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HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon - TriathlonSprint

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 25m 24s
Overall Rank = ?/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/41
Pre-race routine:

bagel with PB, banana, gel before swim. I forgot to pick up my Einstein's Power Bagel, so I had to suffer with a King Soopers one...poor me.
Event warmup:

Rode our bikes from the house to the race. That was so nice!
  • 08m 44s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

Good swim, well paced, had to pass one person. Felt as if I gave 90% effort. My flip turns were pretty poor though.
What would you do differently?:

Practice streamlined flip turns.
Transition 1
  • 02m 41s

My wet feet and shoes slipped out of transition and I couldn't get me feet ON the pedals, none-the-less, IN the pedals. I can speed this up A LOT
  • 44m 19s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.60 mile/hr

This was a nice course. I could hold my own on flats and kill the competition on downhills, but I need hill work.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Smooth and fluid T2, except all the guys who racked before me hogged my spot, so I ended up just leaning my bike against their uber-nice ORBEA and CERVELO.
  • 28m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

I felt GREAT on this run. My legs transitioned well and they felt good the entire time. I really feel like I pushed myself and used my "childbirth is harder" mantra well. It was so much fun to push, knowing I only had to do 3 miles.

My girls were also on the course and ran a small way with me. It was great to see their little legs pumping so hard to keep up.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little bit sooner, I had a tiny bit left at the end of the race.
Post race
Warm down:

walked back and cheered on the rest of the pack.

Event comments:

This is a do-over. I forgot how much fun sprints can be. You just get out, get movin', and get 'er done!

Last updated: 2007-05-29 12:00 AM
00:08:44 | 500 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 14/
Performance: Good
I had my actual in water time as 8:04, which was spot on for what I expected to do. There was a bit of a run to the mat, and I think that is where the extra time came in.
Course: pool swim. I was the first swimmer in the lane, so I didn't get to draft anyone. I kept waiting for the guy behind to pass me, but he couldn't quite do it.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:44:19 | 13 miles | 17.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 38/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops of hilly course. Started out with a nice 1 mile downhill which was great out of transition, followed by about 3 miles of climbing, then a FAST downhill for 2 miles. It was AWESOME flying by transition/finish area on the first lap going 29 mph with all the people watching. I felt fast! The total elevation gain was 600 feet for the whole course.
Road:   Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:53 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 80/
Performance: Good
Course: small hills on a concrete trail through open space areas.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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?
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-06-02 7:00 PM

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Littleton, CO
Subject: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon

2007-06-02 8:57 PM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon
Great race!!  All of your times look great for the first race of the season - way to start off the summer
2007-06-03 4:15 PM
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Orange Park Florida
Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon

Nice race Mel!

It must be nice to see your family on the course to give you a boost!

2007-06-04 7:27 AM
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Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: HRCA Tune Up Sprint Triathalon
Good job Mel.  Looked like things went really well.  And yes that is extremely cool to ride to the race.   See you at the lake.
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