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Bear It All Off Road - Triathlon

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Lakewood, Colorado
United States
Bear Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 12m 13s
Overall Rank = 40/88
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/6
Event warmup:

jogs back and forth between transition and swim beach "shelters", a short ride out and back on the last mile of the bike course to run through the gears and a short swim out to the first buoy and back
  • 24m 37s
  • 1094 yards
  • 02m 15s / 100 yards

After the first 75 yds or so, i could not get a full breath, just couldn't get enough air in. Didn't panic and knew I could eventually work through it all but I did a little of everything, somehow I still had some people from my wave around me.....
What would you do differently?:

swim more, not be 15 to 20 lbs over the weight I last wore the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Well, T1 did not include the slow walk I took from the beach to transition - guess that added onto the swim time - as bad as the swim went, it must have been short. I just took my time in this transition, made a cup of coffee, had some biscuits, and just lounged around. Definitely was not a race pace transition. (35 out of 93)
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 00m 38s
  • 11 miles
  • 10.89 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

Wasn't much to this transition, but took a little bit long considering (42nd
What would you do differently?:

gloves and camelback coming off and fuel belt on were additions to "normal" transition Have to work on that being smoother. Have more energy coming in.
  • 43m 17s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

Got going out of transition (using the term loosely) and just couldn't run a pace, was doing 9:30's and then picking it up a little on the down hill, Hit the first mile in 9:13 but just didn't have it. Walked aid stations, then hills, then just interspersed walking. HR was close to what zone 5 use to be but breathing was low. I just didn't care, wanted to just keep moving forward.
What would you do differently?:

train, IDK maybe push myself a little more
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

14 hours of home improvement on Saturday, too little sleep and lack of training.

Last updated: 2013-05-14 12:00 AM
00:24:37 | 1094 yards | 02m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/6
Overall: 59/88
Performance: Bad
Suit: full
Course: clockwise rectangle - sw 200 nw 100 and ne 200
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:00:38 | 11 miles | 10.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 32/88
Performance: Average
Course: some bike path and road to start and end otherwise single track and horse trails around Bear Creek Lake park
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:43:17 | 04 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 45/88
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2014-09-15 9:56 AM

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Lakewood, CO
Subject: Bear It All Off Road

2014-09-15 10:45 AM
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Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road
Congrats, hey that was a GREAT swim in my books!! thanks for posting!
2014-09-15 11:34 AM
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Denver, CO
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Way to hang in there and git 'er done.  Hope you enjoyed yourself despite not doing as well as you would have liked.  How'd those biscuits turn out?

2014-09-22 12:07 PM
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road

Late to the party here but nice race all things considered, right?  You can definitely take some time off by next year!

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