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Parker, Colorado
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 06m 25s
Overall Rank = 15/406
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/32
Pre-race routine:

Ate a peach and had some coffee. Fixed a flat on my bike after noticing a small hiss coming from my rear tire as I loaded my bike onto the back of my truck.
Event warmup:

Swung my arms around in a windmill fashion for about a minute. I seriously didn't have time to warm up. I dread waiting around for my heat so I headed over to see if I could get in the fast lane. I was lucky enough to be grouped with just 1 other swimmer.
  • 07m 22s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I've avoided swimming this year to focus more on biking and running.
Transition 1
  • 02m 46s

Transition includes long run from pool to transition area. I felt like I got in and out of transition in good time. I didn't fumble with any of my gear.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to transition onto bike with shoes already clipped in.
  • 32m 1s
  • 11.23 miles
  • 21.05 mile/hr

I would have liked to break 30 minutes, but considering most of my riding has been on my MTB. I'm satisfied since I never got passed.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe do some time trialing to get used to riding red lined.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

The bike dismount should have had some carpeting or something. Very slick.
What would you do differently?:

Invest in some good tri bike shoes. The ones with a single strap, then practice removing feet from shoes while on the bike.
  • 23m 24s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 48s  min/mile

I felt like I was fighting to keep good form. I think this is due to poor core conditioning. My legs felt good and so did my lungs, just my core. I also got a cramp after drinking some cold water at the turn around. I never did get passed and was able to push through the pain and run my fastest mile at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Increase core strength. Drop 20 pounds. I raced at 188-189 I think I could be a lot faster if I was in the 170's
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't peak properly for this race

Event comments:

I'm very happy with getting first in my age group and feel like I'm starting to improve. Especially since this was not an A race for me.

Last updated: 2010-09-02 12:00 AM
00:07:22 | 500 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/32
Overall: 0/406
Performance: Average
Arms started to get a little tired at the half way point. I tried to focus on swimming smooth.
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:46
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:01 | 11.23 miles | 21.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/32
Overall: 19/406
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The course was a hilly out and back. While coming back on Peoria just before making the left on to Compark Blvd, I was stopped by one of the volunteers so he could allow a stopped car to go through on Peoria. Not sure why the car wasn't just told to wait. There was no one behind me. That was a first time that has happened to me in a race. Not sure how much time I lost, but it was frustrating at the time.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:24 | 03 miles | 07m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/32
Overall: 33/406
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Slight Uphill on the way out. The finish had a short steep climb.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-09-13 12:02 PM

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Parker, CO
Subject: Fall Frenzy

2010-09-13 12:48 PM
in reply to: #3095442

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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy
Congratulations on the AG win Joe!  That swim was really fast!  I agree on the weight loss...dropping some pounds you will make you faster on the run.
2010-09-13 4:06 PM
in reply to: #3095442

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Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy

Nice race.  Wish I would have known you yesterday, would have been fun to chat.  Very impressive time.  Wish I could use the fast lane...

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