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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
Highlands Ranch Community Association
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 13m 45s
Overall Rank = 30/145
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and headed to the race site. No breakfast as I'm not a early morning eater. Set up transition and just hung out. Made sure the bike was in the right gear and all shoes were ready for foot entry.
Event warmup:

Went for a short run. Not a lot to do. No swim warm-up since I was swimming in the last heat.
  • 09m 4s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

Felt good the entire swim. Could have pushed in the middle but would have only probably made up 10-15 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 39s

Very fast transition. 11th fastest

What would you do differently?:

Put shoes on bike and learn the flying mount.
  • 38m 13s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.84 mile/hr

Rode very well considering the amount of riding I've been able to do outside. Felt strong climbing. I did give up about 20 second when I dropped my water bottle. Had to go back and get it. Paused for a moment, then thought it was good form (and a rule) that I must go back and get it.
What would you do differently?:

Not drop water bottle and get outside more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

Again, fast transition, but could be faster.28th best.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.
  • 25m 9s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

Still not fast enough. Have about 10 lbs still to lose. That will get me sub 8. But I have gotten faster and the distance is not the problem.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more and lose some weight. Running has always been my weak point. Some people just are not that fast. I know I can get back to sub 8 minute miles and I'm not that far away.
Post race
Warm down:

Collapsed in the grass. Covered myself with water and cooled down with my family. Waited for times to be posted. Sadly, I think I could have had 4th place pretty easily had I not given up time on the bike and even getting water on the run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. Just the silly water bottle incident.

Event comments:

I really like these simple local races. People seem to be there to have fun. This is my 4th time doing this race and I'm sure I'll do it again.

One negative... It was neat to have Tim Hola racing in the same race, but really, a top Kona athlete racing a local race as an AG competitor? Come on really...

Last updated: 2012-05-20 12:00 AM
00:09:04 | 500 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 35/145
Performance: Good
Course: This was a really good swim for me. Probably 8:15 in the water, and 45 second run to transition. Caught the first person in my lane by the end of the first lap. Almost lapped him by the time I finished.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:13 | 12 miles | 18.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 24/145
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loop course. 1/2 uphill, 1/2 downhill. No real flat areas.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:38.8
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:09 | 03.11 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 46/145
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Downhill out, uphill back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2012-06-10 12:19 PM

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Centennial, CO
Subject: Tune Up Triathlon

2012-06-10 2:06 PM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Tune Up Triathlon
Great overall race yesterday.   Strong swim followed by an excellent bike leg, those hills on Broadway were tougher than they look.  Great Transitions too!
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