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Golden, Colorado
United States
School of the Mines
33F / 1C
Total Time = 1h 01m 1s
Overall Rank = 6/67 M
Age Group = 30 and under
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

Got up in plenty of time, it was snowing outside, picked up Jill and we rocked down to Golden through the two Honey Nut Cheerios Milk and Cereal Bars and drank some of a Gatorade. Set up my junk, no rack so the bike was on the ground, chain was off thank goodness I noticed that...easy to get set up...Parking was miserable, so that sucked, registration was a disaster, didn't even know where to find my heat and lane until 2 minutes before I got in...still, pretty relaxed, though cold
Event warmup:

Just ran about 15 minutes around the Colorado School of Mines, felt stiff but I think the run loosened me up. No chance to get warmed up in the pool though...
  • 06m 40s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Once again, pretty poorly organized swim, but good for me after not swimming for about 2 months, felt good in the water, breathing was good, not much rubbing on lane divider, didn't hit the other swimmer, paced with him, that's probably why I did so much better...
What would you do differently?:

Train for swimming, duh
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Collided with spectators after the swim, so freaking cold out in the air, had to put on a jacket and shirt, wet wet wet, had to take off my shoe covers, that was a bad idea
What would you do differently?:

No idea, do warmer triathlons, have my shit better laid out and remember my towel
  • 27m 36s
  • 8 miles
  • 17.39 mile/hr

The hill really killed me, but that's not surprising given my weight still, should have been better, felt comfortable otherwise besides the cold, feet got pretty number..
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight,
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

Better transition, forgot my number though, had to go back, ready for the run, had to take off jacket and shirt, got out nicely though...
What would you do differently?:

Have things laid out better
  • 23m 48s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

This was by far my best, probably could have gone faster, but my feet and legs were cold jello off the bike, still, accelerated through the course, hills felt great, this wasn't surprising given my training on the dash n dine far my best segment...felt so strong in the quads
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just keep training baby...
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing, just chilled, took a shower and left

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight, temperature, confidence a bit, lack of training in the pool...

Event comments:

This was to date the worst organized triathlon I've ever done, granted I did pretty well in it, so I will have a bit of a good spot in my heart for it, still, the kids were writing their shit down on a legal pad! A legal Pad?! No computers, results not up for a week in entirety. Glad I'm moving back to Charlotte so I won't be tempted to do this race again!

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Last updated: 2011-04-20 12:00 AM
00:06:40 | 400 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 15/67 M
Performance: Average
Suit: Sugoi
Course: 8 laps out and back, share a lane with one swimmer
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:27:36 | 08 miles | 17.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/20
Overall: 18/67 M
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Ok, this was crazy, downhill out to a 13 loop crit track, pandemonium! Each lap had a nice pace-breaking hill that really took you down, I got used to it, but still, it sucked, then a big climb up to transition...
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:23:48 | 03.2 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 6/67 M
Performance: Good
Course: An out and back, downhill to uphill and return
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
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