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Boulder Peak Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


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Boulder, Colorado
United States
5430 Sports Corp.
93F / 34C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 38m 58s
Overall Rank = 300/1415
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 46/182
Pre-race routine:

Good nights sleep. Woke up and had some cereal along with a sports drink. I got the bike on the rack and left to pick up Ken. Got to the Res at 5:50.


Event warmup:

Not much of a warm-up. I swam a few minutes before my wave. I had some trouble getting my goggles to seal properly.
Swim
  • 32m 4s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards
Comments:

I felt really good on this swim. I only had to stop once to readjust the goggles. I navigated pretty well and thought I had a nice stroke working. But when I got up out of the water, I was disappointed to see 31 and change. I guess I wasn't pushing it enough. I didn't have any problems with the elbow, so I can't use that as an excuse.
What would you do differently?:

Other than spending money on lessons, I don't think there is much I can do. I have made some good progress in my swimming, given I have only been at it for just over a year. Plus, I've already crushed my swim totals for 2006.
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s
Comments:

Pretty smooth getting out of transition, but had a little problem getting my feet in my shoes after the mount. Didn't cost me much time, though.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Bike
  • 1h 13m 20s
  • 26.1 miles
  • 21.35 mile/hr
Comments:

I felt good coming out of T1. I held a pretty good pace on Jay and 36. But Old Stage kicked my butt. I think that took a lot out of me as seen on my run totals. I felt like I got enough fluids and ate Cliff Blocks that were neatly placed on my aerobars (lick and stick). Once over Old Stage, I really cranked it up, but by that time, it was too late for me to hit my goal of 1:10. I passed a ton of people and was passed by only two, one on a very nice looking gold and black GURU. Overall, pretty happy with the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe put on a different cassette. The 11-23 made me work my butt off to get over the hill.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

I was a long ways from the bike in so this was a pretty good time considering.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Run
  • 51m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

This is where the wheels fell off. I can't figure out if I didn't take in enough fluids on the bike, if it was the heat, if it was the training, or a combination of all of the above. But whatever it was, this was a very poor run. I couldn't get the legs moving. The heat was bothering me. I poured water over my head at every aid station, and it felt so good. I also had a water bottle in my hand. I had to stop 2-3 times to recover. Did I mention the heat?
What would you do differently?:

I guess maybe do longer bricks in the heat to get more accustomed to the weather.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of water on the head to cool off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More focused training and the heat......This was my first OLY, so I am pretty happy with how it went, considering. Now on to my first Half in 3 weeks.

Event comments:

Awesome race.




Last updated: 2007-01-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:32:04 | 1640 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/182
Overall: 782/1415
Performance: Good
max HR 166 avg 133
Suit: 2XU Comp 1
Course: counter clockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:13:20 | 26.1 miles | 21.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/182
Overall: 171/1415
Performance: Good
avg HR 151 max 169
Wind: None
Course: The only thing that needs to be said....Old Stage
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:51:20 | 06.21 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/182
Overall: 396/1415
Performance: Bad
avg HR 157 max HR 170
Course: Out on the damn road and back.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2007-07-22 9:10 PM

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2007-07-23 12:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
Sounds like a good effort in the HEAT! I would definitely change cassettes for that kind of course. I run an 11-26 and can spin up most hills without an issue.

Hoping we get a cloudy day for the 1/2....
2007-07-23 8:55 AM
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Great job on your 1st OLY!  That heat was tough and we all suffered on the run.  Hopefully the long course treats us better.
2007-07-23 11:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
Sounds like a pretty decent race except for the run, but everyone suffered there.  My only thought for us all is heat specific training.  I did a lot of heat specific workouts last year, middle of the day, long sleeves, that type of thing, and it made a big difference in my performance when it mattered.  Still, a pretty good day despite the conditions, so nice work.
2007-07-23 12:12 PM
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Seems like everyone was a little baffled by a slow swim and then got clobbered on the run. Still, those are some great splits for a difficult day. Congrats!
2007-07-23 3:25 PM
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Sorry to hear about your bonkish run... it happens to everyone sooner or later. Its hard to run in the heat... practice running off the bike on really hot days. That's all you can do; you know, get your body used to it. Other than that, congrats on a very solid first OLY. You should feel very good about your overall performance.


2007-07-23 3:44 PM
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Great job on a tough day!
2007-07-23 4:42 PM
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That was your first OLY?? With those results, you'd never know it. Congrats! And if you find someone who actually had a good run yesterday, let me know so I can pump them for advice!!!
2007-07-23 7:19 PM
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Smokin' bike ride. Don't beat your self up about the run. It was a challenge for us all.
2007-07-23 10:27 PM
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For a first oly, that was a great race; heat or not. I personally think the olympic distance is the toughest since it demands that top end effort throughout and it's long enough to make it hurt really really bad.  And an 11-23 had to be tough pushing up Olde Stage, but probably felt great the rest of the way!
2007-07-23 11:00 PM
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Nice work despite the overheating on the run.  Did you drink water or something with electrolytes??  I drank 2 full bottles and if my stomache would have taken more, I should have kept going...  It was BRUTAL, but by the time we all realized it - we all were blowing up!!  Good work anyway!  Keep up the great work


2007-07-24 1:59 PM
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Awesome for your first OLY!!
2007-07-27 8:49 AM
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The heat was tough on us all.  Nice job on the first oly!  The swimming will come.  Trust me! Congrats!
2007-07-27 12:03 PM
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Way to go on the bike!  and if that is crashing on the run, just wait til you have a good one.  Keep it up!
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