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Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon - Triathlon

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
65F / 18C
Total Time = 5h 57m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 28m 11s
  • 1825 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

started far right to keep an eye on my wave breathing left. A guy next to me was breathing right, and kept the same pace all the way out to the first turn, which meant I didn't have to do as much buoy sighting. At the turn I dropped onto his feet to save some energy and focus on digging in long strokes with flat hands. Felt good coming out of the water, 27:04 at the beach. Straightest swim I've done in memory
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

wrestled with the wetsuit a little but nothing unusual. relatively smooth overall, had to stop for a moment since I'd left my gloves on the bento box and had to hand them off
What would you do differently?:

nothing, aside from reverify I've put everything in its place before going to the water.
  • 3h 02m 27s
  • 55.85 miles
  • 18.37 mile/hr

best advice of the day was "no surges", had this in my head the entire ride.
the mounted garmin was dead so didn't have a ready view of how it was going, all by feel.
Lower left QL acted up by the time I reached Left Hand Canyon, and didn't subside at all except a bit when I wasn't pedalling. A couple of times I had to put down the thought of pulling over to do some yoga or something...took pain reliever at 2:15, around mile 42 or so.
Mile 28 was ~90 minutes, so I felt like I was on pace to hit close to 3 hours, and didn't fade as badly on lap two as I thought I might.
Transition 2
  • 03m 34s

got out of the shoes at the white fence as planned, dismount was smooth and getting into the running gear went pretty much as planned. A detour into the porta-potties cost a little time, but I started the run a little more comfortable.
  • 2h 20m 43s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 11m 16s  min/mile

QL didn't feel good getting off the bike, legs felt sluggish at the start but got going in the first ~5 miles. Once i got going the legs felt good when I was running, until I needed to break stride so the QL would calm down. I spent most of the run picking a landmark ahead on the course and running to it; sometimes I was able to go further, sometimes I didn't quite make it...eating the elephant one chunk of yards at a time. Somewhere around mile ~9-10, the legs started to ossify...from there it was pure suffer-fest to the finish. Ironically my left hammy cramped badly right after the finish line at the entrance to the slip n slide. I did not partake.
Post race
Warm down:

water and gatorade, talked with the coach, got organized a bit in transition and bathed in the lake.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my left QL

Last updated: 2017-09-24 12:00 AM
00:28:11 | 1825 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: blue seventy full
Course: long clockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:02:27 | 55.85 miles | 18.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 2 loops
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:20:43 | 12.5 miles | 11m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loops
Keeping cool Below 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-09-24 7:27 PM

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