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Boulder, CO
United States
55F / 13C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 11m 32s
Overall Rank = 9/16
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early, ate breakfast. Went to Boulder Res. Still dark when I arrived! Set up transition area, went to water to warm up
Event warmup:

Swam for a few minutes. The water was warmer than the air temp!
Swim
  • 23m 37s
  • 750 meters
  • 03m 09s / 100 meters
Comments:

I am WAY too slow at swimming!
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster!
Transition 1
  • 05m 27s
Comments:

Long run to the transition area. Felt a bit shaky. Had a Clif Shot and slowly got myself together
What would you do differently?:

Undo the velcro on my bike shoes before T1!
Bike
  • 1h 07m 46s
  • 17 miles
  • 15.05 mile/hr
Comments:

Got a strong headwind coming up rt 119, which is also an incline over a few miles.

No wind on the swim, but it started on the bike, and got really bad on the run
What would you do differently?:

Pray for no wind on my next race day
Transition 2
  • 02m 17s
Comments:

Another Clif Shot.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 32m 28s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile
Comments:

OMG! Now, the wind picks up to a sustained 30 mph with gusts higher than that. The way out was a crosswind, the way back was an angled headwind. My body was getting pushed (literally!) by the wind. Had a hard time maintaining my pace with the strong wind.
What would you do differently?:

Again, pray for no wind.
Post race
Warm down:

A hug from my daughter, a walk to get food, and relax

What limited your ability to perform faster:

WIND!

Event comments:

I liked the course and had a great time. Would have been wonderful without the wind!




Last updated: 2004-04-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:23:37 | 750 meters | 03m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/16
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra full
Course: Out and then left around 4 buoys - rectangle shape
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 05:27
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:07:46 | 17 miles | 15.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/16
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: 17 mile loop out of the Res onto backroads of Boulder. Nice course. Some hills and a darn headwind for the last part.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:32:28 | 03.1 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/16
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back along the reservoir
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2004-04-01 12:00 AM

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2004-09-05 7:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
YOU ROCK! I got there too late to see any of the action today, but those winds were horrible! You did awesome for a mommy/student/employee/triathlete! Nobody can take that away from you.

I'll pray for perfect weather for the Diva's tri, but then I'm praying for snow!! ;-)
2004-09-05 8:26 PM
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Good job making due in spite of the winds. Keep up the good work.

2004-09-06 9:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! The winds can really be awful in that area, bummer for that, but what a pretty setting for a race. What was up with the longer bike ride? Did it feel any worse when you got off the bike to run?
Enjoy and relax today!
2004-09-06 12:05 PM
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man, I was thinking about you guys out there in the winds!!! Course all I was doing was walking around the park at the Taste of Colorado!

Way to go!
2004-09-06 1:53 PM
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lilblue - 2004-09-06 7:51 AM CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! The winds can really be awful in that area, bummer for that, but what a pretty setting for a race. What was up with the longer bike ride? Did it feel any worse when you got off the bike to run? Enjoy and relax today!

The longer bike ride was b/c it was Labor day weekend and they feared extra traffic on the road to the res.  so, we did a long loop instead!  Nice ride, but a few tough hills.  And yes, my legs were pretty well spent - at least at first.  Once I got a rhythm for the run, I felt good!  Well, except for the wind! lol



2004-09-06 9:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3

WELL DONE!!!!!

I just got back and this was the first thing that I read!!  If you can handle those winds, you can do anything!!

2004-09-06 10:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
Way to go Cathy,

Sorry I didn't get to meet up with you. I didn't have web access so I didn't get your PM until today. You had a great race! Man that wind blew! I hope you had a great time. Hopefully someday I can meet up with all of the East Slope BTers.


Jason
2004-09-06 11:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
sounds like quite a challenge!  Great job!
2004-09-09 11:28 AM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
Congrats on doing so well - it was SERIOUSLY windy that day!!!

Did you like the Race the Rockies event? I'm thinking of doing the series next summer if I hear good things from people who have done the races this year.
2004-09-13 8:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Series #3
WAY TO GO CATHY!  Sounds like the wind was really difficult...just think of how strong that will make you for your next race though


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