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Windsor, Colorado
United States
Pelican Fest
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 02m 15s
Overall Rank = 19/250
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15 and made an apple, carrot, and strawberry juice. Had some coffee and drove up to Windsor from Parker
Event warmup:

Swam a few out and back laps. It was fairly cold and I was wishing i had my neoprene cap. I did wear socks or the warm up swim and that worked well.
  • 12m 30s
  • 800 meters
  • 01m 34s / 100 meters

My coach was also racing in my wave so I lined up behind him and tried to hang on. Managed to stay with him for the first 400m but them I had to back off a bit and settle into my own pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, maybe wear my neoprene cap
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

Everything went well except taking off the suit. It got stuck on my timing chip and probably cost me 20 seconds. Other than that, this was the first race I mounted my bike while my shoes were per clipped in.
What would you do differently?:

More body glide
  • 25m 20s
  • 10 miles
  • 23.68 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

The finish came up so quick I didn't have time to remove both feet from my bike shoes. It was pretty comical that I came skidding into transition then dismounting my bike with one barefoot and one bike shoe still on .
What would you do differently?:

Pay attention
  • 21m 20s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

This just hurt. My right side hurt and I was wheezing and almost hyperventilating. My legs however felt great, it was as if they were on autopilot and knew what to do. I think it was all those early 5:30 am Wednesday interval sessions. All I had to do was just suffer through the pain and I would break my 7:00/mile goal.
What would you do differently?:

My legs felt like they could have gone faster but every time I tried to push it I got a bit dizzy. I think that means I pushed to my limit and just need to keep training.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode for about 20 minutes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was. Not an A race for me so I had no expectations. However I am extremely pleased.

Event comments:

The only thing that kinda bothered me was the fact that I wasn't passed by anybody in my age group. I spoke with the guy that took first in my division and found out that he raced elite so he was in an earlier wave. He even thought I had won my age group. Not sure I could have stayed with him on the run since He ran 47 sec/mile faster than me, but in only seems right that I should have at least been given the opportunity to compete in the same wave. If an event is going to have an elite division, shouldn't they keep the awards separate? Anyway, I gave it everything I had

Last updated: 2012-04-26 12:00 AM
00:12:30 | 800 meters | 01m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 13/250
Performance: Good
My best swim to date. Sighted well and
Suit: Full
Course: Point to point
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:25:20 | 10 miles | 23.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 18/250
Performance: Good
Avg power was 249 watts
Wind: Little
Course: Clockwise loop
Road: Rough  Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:20 | 03.11 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/
Overall: 40/250
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-27 12:19 AM

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Parker, CO
Subject: Pelican Fest Triathlon

2012-05-27 7:17 PM
in reply to: #4230913

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Denver Area
Subject: RE: Pelican Fest Triathlon

Looks like you had a killer race!  

Thanks for the friendly words on my report, it was rather disappointing but a learning experience all around.

Way to crush it!

2012-05-29 1:49 PM
in reply to: #4230913

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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Pelican Fest Triathlon
Great race Joe!  Solid all 3 legs...your hard work is paying off!  And congrats on the 2nd AG finish!
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