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Boulder, Colorado
United States
Your Cause Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 49m 20s
Overall Rank = 56/59
Age Group = 3034
Age Group Rank = 15/17
Event warmup:

Swam to get used to the cold water, walked, stretched.
  • 43m
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

I have never swam this far in one shot before. I was impressed with how relaxed I was. I felt very happy the whole swim.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! Learn to swim faster of course.
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

How does one put on the helmet and take off a wetsuit at the same time? I need extra limbs.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was taking my time and getting my equilibrium after my longest ever swim.
  • 1h 32m 10s
  • 23 miles
  • 14.97 mile/hr

I was recovering from the flu and could NOT get my legs to move faster. I felt incredibly sluggish. I made very few passes and this is by far my slowest race pace ever. This segment felt frustrating and I became extremely fatigued and bored.
What would you do differently?:

Not get the flu?
Transition 2
  • 02m 16s

I was happy the bike segment was over at last and was hitting a wall.
  • 1h 28m 49s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 14m 20s  min/mile

This was my worst run EVER. I was at the "wall" before I began. The flu took it out of me big time. I felt overheated the entire time and had to walk several times because I felt dangerously hot. My pace is so slow--it is a good 5 minutes slower than my half marathon pace!
What would you do differently?:

Allow more recovery time after illness
Post race
Warm down:

I felt awful...near heat stroke, sick to my stomach, and fatigued. I will not undertake a triathlon so soon after a flu ever again!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had been sick with the flu for a week and had only recovered two days earlier. I lost 5 lbs. from vomiting and was incredibly weak.

Event comments:

I love "Your Cause Sports." They are very friendly and not at all harsh and strict like the Aflac folks.

Last updated: 2010-07-12 12:00 AM
00:43:00 | 1640 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/59
Performance: Good
Suit: orca sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Two laps around the Boulder Res. course. Clockwise rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:32:10 | 23 miles | 14.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/59
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: Rolling hills along pretty busy highways and quieter side roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:28:49 | 06.2 miles | 14m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/59
Performance: Bad
Course: Boring out-and-back along the reservoir dam--no shade and HOT weather. Miserable!
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %5%
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
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] 5

2010-09-30 7:05 PM


Subject: Boulder Sunset

2010-10-03 1:35 PM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Boulder Sunset
Great effort on a difficult day for you!  I was right there walking with you, which was humbling for me (stomach issues).  85 degrees at swim start and close to 90 by the run = death march. 
2010-10-07 9:19 PM
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This tri was an exercise in torture and mental endurance for me. I am glad to hear I was not imagining the crippling heat!
2010-10-07 11:49 PM
in reply to: #3127104

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Centennial CO
Subject: RE: Boulder Sunset
If only there had been a tree anywhere.  I felt the torture also.  I about jumped back in the res. at the turn around point on the run.  That water started to look really good.
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