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Highlands Ranch Tuneup Tri - Triathlon

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Highland Ranch, Colorado
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 17m 40s
Overall Rank = 37/178
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

I woke up two hours before race and had a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee. I arrived at the transition area 1 hr before the start
Event warmup:

  • 10m 4s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

I felt good during the swim, I probably swam too conservative and could have gone 30-60 seconds faster. I swam in the lane with three buddies from the running club, it was great to see friends along the way.
What would you do differently?:

Swim Faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

I need to work on going sockless.
  • 40m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.70 mile/hr

I rode 1.1 mph / 2 minutes faster this year than last year. I felt good and was only passed by about 5 people.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

I had a hard time getting my shoes on over wet socks.
What would you do differently?:

Work on going barefoot for Sprint and Olympic races.
  • 24m 24s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

II ran 19 seconds faster this year than last. I passed one other person in my AG but he rode .5 mph faster than me and finished ahead of me OA.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, pizza bites, beer.

Event comments:

OA I feel good about my performance today. I finished three minutes faster this year than last year. I probably could have finished 1 minute faster in the swim. It was fun to race with three other friends and get some more Tri experience under my belt.

Last updated: 2013-05-17 12:00 AM
00:10:04 | 500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 0/178
Performance: Average
Actual swim time was 9:12, 48 second run to transition area.
Course: Pool Swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:40:26 | 12 miles | 17.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 0/178
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A tough hilly two lap course. Mile 1 downhill, miles 2-4 uphill, miles 5-6 downhill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:24:24 | 03.1 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 0/178
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly out and back 5K along paved bike path.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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