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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
Highlands Ranch Community Association
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 26m 56s
Overall Rank = 82/178
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/27
Pre-race routine:

Due to the ridiculous chest cold I was up at 3am. Ate some oatmeal and a doughnut and then headed out the the race around 4:30am.
Event warmup:

After setting up the transition (neat to do for the first time) I went for a 10 min jog just to get the blood flowing. Didn't do a swim warmup since it was going to be a while before i got my turn in the pool.
  • 11m 32s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

I was a little weird swimming for to a lane and since I breath to the left I swallowed some water when others were headed the other way. I did get to pass two other though.
What would you do differently?:

Try and get a little more swim practice in but in this short of a distance I only lost about 4 min to the fastest swimmer
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

There was a fair amount of gravel so I need to wash my feet which took some time. Forgot to spray sunscreen because I didn't set it out
What would you do differently?:

Get through a little quicker. Just need more practice.
  • 42m 6s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.86 mile/hr

Once I got on the bike I passed a lot of riders maybe about 30 or so. 1 rider did pass me on the second lap. The wind really picked up on the second lap so I think the early riders had it better.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, Pretty happy with how I rode.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Could have gotten out a little faster but I went back for sunscreen. Thought I would do this one a lot faster.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on where I'm spending the time and try and improve
  • 30m 7s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 06s  min/km

I ran about the speed I figured but this is where I can really improve my time. Was a little windy on the run as well.
What would you do differently?:

Practice. Practice. Practice
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My chest cold and not as much training as I would have liked.

Event comments:

Because the police were late the race was delayed by more than an hour. Once it got going it was very well rujn.

Last updated: 2013-05-23 12:00 AM
00:11:32 | 500 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/27
Overall: 95/178
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:38
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:06 | 12 miles | 16.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/27
Overall: 59/178
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Road:   Cadence: 90
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:32
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:07 | 05 kms | 06m 06s  min/km
Age Group: 22/27
Overall: 118/178
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2013-06-08 10:04 PM


Subject: Tune Up Triathlon

2013-06-08 10:51 PM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Tune Up Triathlon
Good race considering that you were up at 3AM with the cold. Too bad that the police didn't have their act together this morning, the delay made a big difference in the timing of when the wind picked up. I agree that four swimmers in the pool at the same time slowed down the swim some but overall it was a fun race.
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