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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
47F / 8C
Total Time = 1h 20m 50s
Overall Rank = 140/366
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/30
Pre-race routine:

Restroom, gear check, suit up!, dip in water, few laps!
Event warmup:

  • 13m 27s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Awful and cold. Could not catch my breath and wsa not able to keep my face in water and get into a rhythm!
What would you do differently?:

More warm up in the water!!!

Worst open water swim experience
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s

Had to put in shoes and run thru T1. Soft soil and mud in cleats
What would you do differently?:

  • 39m 55s
  • 12.7 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

Should have pushed more on the bike. Was comfortable and not blown
What would you do differently?:

Rubber bands on shoes!! Socks?? Maybe/maybe not
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
What would you do differently?:

Remove shoes while riding and run barefoot into T2
  • 23m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

Should have pushed more. Had more in the tank but felt spent due to the Swim, NEVER recovered!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold water TEMPS

Event comments:

Great event. Just not enough time in cold water to overcome the shock factor!

Last updated: 2014-05-20 12:00 AM
00:13:27 | 880 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 238/366
Performance: Bad
Suit: Long 2xU
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 51F / 11C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:32
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:55 | 12.7 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 132/366
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:09 | 03.1 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/366
Performance: Average
Course: Out and up hill to flat top turn around then down and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %none
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 4

2014-05-20 3:00 PM

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