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Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Aurora, Colorado
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 24m 27s
Overall Rank = 243/487
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 17/43
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race. Regular Power bagel and banana. Gel 15" before swim.
Event warmup:

None. I'm not really a warm up girl.
  • 08m 12s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

Awesome swim. It was a timed start with someone starting every 5 seconds. I passed at least 20 people on this swim. I felt like a machine. I did away with the fast and furious and just kept with my deep pull and long glide. My water time was 6:32, which I'm thrilled with. The chip time included a long run up a hill, which I'm never good at, and a wetsuit stripper.

Note to friends - I actually swam a straight line and had great sighting! No more left pull!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Sprint faster up the hill, maybe?
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Good T1 for me. One of the faster times out of all the women. I did have a bit of trouble getting my foot onto the pedal when I'm wet. I have LOOK Pedals and have found this to be true every time. They slip and flip around on me. I might have to investigate a new set of pedals.
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 37s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.14 mile/hr

This bike time is downright pathetic! I was faster at Danskin 3 years ago! There I did this in 40:46, on an ill-fitting bike, and with 3000 other inexperienced bikers! I have no one to blame but myself, as my bike training time has been seriously slacking. I forgot how big these hills were.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills! That is my goal for the next month, before Crescent Moon. I have revenge to seek on September 18th!
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

Good T2 again. I am glad I've finally got these down. This felt slow to me, but the time is up in the top 5 of every age group. I always thought transition times didn't make that big of difference, but they do once you get faster and a matter of minutes really can make a place difference.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

This is a decent run time for me. I could have ran faster but I have this bad habit of "saving some for later". On a sprint, I can't say I really need to do that. I had enough at the finish to out-sprint some guy for 100 yds. I have always looked at those people and said, "If she can sprint like that, she should have run faster." Well, that was me at this race.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster the entire thing. I think I need to do some training that will help me keep my tempo even during the entire run. I feel I can run 9:00 miles consistently, but I always run these huge negative splits.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked off my sprint heart-explosion. Cheered Velocomp and PearlDad on and then had lunch with them and PearlDad's family. Headed home early.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor bike training!

Last updated: 2007-08-18 12:00 AM
00:08:12 | 547 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 10/487
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: out an back triangle style.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:44:37 | 12 miles | 16.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/43
Overall: 0/487
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back on some pretty monster rollers.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:34 | 03.11 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/43
Overall: 0/487
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on concrete trail with slight rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-08-21 6:01 PM

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Littleton, CO
Subject: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon

2007-08-21 9:12 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Yes they finally posted results!  Way to go girl.  It was nice meeting you!
2007-08-22 7:14 AM
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Centennial, CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Good job Mel.  It was fun hanging with you and Josh out there.  Way to go on the swim and I thought you run was pretty good.  Guess with your swimming straight you don't need me anymore.   Just kidding, get that bike in shape for the crescent moon.  On that note, let me know if your available for a Friday Morning Ride.  Good job.
2007-08-22 6:43 PM
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Denver CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Great race. Have you ever tried having your pedals already clipped in on the bike. Works very well for me. It seems much easier to me to get into the shoes on the bike then run with them and try to clip them in.
2007-08-29 5:16 PM
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Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Rattlesnake Sprint Triathlon
Happy for you that you got to get out of the OLY and into the Sprint.  Hopefully you can build up the hill work by Crescent Moon.  
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