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Parker, Colorado
United States
Fall Frenzy Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 09m 14s
Overall Rank = 23/535
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/56
Pre-race routine:

My wave wasn't supposed to start until 10:45, so Ken and I got to the race site at 9:00am. People were leaving transition with their stuff while we were setting up. Found a spot close to the bike in/out.
Event warmup:

Ran around the parking lot for a few minutes, but nothing special here. I didn't bring my HRM for this race. I figured it's going to be near LT for the whole race, so I didn't bother wearing it. And it was........
  • 08m 35s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Found 4 other people with the same projected times. One lady behind me kept touching my toes, so I let her pass me. Otherwise a good swim for me. I got out of the pool at 8.11. I struggled through the final 100 with my breathing. My heart rate shot up after the first 100 and stayed there until I finished the race.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to keep swimming. I shaved close to 2m off of last year's time. Without some serious personal coaching, I think I've reached my limit in terms of improvement.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Long run from the pool to T1. I didn't go all out in either transition, so I lost a little time here.
  • 35m 11s
  • 13 miles
  • 22.17 mile/hr

I didn't feel strong at all on this bike. I struggled up the hills, and did more resting on the downhills where I should have been hammering it. I managed to shave about 15" off of last years time.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

nothing special. Again, I could have rushed it a little more and saved a few seconds.
  • 22m 20s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

The first mile was a struggle. I wanted to stop. I could feel my heart pounding, and tried to lower it by slowing down a little. At the turnaround, I picked up the pace, and pushed it all the way to the finish. Not my best, still working on that. I took off about a minute from last year.
Post race
Warm down:

I met my wife and kids at the finish. Talked to some BT'ers and waited for the results. My first podium, as I took 3rd in my age group.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Total time on my watch was 1:09.15 (roughly 2' better than last year), good for 3rd in my age group. It helped to have a guy in the 35-39 get top 3 overall. The race stats list me as 5th, but the 4th place guy is missing his T1 time, so I should be ahead of him.

I've been in a funk since the 5430 Long Course. I've trained but with no purpose, and my eating habits have sucked big time. I raced 4-5lbs heavier than the HIM. Plus, I think I am coming down with my kid's cold. So, I guess I can't complain with today's race. But that all changes tomorrow, as I start a 9 week program to get ready for the Silverman HIM and I may throw in the Denver Half marathon as a warm-up, so to speak.

Last updated: 2007-05-30 12:00 AM
00:08:35 | 500 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/56
Overall: 0/535
Performance: Good
HR - high
Course: It was an out and back course
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:35:11 | 13 miles | 22.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/56
Overall: 0/535
Performance: Average
HR - higher
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:20 | 03 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/56
Overall: 0/535
Performance: Good
HR - higher still
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-10 10:33 PM

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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: Fall Frenzy Triathlon

2007-09-10 10:39 PM
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Westminster, CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon

way to get out there and race and congrats on the podium!  this should get you energized to stay focus'd for silverman

I'm out in vegas in a few weeks and may bike that course....,

2007-09-10 10:47 PM
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Denver CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
Great job on winning some hardware, you know you have to buy all bt-ers a beer when getting to the podium for the first time right??
2007-09-10 11:10 PM
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Madison, CT
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon

Great job on the podium finish!  I'll take my 9 second victory over you since you've beat me all year.  Even though I'm not doing Silverman I'll still do some training with you.  Let me know when you need some company.  BTW.... that also qualifies you for Nationals Tongue out


2007-09-11 12:13 AM
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Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Fall Frenzy Triathlon
What a race and fighting off a cold too.  Way to go
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