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Boulder, CO
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 55m 54s
Overall Rank = 40/47
Age Group = Newbie Division
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:00 AM. Had a bagel and diet coke.

What a super morning. Great weather, the flat irons in the background, a couple of hot air balloons lifting off and about 300 of your closest friends getting ready to jump into a lake.
Event warmup:

Did a light swim. 60 degree water is mighty cold
  • 16m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

This was my first competitive open water swim and it was awesome. It was a wade start with both men and women 'newbies' starting together. About 100 people in all. The gun went off and the washing machine started. Nothing too major just a little bumping and a few kicks. The funny thing was because we were all newbies everyone was saying "sorry" and "pardon me". After the first buoy things thinned out a bit and I was able to get into a rhythm. Loved my new wetsuit!
Transition 1
  • 04m 2s

Would like to improve my T1 time. I sat down to take off my wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Stand to take off wetsuit
  • 53m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14.73 mile/hr

Overall a pretty good ride. I would have liked to have averaged around 17-18 mph on the bike, but this was a good guage of what I need to work on

What would you do differently?:

Push harder, I need to get more miles in on the bike
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s
  • 39m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 52s  min/mile

First mile was the toughest. Had to run/walk for a little while. Ran the rest at a slow pace
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!

Just like the bike, this was a good indicator for what I need to improve on
Post race
Warm down:

Hugged my wife and carried my son around to chat with my friends and family who came to support me

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to run and bike more. Incorporate speed drills into my training

Event comments:

Great event.

Last updated: 2004-06-15 12:00 AM
00:16:39 | 750 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/47
Performance: Average
Suit: Promotion Sleeveless fluid drive
Course: Wade start out to the first buoy, turn left parallel to the beach around the last buoy and back into the shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:53:21 | 13.1 miles | 14.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 45/47
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: 3 loop course, couple of hills but nothing too big
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:39:54 | 03.1 miles | 12m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 45/47
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back course on the boulder res dam.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-06-15 11:59 PM

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Palisade, CO
Subject: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1

2004-06-16 8:56 AM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1
Great job Jason!  Now that you've done it, you'll improve for the 3rd race (same course!).  Cool!
2004-06-16 10:34 AM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1
Great job! Congratulations!

2004-06-16 10:44 AM
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Fort Wayne, IN
Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1
Great job, the best thing about finishing a race, especially a first one, is that after all the training we've done we now can go back to training with a purpose.  We all have weaknesses and it is fun to start making them stronger.  Congrats.
2004-06-21 10:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1
Good for you!! And thanks for the race report...I am thinking of doing the 3rd race in this series but was worried about where the bike portion was and how hilly it might be - sounds OK. I too am a beginner - haven't even done a tri yet (1st will be Danskin in July). Your report is so inspiring to others of us who are just learning about this ordeal - thanks and again...CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!
2004-06-21 8:16 PM
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Coeur D'alene, ID
Subject: RE: Race the Rockies Sprint Race #1
Excellent!!! Isn't that a great feeling to get the first one under your belt? Congratulations and have fun with the next one too.

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