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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corp
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 26m 37s
Overall Rank = 1121/1263
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 74/88
Pre-race routine:

up early, to the race, nothing out of the ordinary.
Event warmup:

walk around, try not to puke, three loops of the swim area.
  • 41m 4s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 44s / 100 meters

found a lot more open water this time around. on the back half, felt like I was rocking back and forth a lot - almost like I was in a wake (that didn't exist). felt a lot faster than the time indicated.
What would you do differently?:

not adjust my wetsuit for the 18 trillionth time ... damn chafing. maybe also get in more ows's ... this swim was disappointing and not indicative of my ability.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

I *kind of* ran with the bike. wetsuit wasn't as annoying this time around. sunglasses worked out better in the helmet.
What would you do differently?:

not much, actually. maybe sunscreen slightly more.
  • 1h 34m 2s
  • 42 kms
  • 26.65 km/hr

made the decision to walk the bike up the hardest part of stage, which I don't regret. legs never really got under me; neither did my lungs. this, like the swim, is not indicative of what I can do.
What would you do differently?:

not ride stage the week before. maybe a few weeks before, but not the week before. i'm pretty sure I still haven't recovered ...
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

did the trislide on the feet instead of bodyglide - think that worked smarter.
What would you do differently?:

sunscreen more. also, in retrospect, bodyglide the armpits in t1.
  • 1h 06m 34s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 37s  min/km

first half was a little rough; second half was definitely stronger. awkward running stride due to horrible chafing.
What would you do differently?:

bodyglide/Vaseline the armpits. now that I know the kit can do that, future note. also figure out why the second half of both of my runs was stronger ...
Post race
Warm down:

collapse on fencing, try not to die.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lungs. my training wasn't for this race. this is the equivalent of me doing chilly cheeks and expecting to do awesome.

Event comments:

peak is what it is - a harder-than-average Olympic. pissed that the bike course was shortened due to the stupid construction on the diagonal, pissed that I got some cheap t-shirt and not a tech tee, cranky that the volunteer on the stage aid station couldn't get me my water bottle. I think if I ever want to do well at this race, i'm gonna have to train for it.

Last updated: 2013-07-15 12:00 AM
00:41:04 | 1500 meters | 02m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 78/88
Overall: 1159/1263
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Course: one loop.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:34:02 | 42 kms | 26.65 km/hr
Age Group: 71/88
Overall: 1127/1263
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: I HATE STAGE. I hate the first 7 miles of this bike course. I also hate the first part of 63rd.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:06:34 | 10 kms | 06m 37s  min/km
Age Group: 69/88
Overall: 1083/1263
Performance: Average
Course: hot, trail, bleh.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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