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Surf and Turf Series #4 - Short Course - Aquathlon

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Littleton, Colorado
United States
Surf & Turf Aquathon USA
97F / 36C
Total Time = 43m 38s
Overall Rank = 5/12
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race early and took a little 1/2 mile run. Stretched, and took my time getting into my wetsuit to swim a little bit. Not much warm-up.
  • 00m
  • 0 miles
  •  min/mile
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 16m 5s
  • 750 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Swam pretty good. At one point someone on the long course got off course came over and slammed into me. Drank some water got my bearings and kept on swimming. This was a good time for me. Never felt like I got a great feel for my stroke, but was consistent throughout.
What would you do differently?:

I never saw the collision coming as I breath to my right and we were swimming counter clockwise loops. Maybe try to sight better to avoid the collision next time.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Took my time in transition as this race is more about fun than time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 33s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Ran o.k. My calves and hamstrings tightened up during the first mile. I have a real big problem going from swimming to running. Maybe I should practice this. My legs loosened up after the first 1/2 of the run, but I couldn't generate any power. The loose gravel forces you to lose power when running. I really hate this course. :)
What would you do differently?:

I kept trading places with Chris, and when he finally passed me at about mile 2, I couldn't close the gap. Normally I can run in the 25s, but off the swim I just can't seem to muster the power. I'll do some swim run bricks before the next event.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, had some water and gatorade, and stretched a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough practice going from swim to run. Biking seems to be my chance to flush out the legs. Maybe I should kick more on my way in. I tried this a little bit, but my kick sucks and I get into oxygen debt quickly.

Event comments:

I really like this race, and we must have had about 10-12 BTrs there. It was great to see everyone.

Last updated: 2006-08-09 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/12
Keeping cool Drinking
Time:  00:00
Putting on cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting out of shoes:
00:16:05 | 750 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 4/12
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Promotion
Course: Out and back course
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time:  00:00
Overall: Good
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Good
Getting into shoes: Good
00:27:33 | 03.11 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 9/12
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back course. Soft Gravel
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-08-11 6:26 AM

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