next to his so I wouldn't take over any other persons spot.
This threw my concentration off and I couldn't remember what I needed to do. I felt like I was forgetting something, but I was just out of sink.
What would you do differently?:

Throw the other guys bike on the ground. Just kidding, I guess not everything can go perfectly smooth.
  • 44m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

Start of run is always hard. Started following this girl that was holding a 7:30 pace and was fine with that. She started slowing at 2 miles so I passed her and kept up the 7:30 pace until 4 miles. Was feeling good so I picked up the pace and was able to hold about 7:00/miles for the rest of the run. Had a very strong finish and that just tells me I had too much gas in the tank...
What would you do differently?:

Probably should have held 7:00 min/miles for entire run. Was getting hot and have never run just a 10K before. I have raced longer and shorter, but didn't know how well I would do at 10K.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer and pizza!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

If I knew there was Pizza at the finish I would have been faster.

Event comments:

Very well organized compared to the sprint. Swim course was not the way they planned in the pre race brochure. I think it was left hand turns and a rectangle. I feel sorry for the first wave because they were still adjusting the booies. And what was up with the wacky swim course? There was not really a turn at the first yellow marker. Then almost a 180 degree turn at the next yellow marker.

Last updated: 2010-06-27 12:00 AM
00:31:33 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/212
Overall: 651/1412
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleveless
Course: a screwed up rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:11:16 | 26.1 miles | 21.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/212
Overall: 100/1412
Performance: Bad
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:33 | 06.21 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/212
Overall: 166/1412
Performance: Average
Splits: 7:15 / 7:26 / 7:29 / 7:10 / 7:17 / 6:56 / 6:24 (.2)
Course: Dirt road/trail
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-12 4:05 PM

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Firestone, CO
Subject: Boulder Peak Triathlon

2010-07-12 4:46 PM
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Thornton, CO
Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
I'm glad I'm not the only one who found the swim course to be screwed up.  I made a 45 degree turn at the first yellow buoy (like the announcer had said it was), looked up and spotted a red buoy straight in front and swam towards it.  Got most of the way there and noticed everyone swimming a different direction... all because those yellow buoys that were supposed to mark the corners to turn were all screwed up.  I wish I had my garmin in my swim cap so I could see exactly what I swam.

Good job out there.  23mph on that course is a hard average to catch because of that climb. 
2010-07-13 7:46 AM
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Highlands Ranch
Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
Great race, nice report.  I hear you about the swim drafting, still thats a good time getting out of the water!
2010-07-14 10:00 AM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
Great Race!
2010-07-14 9:13 PM
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Fort Myers, Florida
Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
nice job!  Wish I had your bike split, well and your run split for that matter but nice race!  22mph is a nice fast pace for that course. 
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