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Aurora, Colorado
United States
62F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 21m 56s
Overall Rank = 49/190
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/53
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, ate toast with PB & J, and some fluids. I arrived at Aurora Res around 6:15am and it was cold and raining.
Event warmup:

ran about 3/4 mile up the run course
  • 13m 18s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

This was my first OWS in a race and it sucked. I started off too fast during the first 200 yrds, and my heart rate started racing. I could never get it down to a more manageable level and that took its toll on my time. My navigation stinks too. I got off course several times.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on looking up for the buoys and maintaining a steady pace throughout the swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

Pretty non eventful. Everything went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to work on a faster transition.
  • 42m 20s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 20.27 mile/hr

I had problems with skipping gears, so it may have cost me a little time. But overall, I was pleased with my bike time.
What would you do differently?:

make sure my bike is in top working condition before the race
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Again, uneventful. Made a quick transition to my running shoes, grabbed my race belt and hat and took off.
  • 23m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

I was very pleased with my run given how bad my last tri ended. I didn't need any fluids on the run course as it was still overcast. My pace was good and I used one person who passed me as a rabbit. Strong push over the last 1/4 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing except to train more. I would like to get down to a high 6's avg pace for races next year.
Post race
Warm down:

After the race, I had a bite to eat and then packed up and went home. When I picked up my bike in the transition area, I noticed my back tire was flat. Good thing that didn't happen in the race!

Event comments:

Good race that turned ugly because of the weather.

Last updated: 2006-06-09 12:00 AM
00:13:18 | 547 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/53
Overall: 0/190
Performance: Below average
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: out and back in sort of a triangle. Wind in your face going out.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:20 | 14.3 miles | 20.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/53
Overall: 0/190
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The course was an out and back along Quincy going east from the res. The course ended up being longer than advertised but didn't affect my performance. I knew that would cost me finishing below 1:20.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:36 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/53
Overall: 0/190
Performance: Good
Course: The run course was fairly flat along the res.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-08-23 4:49 PM

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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon

2006-08-23 5:22 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Nice race. Great recovery on the bike and run after your first 200 ms of swimming!
2006-08-23 5:24 PM
in reply to: #520076

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Westminster, Colorado
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Sounds like you had a pretty good race aside from your navigation issues.  I raced this one also. 
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