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Denver, Colorado
United States
Total Time = 1h 35m 44s
Overall Rank = 523/1738
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 119/292
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:30. Ate my oatmeal, filled my bottles loaded up the car, and got on the way! Got 2 minutes from the house, and realized we forgot the balloons and camera. Quick return trip, and we were off. Ate a luna bar on the way. Got to the race site at 5:45. Found the rack for my wave...about .24 miles from the swim entry/exit and bike start/finish. Set up my transition area, walked to the starts/finishes, ate another luna visited with my husband and friend. Tried to find other BTers, but missed everyone.
Event warmup:

Quick dunk in the water and short swim.
  • 17m 21s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

When I turned after the second bouy, one of the kayakers must have been between me and the third bouy, because I couldn't find the third bouy. Looked for a bit, then decided to follow the other swimmers, figuring the kayakers and swim angels wouldn't let me get too far off course. Eventually found the third bouy, and got moving again. Got a bit off course after I rounded the third bouy, and one of the kayakers had to redirect me.
What would you do differently?:

Improve my sighting!!!!
Transition 1
  • 05m 17s

Ran the near quarter mile to my transition area. Changed pretty quickly. Trotted with my bike the near quarter mile to the bike start...we weren't supposed to run with the bikes. The start/finish was on a path, and the mounting area was pretty congested.
What would you do differently?:

Be older so my rack is closer to the start/finish areas!!
  • 38m 1s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.57 km/hr

Bike felt pretty good! There was one relatively steep, short hill, that worked me a bit. Bike finish was on a bike path that got pretty crowded. Ended up having to dismount a good distance from the designated dismount area because others had stopped well short to dismount.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on hills a bit more
Transition 2
  • 03m 37s

Trotted the near quarter mile to my transition area. Someone had racked her bike right over my stuff, so I had to move her bike in order to rack mine. Otherwise, everything went smoothly!
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 3s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 13s  min/km

It got a bit hot on the run, but I felt much better than I did in my previous race! Calves tightened a bit at the beginning, but loosened up pretty quickly. Picked up my pace during the last 1/3 of a mile, put in a good effort in the finish shoot, and thought I was going to get sick as I crossed the finish line. It was great!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, talked with hubby and friends, ate some grub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sighting issues.

Event comments:

Well organized race. A lot less crowded than the Danskin, and overall a lot more supportive atmosphere. A great race!

Oh, and I took 10 MINUTES off my time from the Danskin!!!!!!!

Last updated: 2005-01-25 12:00 AM
00:17:21 | 750 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 444/1738
Performance: Below average
Suit: Oniell sleeveless
Course: A sort of upside-down triangle with four bouys, turning left after the second and third bouys.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:01 | 20 kms | 31.57 km/hr
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 363/1738
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A Y-shaped out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:37
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:03 | 05 kms | 06m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 0/292
Overall: 653/1738
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. First 3/4 of a mile was uphill, then across the dam road and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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

2005-08-07 10:01 PM

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Littleton, Colorado
Subject: Tri for the Cure

2005-08-07 10:13 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

You have such a good attitude!  Great job!  Get older, I like that so you can be closer, I heard others saying that today.  Sorry I missed you but that is a great finish time, you should be proud!

How did the run feel?

2005-08-08 7:48 AM
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Extreme Veteran
Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure
Congrats!! And thanks for the great race report. I was a volunteer at the race start - and I must say - everyone looked so awesome!! When's your next tri??

2005-08-08 9:24 AM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

Great race Shannon!  Nice improvement too!  Any more races this year?

2005-08-08 9:25 AM
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Littleton, Colorado
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

The run felt SO MUCH better than at the Danskin! A completely different experience. My legs really didn't want to get going at first, and having that hill, however slight, right off the bat really hurt. My calves were tight until just before I turned onto the dam. But after that they loosened up, and life was good!

Carrie, Thank you for volunteering at this event. The volunteer crew was fantastic! The support was amazing!

My next race is in 3 weeks, it's the Steamboat Springs Tri. I have a lot of training to do between now and then to get ready for the longer distances, but I am looking forward to it!
2005-08-08 10:02 AM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

Dang - look at tha bike time!!!  38 minutes for 12 mi is great - looks like you were really cruising!!  Nice job

Yeah - when I was swim angeling I had to direct a few girls toward that 3rd buoy because all the boats kept drifting in front of it.  We just kept telling everyone to swim toward the boats!

Sorry I didn't get to see you yesterday - I actually saw you in the crowd when Stacie and I were talking to Mark and his wife, but by the time we were done you had disappeared!

2005-08-08 12:53 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Denver, CO
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

Congratulations on a great race. Sorry I missed you yesterday. I thought the swim bouys were way too small, and I heard a lot of women saying that they couldn't find them. The boats and kayaks did get in the way a bit.

So, now that you're a seasoned pro, you can start planning for next year!

2005-08-08 3:59 PM
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Roseville, California
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure

Great job, Shannon!


2005-08-09 12:40 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Lafayette, CO
Subject: RE: Tri for the Cure
Great race, no wonder I never saw you-you were way ahead of me!!! Next we will meet up with the rest of the BT'ers. I agree about the transition area...I was all the way in the back, because I was wave 23. No wonder my transitions for 7 minutes long!!
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