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Aurora, Colorado
United States
Rattlesnake Triathlon
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 22m 30s
Overall Rank = 111/420
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/20
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal and coffee for breakfast 2hrs before race. Arrived 1 hour before race to pick up packet and get marked.
Event warmup:

I did an easy 1 mile jog on the run course before the start.
  • 14m 7s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 49s / 100 meters

After having a bad experience in my last OWS race I took this one too easy. But unlike the last race I was relaxed and didn't tire. The time includes using a wetsuit stripper and a 300m run to T-1
What would you do differently?:

I lost about a minute using the Stripper, I will not use one again.
Transition 1
  • 02m 31s

Too Slow.
What would you do differently?:

Next year I plan on going sockless.
  • 40m 14s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.90 mile/hr

I felt good on the ride. I passed about 50 people on the ride and was only passed by two riders.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at this time. I will work on leg strength in the off season to try to gain 1-2 mph.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Still too slow.
  • 23m 51s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

My goal was to run this under 24:00. I felt good all the way and passed about 100 people on the run, no one passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to work on my OWS and work on getting faster on the bike. Since the people that finished ahead of me were 2-3 mph faster on the bike that is where I need to work in the off season.

Event comments:

This was the 10th year for the Rattlesnake Tri Series and the experience showed. The Aurora Res. is a GREAT Venue for a Tri, the water was almost clear, the bike course was closed to traffic and the run trails were scenic and fast. I will definitely do a Rattlesnake Tri next year, either the Sprint again or the Olympic.

Last updated: 2012-08-14 12:00 AM
00:14:07 | 500 meters | 02m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/420
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: 250 out then back.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:31
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:14 | 12 miles | 17.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/420
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: A closed course out of the Park then along a main road. The course was a little hillier than I expected.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:51 | 03.11 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/420
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills around the Aurora res.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2012-08-20 10:07 AM

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: Rattlesnake Triathlon - Sprint Course

2012-08-20 10:54 AM
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Littleton, CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Triathlon - Sprint Course
Congrats on a good race! I did the olympic on saturday and will do my report probably tonight.
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