Welland Triathlon - Give-It-A-Tri - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Welland, Ontario
Multisport Canada
70F / 21C
Total Time = 46m 8s
Overall Rank = 23/152
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/?
Event warmup:

Small 10 min. jog followed by 10 min. of Yoga.
  • 09m 21s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters

I was actually starting to smile while still swimming. Had to close my mouth. Such a vast difference from previous race.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Continue to train the swim more often to increase my open water time to meet my lap times.
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

Smooth. No wet suit to take off. NO socks to put on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 49s
  • 10 kms
  • 28.82 km/hr

Was going as fast as my little legs and Hybrid mountain bike could carry me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I could do unless I had $2000+ to compete with the other racers in my category..lol
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Had one racer in front just at bike dismount. Didn't want to pass him so I slowed down until we left transition on the run and then passed him. Maybe could of gone faster but I didn't make any enemies either...;)
What would you do differently?:

  • 11m 6s
  • 2.5 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

Was running alone until 1/2 way then I caught up and passed one competitor. Sailed the rest of the way and posted a PB run.
What would you do differently?:

I tried pushing the pace early to settle into the groove but I think I could of pushed a little harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I swam just to be comfortable. After the disaster I had the previous race I wanted to finish the swim and still want to race...lol.
With such a flat course the obvious difference in bike tech was overwhelming. I rode a blazing fast 28.8k (for me)and I was 9th in my category. The guy who finished just ahead of me was 2.5kph faster and resulted in 2:13 quicker.

Event comments:

I received a third place finish medal in my age category (40-44). Also won a Timex Ironman wrist watch as a door prize. Had a great day and felt fantastic about my race.

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Last updated: 2011-04-02 12:00 AM
00:09:21 | 400 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/?
Overall: 39/152
Performance: Good
Suit: no
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:20:49 | 10 kms | 28.82 km/hr
Age Group: 9/?
Overall: 37/152
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Very Flat main roads course. Had to slow down at intersection for oncoming cars just once.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:11:06 | 02.5 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 6/?
Overall: 24/152
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5