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Parker, Colorado
United States
Fall Frenzy Triathlon
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 11m 8s
Overall Rank = 22/215
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/52
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and drank my normal routine of OJ. I didn't eat anything knowing we would have a 3 hour wait from the time transition opened to when my swim heat would go off. During the wait for my heat, I also had a banana and CLIF Bar with water - probably too much water. I must have taken 5 potty breaks before my swim. I saw and spoke with several BT'ers before and after the race.
Event warmup:

Virtually no warm-up, other than walking to and from the transition area and pool.
  • 10m 22s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

I was able to catch my breath on the run out to transition. This was a great swim for me - probably my fastest 500yd to date at 9m.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, but keep working on my stroke to get faster.
Transition 1
  • 00m 40s

This was my first time trying to transition with my shoes clipped in and for the most part, went ok. I had a little problem getting my wet feet into the shoes even with the foot powder.
What would you do differently?:

Next time, don't velcro my shoe straps at all and give my feet as much room as possible to slip in.
  • 35m 25s
  • 13 miles
  • 22.02 mile/hr

I felt really strong on the bike other than drinking too much. It wasn't too hot on the course, but I assumed I needed to replenish my fluids. Well my stomach started feeling a little uneasy and I had to spit out a mouthful of Accelerade or I was going to puke. I had a little lead on "Triathlonfun" and saw him after I hit the turnaround. I pushed as much as possible so he wouldn't catch me and he didn't - well, until the first half mile of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing other than manage my fluid intake better.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

I had a little problem getting my shoes off and placing my feet on top at the end of the bike. Well one went smoothly and the other didn't. There was a sharp turn right before the bike off area, so that didn't help much. I started to feel a small cramp in my left calf as I was slipping my running shoes on. I grabbed my race belt, exchanged hats and took off.
What would you do differently?:

I need to spend more time working on my transitions. But I was still happy with today's performance. I took roughly 20s off of both T1 & T2 since my last race.
  • 23m 53s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

I ran out of gas. Do you ever have the feeling that you want to run faster, but you just can't get your legs going? Well, that was me. I didn't take any water during the run and didn't feel I needed any.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more. I am really happy with my progress during my first year of triathlons and can't wait until 2007.
Post race
Warm down:

The warm-down consisted of water, walking around eating a little. I waited to see if I won the $1600 bike they were giving away - I came home with only one bike.

Event comments:

This was a well run race, although I got into the water a little behind schedule. I would definitely do this race again.

Last updated: 2006-06-09 12:00 AM
00:10:22 | 500 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
171 max HR 145 avg HR
Suit: tri suit
Course: Pool swim inside Parker Rec Center, then out to the transition area. The run to the transition area took me about 1m 20s.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:35:25 | 13 miles | 22.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
165 max HR 156 avg HR
Wind: Little
Course: The course was flat for the first 2 miles, mile 3 was slightly uphill, and then rolling hills until the turnaround. On the way back, there was one big uphill at mile 9, and then flat coming on in.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:53 | 03 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Average
169 max HR 157 avg HR
Course: The course is an out and back south from the Rec Center along a concrete path. The run was flat, with just one steep uphill right before the finish line.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2006-09-10 8:14 PM

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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: Fall Frenzy Triathlon

2006-09-11 10:38 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Nice race Scott. See ya next year.
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