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Boulder Peak Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 53m 37s
Overall Rank = 609/1294
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 95/151
Pre-race routine:

Lots of time before wave start. Set up transition. Waited till they kicked us out. Went to warm up swimming. I was by myself.Listened to tunes before transition closed.
Event warmup:

Made serious effort ot warm up for swim. Swam for 15 minutes... off on laps around the swim area. Helped I think. Was much better than last race.
  • 26m
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

I think I did great on the swim although did not make up much time from the sprint which I thought I did bad. Water was calm... plenty of room, no drafting. I sighted well. I swam a very tight course bouy to bouy. I really don't think I could have done much better. Perhaps I could push a little more, but I don't see big time savings anywhere. I was very happy with my warm up and swim.
What would you do differently?:

Honestly not much. I hope to do as well in my HIM.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

I messed my Garmin auto multi sport up and spent too much time thinking about that on my way to transition. My stuff was laid out well and I thought I did good getting changed in an orderly fashion. I didn't dork with feet and much and just put my socks on. However, my suit would not come off again. My arms were stuck. My arms have never got stuck before. Then I tried to step and yank my feet out, but no go. So had to get them off my ankles again. The suit really slowed me down again.
What would you do differently?:

I have to get my suit off quicker. The rest I thought I did better than last race which I was hoping for. Need to get Garmin right next time.
  • 1h 24m
  • 26.1 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

I think I went a bit too hard. I think Lee Hill factored into my stomach not digesting and giving problems on run. I felt good, but I might have hit it too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Not left so much on Lee Hill, but I won't have to worry about that next race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 42s

I was surprised I was not faster. I think it went well. I took another potty break like last race but did not loose much time. Drank some water which turned out to be bad.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink water. Get running and see how I feel before I start filling again.
  • 56m 51s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile

It hurt! Started off with stomach pain... cramps/bloated. Ate less on the bike cause I was not feeling it. I drank well on the bike but then maybe too much at the end. Finally took some water. Felt I needed a gel before turn around. Only had 2/3 of it. Got some water at turn around. Used water to stay cool. Tried to push as hard as I could, but I did not have much in the tank. A little disappointed I could not do 9 min miles. Had no kick at end. Gave all I had.
What would you do differently?:

I need to dial it back a bit on the bike to help my run. Keep on my pace, keep cool, and for the HIM take in water and fuel.
Post race
Warm down:

Laid on grass and stretched trying to cool down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Well my goal was 3 hours and I beat that, so I am very pleased with my time. However it took a lot to get it and there is no way I can do that pace for the HIM coming up. Pace the bike. Stick to nutrition plan. Don't eat a bunch of different stuff. Use the Gatorade on the course.

Event comments:

Over all I was very happy being under 3 hours. My swim was great. Still need to work on transition. Bike was good for bike, but I think it hurt my run. Run was hard and I wanted to do better.First Oly is in the books. HIM next. Overall I thought it was a great distance to race. I would like to do more Olys.

Last updated: 2011-07-15 12:00 AM
00:26:00 | 1500 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/151
Overall: 250/1294
Performance: Good
Suit: 2X2 Velocity
Course: Rectangle... out over back. Start swam right into the Sun. It was Brutal. Could only see next bouy
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:24:00 | 26.1 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/151
Overall: 627/1294
Performance: Average
Avg HR 174 that's close to LT for me Max HR 192 for 10 minutes on Lee Hill Min 149
Wind: None
Course: Lee Hill was a real killer. Said I would not walk but I paid for it. HR pegged for 10 minutes. Kurts bike only has 39x23. It hurt. The rest was fast and easy. Some rollers here and there.Very nice.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:42
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:56:51 | 06.21 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/151
Overall: 795/1294
Performance: Below average
Min HR 161 Avg HR 180 Max HR 192
Course: Out and back flat and exposed. It was a nice day though and overcast really helped keep the temps down.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2011-07-16 12:08 AM

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