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Aurora, Colorado
United States
Rattlesnake Triathlon
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 32m 23s
Overall Rank = 239/335
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 39/53
Pre-race routine:

Set up, use the facilities, walk down to the water to check out the swim, find friends.
Event warmup:

Tiny bit of swimming before the race start.
Swim
  • 13m 10s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters
Comments:

Had trouble settling into a rhythm to keep my breathing in check, and my asthma tends to flare in August which exacerbates the problem. I also kept swimming off-course which didn't help much. There was some breaststroke to keep the breathing in check and to correct course.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. It was my first open-water swim, so I planned to just get through it rather than try to push hard.
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s
Comments:

Wetsuit got stuck on both wrists and heels. Also, I'm not motivated enough to do things like jump on my bike and push my feet into my shoes. I like biking with socks. I like getting on the bike carefully so I don't have a spectacular crash.
What would you do differently?:

Experiment with things like trislide to get the wetsuit off more easily. I used Body Glide but either not enough or it just doesn't work for me.
Bike
  • 47m 47s
  • 12 miles
  • 15.07 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I just need more time on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

I am not jumping off a bike. Also, I can't imagine getting my feet out and putting them on top of my shoes while still pedaling, but maybe that's just me (and the fact that I have road shoes rather than tri shoes).
What would you do differently?:

Elastic laces for my tennis shoes?
Run
  • 26m 11s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km
Comments:

I run well.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, spritz from the house, met up with friend.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough sleep, not enough time on the bike, not enough experience in open water.




Last updated: 2013-07-11 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:13:10 | 500 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 43/53
Overall: 0/335
Performance: Good
FWIW, my Garmin said 14:50. I'm not sure what accounts for the time difference here, but I'm noting it in case my swim times seem to have worsened considerably the next time I do a sprint.
Suit: full wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 03:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:47:47 | 12 miles | 15.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 37/53
Overall: 0/335
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:11 | 05 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 19/53
Overall: 0/335
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat around one part of the reservoir.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
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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Great job and more importantly congrats on knocking out that first open water swim!!


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