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Thought I'd share pix from a triathlon this weekend. . . (Xpost- Triathlon)(13 posts)

Thought I'd share pix from a triathlon this weekend. . . (Xpost- Triathlon)js5280
May 21, 2003 10:39 AM
Since there has been a few tri posts here in general, I thought I'd cross post this...

These are from the Ordinary Mortals Tri in Pueblo, CO this past weekend. It's a sprint (525m, 12M, 3M) with fairly hilly bike and run course. I managed to beat my time from last year (just barely), but fell short of my goal for this year. Forgive the shameless self-promotion, most of the pictures are of myself because I had a friend there to take pictures. Another friend was there, Michael. We just started a multi-sport club here in north Denver. If your interested, check us out at


Swim leg

Exiting the pool

Thought this was a cool artistic shot. . .

Mounting the bike. . .

Just about finished with the bike leg. Unfortunately I thought I had flatted shortly before this pic, stopped to check, three people passed me, but the tire was fine. D'oh! Next time I ride till I hear rims on the payment. . .

Transitioning to the run. . .

Off running. . .

Finished, but not as fast as I wanted. . .

Michael in T1

Michael starting the bike leg. . .

some tips......african
May 21, 2003 10:48 AM
next time, no socks on the run (train with no socks before hand) don't sit in transition.... stand and get those running shoes on fast (use body glide so the running shoes slide on and prevents blisters). Get a race number belt and don't bother putting on a shirt for a sprint tri. I just saved you about a minute in transition, now go train. Cheers and good luck.
May 21, 2003 10:55 AM
if you are serious about this, might want to get a running coach check out your running form....
Yeah, my thought too. . .js5280
May 21, 2003 1:36 PM
That first pic is pretty ugly. I don't think I usually look that bad, hoping it's just the transition from bike legs to running legs. I think I look okay in the finish picture (upright, hands at waist level, stride looks decent), or do you have some observations? Running is my weakest (typically about a 8:30-9:00 mile) leg and I haven't had really any formal coaching.
Yeah, my thought too. . .ClydeTri
May 22, 2003 4:35 AM
I am not a running coach by no means..but, that one picture showed some ugly form! :)
May 22, 2003 1:29 PM
If you are looking for some improvements to your form, and keep in mind, i am being very general as I have never seen you run,

Go to the library and see if you can find a book on Track and Feild drills.

Commonly known as As, Bs, and Cs...
Simple stuff that will help. (they can look goofy tho)

Anymore specific questions you can email me at

also, get some Yankz, Lace Locks, whatever,tyrius
May 21, 2003 10:59 AM
no need to tie your shoes in transition.
Funny thing, I have those but. . .js5280
May 21, 2003 1:38 PM
I forgot all about them until right before this tri and didn't want to use them untested. They go on my shoes tonight. . .
some tips I got from a real vet.dzrider
May 21, 2003 12:14 PM
1. Dry your feet thoroughly b4 putting on your shoes.

2. For anything under 30 miles ride with running shoes, clips and straps.

3. Always finish the race next to a beautiful woman.
Alas, the women raced Saturday, the men on Sunday :-( -nmjs5280
May 21, 2003 1:40 PM
Need better callouses first!js5280
May 21, 2003 1:32 PM
Can't get away without socks yet, and this is my only Sprint (2 Oly and 1 Xterra this season). I'll have to try it out though and see if I can do it without them.

I agree though on the jersey, I probably wrestled with getting my jersey on for 10-15 seconds because it rolled up in the back on me. I plan to move to a singlet because of the sun protection and I don't want to scare small children ;-) Excellent suggestions though, I will have to incorporate those. . .
Did you list your time? What, about 1:30?curtybirdychopper
May 21, 2003 12:20 PM
Did i miss your time somewhere? anyway, i've never done a pool triathlon; do they have people counting laps. no way i could ever keep good count of my laps in a pool, my mind always wanders.
Nope, 1:16:50. . .js5280
May 21, 2003 1:53 PM
10:50, 38:36, 27:25, 1:16:51. The transitions are both in the bike time. Down from 1:17:10 last year. I was shooting for 1:12:00-1:15:00 and would of been there except that stop on the bike leg, and my run was 1:33 slower this year. I'm typically mid-pack on the swim, top third on the bike, and bottom third on the run. I really don't like running all that much, kind of a necessary evil IMO. Wish they had Swim/Bike/Swim Du's ;-)

The have a lap counter (3 in a lane with different color swim caps) who puts a red kickboard on the wall for the last length. It works out well even if you lose track of your laps. Just to coordinate with your lane buddies so the fastest goes first or else you tap the person's foot and they have to let you pass at the next wall. They group people in lanes based on your estimated swim time so things run smoothly.