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Boulder, Colorado
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 56m 5s
Overall Rank = 365/
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 19/26
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:45, drank coffee and ate a hard boiled egg, banana, and almond butter with honey and salt on the drive up. Got there quickly.
Event warmup:

Walking around and chatting with Vickie, Bruce, Alan, and the Tribella ladies.
  • 19m 21s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 35s / 100 meters

I'm so freaking slow. I also had my wetsuit on for the first time this year and it tired out my shoulders- felt snug. I was a little panicked but calmed myself down.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, try on my wetsuit before the race, and do at least one open water swim.
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

Not terrible
  • 1h 02m 21s
  • 17.2 miles
  • 16.55 mile/hr

I haven't had enough time in the saddle, so I'm not too unhappy with this time. I also dropped my first GU so I had to improvise my nutrition.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s
  • 28m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Run was definitely the best of the three. I passed a few people, and felt relatively good. Some more speed workouts should help.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked to people. Had a slice of pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training! Looking back, I did this about the same pace as my last tri, but slower than when I was racing in 2009. I think it's the training volume that made the difference then. I'll definitely need to ratchet it up a bit for the Boulder Peak.

Last updated: 2014-01-02 12:00 AM
00:19:21 | 750 meters | 02m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 22/26
Overall: 372/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Yes
Course: Big square
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:02:21 | 17.2 miles | 16.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/26
Overall: 397/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Big circle, long slight uphill to start, then fun
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:51 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/26
Overall: 322/
Performance: Average
Course: Round the res...
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2014-06-07 12:40 PM

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date : October 20, 2008
author : AndriaLL
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It was literally seconds after I started swimming that I felt the tightness in my chest. I couldn’t get a deep breath in due to the tightness of my wetsuit. I was being strangled by my wetsuit...
date : September 8, 2008
author : pjwalzphd
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When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
date : April 1, 2008
author : trvw
comments : 0
The challenge? The accomplishment? I want to do this because it is an opportunity to live life. The event is an indoor sprint triathlon. I get to experience the challenge on a safer scale.
date : February 12, 2008
author : mikericci
comments : 0
This plan is designed to make you go faster. 3 workouts per week in each sport, 2 days of strength training and core work. The maximum volume is around 10 hours toward the end of the 12 weeks.
date : September 3, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 1
Since your “A” race is your marathon, which you stated in your question, this should be your main focus. I encourage you to taper a bit for the sprint distance triathlon.
date : September 3, 2005
author : infosteward
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The Boulder Peak bike course is legendary. It is, literally and named as such, one of the toughest bike legs in the country.
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Couch-to-sprint triathlon training programs to get you over the finish-line of your first triathlon.
date : August 29, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 1
Program outline of the 16 and 20 week sprint triathlon training plan overviews.