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Rocky Mountain Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Silverthorne, Colorado
United States
Rocky Mountain Triathlon
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 24m 26s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 17/30
Pre-race routine:

Woke up really early, got a great spot in trans, then just stayed loose and relaxed.
Event warmup:

Aside from maybe 100 meters of swimming, nothing. This would prove costly later.
  • 12m 43s
  • 400 meters
  • 03m 11s / 100 meters

Ok, so in the first 1/3 of the race, the altitude got to me. I could not get my breath under me, and then I took a kick to the ribs. I didn't think it hurt me, but soon I had to do the unthinkable, and grab onto a kayak. I got my breath under me and eventually went on my way. I took the back half a lot slower and was able to survive the swim. That was the key, survival. Don't forget that it may have been a bit longer due to the fact the timing mat was at least a 2 minute run.
What would you do differently?:

Test it out the day before. We talked about it, but I decided not to. That would prove costly as knowing what the altitude did to me could have been prevented.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

T1 was fucking long. And I mean LONG! I had to take a long time just getting to my trans area. Once there, I didn't have to take the time to rest like I have in past tris. Got ready pretty quick and had mrrmrr to cheer me on. :-)
What would you do differently?:

  • 37m 5s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr

This was just a little out and back. I kept it really steady on the downhill and on the way back, I was able to keep it in big ring and just steadily climb back to trans. I didn't think it was a spectacular ride, but I guess the timing says differently.
What would you do differently?:

make sure my stupid cyclometer is working!
Transition 2
  • 04m 5s

my toes were hurty and they were very painful. It took talking to mrrmrr and trying to massage my feet to get going.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know...hopefully not have my toes MNS
  • 28m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile

I just ran. That's all I did. I didn't think about anything. My toes worked out and I just ran. It felt good, although I thought I was moving a lot slower. Oh well, I feel just happy.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around. Ate chips, pretzels, and a pepsi

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the altitude

Event comments:

Everything was well done except the post-race. I was not too happy with the food selection. Races should have bagels and bananas. Some milk or gatorade would have been nice too.

Last updated: 2012-07-31 12:00 AM
00:12:43 | 400 meters | 03m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:05 | 12 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/30
Overall: 30/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: out and back up Highway 9
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:04 | 03.11 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/30
Overall: 30/
Performance: Good
Course: nice little run along a creek and down highway 9. Wound our way through a neighborhood. Talk about a beautiful place!
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
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-07-31 11:15 AM

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