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Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon


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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 34m 21s
Overall Rank = 389/626
Age Group = 30 to 34
Age Group Rank = 31/36
Pre-race routine:

Nervous. Slept poorly. First timer.
Swim
  • 22m 30s
  • 750 meters
  • 03m / 100 meters
Comments:

Sucked Sucked Sucked. Caught a lung full of lake water about 150m out. Never recovered.
What would you do differently?:

Not try to drown
Transition 1
  • 04m 5s
Comments:

Struggled with the suit a bit. Overall felt good
What would you do differently?:

I need my own wetsuit and practice stripping it in a race tempo.
Bike
  • 40m
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.60 mile/hr
Comments:

I need a faster bike(I'm on a 1996 Trek MTB 21spd)... Peddled hard and smooth. Stayed in my top three gears the whole ride.
What would you do differently?:

Replace my bike before next season
Transition 2
  • 02m 32s
Comments:

Struggled to find my little area. Need to practice coming into transition from both directions.
What would you do differently?:

Practice finding my spot from other direction. Maybe bring some sidewalk chalk to make a easier to spot mark(is that legal?)
Run
  • 25m 12s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt good. Should have picked up my pace sooner.
What would you do differently?:

I should have picked up the pace passing mile 2 and not waited until mile 3
Post race
Warm down:

Walked it out for about 10 minutes. Ate

Event comments:

Very good. Packed Schwag Bag.


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Last updated: 2014-09-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:22:30 | 750 meters | 03m / 100meters
Age Group: 33/36
Overall: 558/626
Performance: Bad
Suit: Zoot
Course: Three 250m sections, 2 right turns
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:40:00 | 12.4 miles | 18.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/36
Overall: 248/626
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: 1 Loop around the reservoir, a few rolling hills, 2 descent climbs
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:32
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:25:12 | 03.1 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/36
Overall: 228/626
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back
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
Evaluation
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

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2014-09-21 8:08 PM
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Congratulations on a great first tri, Sam. That is an outstanding time for your first one, especially on a mountain bike! But, it is a PR. Nowhere to go but up.
2014-09-22 10:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon

Great job on your first race!!  If you're looking for a decent road bike for not a lot of cash, there are several bike shops here in Denver that have used ones.  I'm sure Boulder has its fair share of shops with used ones too, I just don't know where they are.

In any case, glad you had fun and hope to see you at more races in the area. 

2014-09-22 10:23 AM
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Great Job, Sam! yes you are allowed to mark with side walk chalk, duct tape, balloons, flags, street lights, or what ever takes your fancy. I use a very brightly colored unique towel and note the number of street lamps I have to pass.

One thing I always do after setting up my transition area is to calmly walk the swim in, bike out/in (to the mount line) and run out/finish. While walking i try to visualize what i'll be doing during the race and noting any non-movable landmarks that stand out (i like to use street lamps). NOTE non-movable - that fancy colored bike or towel next yours may not be there when you arrive ;-)

Here's to the next race!!
2014-09-22 8:00 PM
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Great job, Sam!! That is fast on a mountain bike!! Wow! Don't worry about the swim. As you get more experience in open water, it will come. I still hate the first 400 yards or so. It takes me a long time to get into my groove. Sometimes that wave catches you just right too.
The important thing is you finished with a smile on your face and have gained some experience. Now you can apply it to subsequent races.
Nicely done. Be proud and find your next race!
2014-09-22 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by markhodges1973

Great Job, Sam! yes you are allowed to mark with side walk chalk, duct tape, balloons, flags, street lights, or what ever takes your fancy. I use a very brightly colored unique towel and note the number of street lamps I have to pass.

One thing I always do after setting up my transition area is to calmly walk the swim in, bike out/in (to the mount line) and run out/finish. While walking i try to visualize what i'll be doing during the race and noting any non-movable landmarks that stand out (i like to use street lamps). NOTE non-movable - that fancy colored bike or towel next yours may not be there when you arrive ;-)

Here's to the next race!!


Good to know!! Sidewalk chalk is going in my transition bag next time!

I also only walked to my transition area from one direction so that's another big learning point for me. I can't thank everyone enough for the bits of knowledge that have come from this community. Thank you one and all. I can't wait to see what a difference a year makes...


2014-09-23 3:29 AM
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Sam, congratulations! I hope you had a great time and celebrated the 1st tri with a good German beer. It's Oktoberfest after all.
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