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5430 Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5430 Sports Corp.
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 50m 29s
Overall Rank = 804/1171
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 80/89
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30. Had a peanut butter and jelly whole wheat bagle, 3/4 cup of coffee, water. Got the family up and drove to the race. Arrived a little after 6:00. (next time be EARLIER. Huge crowds already.)
Event warmup:

Biked for about 10 minutes. Would have gone longer but was having issues with shifting. Took it to the Bicycle Village tent and they fixed me up in a jiffy. Ran about 1/2 mile. By this time it was 7:05 (my wave went off at 7:30). Had to pee but the lines at the porta potty were WAY too long. Put my wet suit on and swam about 10-12 minutes.
  • 19m 2s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

That was the most exciting part! Started in the back on the left, but still got swam into and did some swimming into! On the first leg out, I thought I was going slow, but breathing was labored and had to slow down and calm down.
What would you do differently?:

I was very happy with my time and pace. That time includes a pretty long run up to transition. My watch time for the swim was 17:30. I didn't run all the way to transition ( I was tired!), but I will run next time.
Transition 1
  • 04m 8s

Wasn't really rushing. Was glad to be done with the swim and was just EXCITED!!
What would you do differently?:

Had to pee. That took 2 minutes. I need to make sure I pee RIGHT before the race. Put on my jersey in T1. I think I should get a tri top to save some time. Hard to put on a jersey over a wet body. Also, took my watch off to get the wetsuit off, then forgot to put it back on.
  • 54m 50s
  • 17 miles
  • 18.60 mile/hr

Very pleased with my time. When I train up here in the mountains, I can barely get 15 mph. I was close to 19 mph which was great for me! Everything I do up here is mountains, so I wasn't sure how I'd do on a semi flat course.
What would you do differently?:

I lost my only gel packet that I was planning on consuming before the run. Maybe take 2?
Transition 2
  • 02m 34s

Wasn't too bad. Had to put my watch back on. I put my race belt on upside down and had to re-do it.
What would you do differently?:

Know how to put my race belt on properly the first time.
  • 29m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

Happy with the pace. Got passed by a LOT of people! Had a small water bottle with me so I didn't have to stop at the aid stations. That's about the only place I passed people.
What would you do differently?:

Eat a gel beforehand.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and stetched.

Event comments:

Had a great race! Looking forward to doing it again!!

Last updated: 2007-01-01 12:00 AM
00:19:02 | 880 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 75/89
Overall: 819/1171
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 04:08
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:50 | 17 miles | 18.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 72/89
Overall: 678/1171
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:29:53 | 03.1 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 80/89
Overall: 781/1171
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back, flat, mostly dirt.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Below average
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

2007-06-18 3:14 PM

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Woodland Park, CO
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2007-06-18 3:18 PM
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Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
Nice job with your race - sounds like you're happy with how everything went down (except the bathrooms). I agree, once you get out of the water, the last thing you're wanting to do is run up a hill to the transition area. It jacks up the heart rate pretty good.
2007-06-18 3:23 PM
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Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

Great race and sounds like you had a great time! 

Next time just pee in your wetsuit - (most) everyone else does!

2007-06-18 4:13 PM
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Great race!!  I agree with Alex - that's what "warming up" in the water means  

Glad you had a fun race - nice job  

2007-06-18 4:22 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
LOL, I was thinking, heck just pee in the wetsuit!  Funny on the "warm up" thought from Julia!  Great race!
2007-06-18 4:34 PM
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Denver, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

There are 2 kinds of triathletes: Those who pee in their wetsuits and those who lie about it. Time to join the club - whichever one you want!!

Sounds like you had a great time out there! Nice job

2007-06-18 5:14 PM
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Wellington, North Island
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
I freely admit I'm a wetsuit pee-er and it has made life way easier since I became one. You race more comfortably because you don't need to go anymore and/or you save lots of time not having to stop off for one.

Great race!!!

Edited by kmarzano 2007-06-18 5:15 PM
2007-06-18 5:52 PM
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, North Carolina
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon
I tried to pee in my wetsuit but I just couldn't make it happen ... I guess it takes practice!  Sounds like you had a great race and a good time.  Me too.
2007-06-18 8:53 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: RE: 5430 Sprint Triathlon

Great race.  I'm with you, when I got out of the swim, I didn't feel like running up to T1 either.   I agree with everyone else, let it go in the wetsuit. 

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