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Parker, Colorado
United States
Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 12m 43s
Overall Rank = 38/535
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/56
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 7:00 AM, ate a bagel. I got to the transition area by 7:50 and was able to find a good spot close to the bike exit.
Event warmup:

I wasn't scheduled to swim until the final heat, so I went upstairs into the parker rec gym, stretched out and rode a spinner bike.
  • 07m 29s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

I've swam faster, but my goal was not to push it too hard, I basically wanted to save myself for the bike
What would you do differently?:

train some more
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s

This transition included a .1 mile run from the pool. I had a little trouble putting on my skull cap, my helmet was also stuck in my aero bars. Overall I felt like I did ok here.
  • 36m 39s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.28 mile/hr

I wanted to do 21mph and succeeded. However I started to cramp up a bit on the last hill.
What would you do differently?:

maybe take some salt pills prior to the race?
I need a new bike!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

by now my calves were cramping real bad
What would you do differently?:

I don't know
  • 25m 19s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

my calves cramped for the first 1/2 mile, so I basically had to try and run like a duck, lol.
Once my legs adjusted to running, I really dug deep, with a goal of finishing the run in under 26 minutes. This was my best 5K performance in a triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to run in the off season, 10 -13 miles a week just doesn't cut it.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

not training enough for the run, and my bike.

Event comments:

My goal was to place in the top 3 in the Clydesdale division. I came in 2nd.
I might have done a little better if I kept up my training since completing the 5430 long course.
However I improved my time by 5 minutes from last year, so all in all, it was a good race

Last updated: 2007-05-13 12:00 AM
00:07:29 | 500 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/56
Overall: 22/535
Performance: Average
I had the lane all to myself. I think most of the people in my heat probably went earlier in the fast lane
Course: this time included a short run to the timing mat just outside of the pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:36:39 | 13 miles | 21.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/56
Overall: 30/535
Performance: Good
I think my heart rate was maxed
Wind: Some
Course: out and back
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:19 | 03.1 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/56
Overall: 123/535
Performance: Good
I brought along my garmin to help me keep pace, it had the distance closer to 3.1. I think my heart rate was maxed.
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-10 9:27 PM

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Parker, CO
Subject: Fall Frenzy Triathlon

2007-09-10 10:44 PM
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Denver CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Congrats with the podium in the clydesdale division! Good job. Solid race overall.
2007-09-11 8:06 AM
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Madison, CT
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Nice race and congrats on the 2nd place!  You're a fast swimmer.  I need your swimming talent because I always get so frustrated in the water.
2007-09-14 9:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Great job at the Fall Frenzy. Very fast on the bike and I can't even imagine swimming that fast!
2007-09-14 10:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Wow! Great time considering you were cramping up and all. I have a goal to get down to 8:00 in the pool, but you would still lap me !!

Congrats on your Silver!
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