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Lakewood, Colorado
United States
B.E.A.R. Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 42m 7s
Overall Rank = 9/93
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/9
  • 19m 5s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

Good first lap but a bit gassed on the second. Shoulders were killing me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

Not bad. Went no socks.
  • 49m 49s
  • 11 miles
  • 13.25 mile/hr

Cooked the bike a bit I think as I was getting queasy by the end. Tough passing with the singletrack and I definitely lost time here. Laid it down on one corner but all in all not bad.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Fairly quick all things considered.
What would you do differently?:

I think the IM Perform drink is out.
  • 29m 21s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

Definitely felt flat starting out but tried to work the downhill portion of the course. Really started to feel it coming back the last two miles. Not a great run. The last 100 yards or so had us wading through the lake along the shore, which was honestly stupid and pointless. I could have caught one more guy but we were all reduced to the same slog through it.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Zero off road training this summer. This was a race I registered for last year that was cancelled because of flooding and I had a free entry for this year. No expectations going into it and I was happy with my performance.

Event comments:

It's a fun race and well done. It even attracted a few pros, who won overall. Again, I thought the last 100 yard wade through the water was silly; this was a triathlon not an adventure race. Also, I would have liked a few more choices for post race nutrition. I cannot put a plate of pancakes and sausages in my stomach after racing hard. I had to send my wife to the local gas station for water and chocolate milk.

Last updated: 2014-09-05 12:00 AM
00:19:05 | 1000 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/93
Performance: Average
Actual swim time 19:05; with run to T1 it was 20:27
Course: Two loops with short beach run.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:16
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:49 | 11 miles | 13.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/93
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:33
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:21 | 04 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/93
Course: Out along the creek and then back along the road. Stupid water run at the end.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-10-03 7:42 PM

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Subject: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon

2014-10-04 5:36 PM
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Denver, CO
Subject: RE: Bear It All Off Road Triathlon

Congrats on the AG podium!!  9th OA is nothing to sneeze at either, especially given getting gassed on the swim, overcooking it on the bike and having to do a stoopid water slog.  Great job.  Think you'll do it again?

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