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Surf and Turf Series #2 - Long Course - Aquathlon

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Littleton, Colorado
United States
Surf & Turf Aquathon USA
100F / 38C
Total Time = 1h 06m 50s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 20-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Forgot my wetsuit at home that morning, so I had to make a mad dash to the house. Got to the pond in time to stand in a good sized registration line. Registered, laid my stuff out, put on the sunscreen and wetsuit, and grabbed the swim cap and goggles.
Event warmup:

None--not enough time.
  • 00m
  • 0 miles
  •  min/mile
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 31m
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Got out to a pretty good start, keeping with a group of people, although I had a hard time finding anyone to draft off of. The first lap was pretty good. The end of the first lap my navigation started to suffer. I was getting a little frustrated, because there was a woman breast stroking the entire way, and keeping up with me! Running around the bouy, I felt like The second lap, I was navigating like a drunken sailor. On the way out, the wind had kicked up the chop a bit more, so I had waves crashing over my head, making breathing more challenging. It was at this point I realized I had forgotten to put bodyglide on my arms. On the way back, I was just all over the place. I couldn't figure out whether the few people who were heading the other direction and were to my right were on the wrong side of me, or I was on the wrong side of them. Either way, not good.
What would you do differently?:

Sight more often and remember the bodyglide!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

This transition went smoother than last time. Not terribly eventful, although the high-ankle socks are a bit more work to pull on. Took a quick sip of water before leaving transition.
What would you do differently?:

Wear shorter socks.
  • 34m 16s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 01s  min/mile

As usual, took my legs a little while to warm up, and I got a side stitch early on. Once I worked through that, I felt pretty strong throughout the run, and repeatedly reminded myself that I needed to take it easy with my race this weekend. I had to stop at one point to adjust my timing strap, cause the darn thing was digging into my ankle, and my arms were pretty well chaffed, so my form was probably not the best ;) , but all in all an OK run.
What would you do differently?:

Get a neoprene timing chip strap, and remember the body glide on my arms!!
Post race
Warm down:

Drank water and hung out with the BT crew! Even won a pilates session in the raffle--go me!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed training on the run.

Event comments:

Once again, a great mid-week practice race!

Last updated: 2006-06-16 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Time:  00:00
Putting on cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting out of shoes:
00:31:00 | 1640 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: sleeveless O'Neill
Course: Two laps along an out and back course. Due to the high wind, the bouys were tied up near the shore on either side, so you had to run around them.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time:  01:34
Overall: Average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Average
Getting into shoes: Good
00:34:16 | 03.11 miles | 11m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-06-16 1:07 PM

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Littleton, Colorado
Subject: Surf and Turf Series #2 - Long Course

2006-06-16 2:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Surf and Turf Series #2 - Long Course
Ha! No more blaming me for your sighting issues! And what's this about wearing shorter socks? How about just not wearing socks since it's only a 5k? Either way, you looked pretty comfortable and good when I saw you on the run.
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