Welland Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Welland, Ontario
19C / 66F
Total Time = 2h 03m 40s
Overall Rank = 155/239
Age Group = Women 50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/5
Pre-race routine:

Usual McD coffee and muffin. Hubby drove. We tried to take another route in case of G-20 traffic disruptions and ended up getting lost, seemingly going around in circles forever. Very stressed. When we finally arrived, I had to rush to get bike racked and transition area set up before they clear the transition area. That was the most stressful part of the race.
Event warmup:

No time
  • 17m 51s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

Pathetically slow as usual. One day I'll learn how to swim. I breathe mostly to the right, and everytime I breathe, I don't see anyone. But the few times I breathe to my left, there's a sea of people. This probably means I was way out of line?
However, I really like the course setup, swimming along shoreline in calm waters. And the time trial start is VERY CIVILISED.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim
Transition 1
  • 05m 24s

There was a long run from swim to transition zone, ~400m. But I was prepared and brought along an extra pair of running shoes.
My wetsuit was stuck to my wrist and ankles and I lost A LOT of time struggling and fighting with my wetsuit.
  • 57m 27s
  • 30 kms
  • 31.33 km/hr

About 29.5kph going out, 33.5 coming back.. Used disk cover. Passed a ton of people, some on fancy bikes. Exchanged leads probably 6 times with this 50yr old guy. For some reason, my bike computer was not working. Would probably be able to pace better if computer had worked properly. But HR monitor showed that I didn't slack off, mostly in Z4, so I probably couldn't have gone much faster.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Generally happy.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
  • 41m 40s
  • 4.66 miles
  • 08m 56s  min/mile

Really tired by now. Walked on most hills. This is the longest workout I've done this yr. And I didn't train much the last few wks, so fitness is lacking.
Post race
Warm down:

Hubby and I had lunch at one of our fav restaurant @ a nearby winery. Fantastic!

Event comments:

I stayed for the awards hoping to be 3rd and it was looking good, until the real winner in my AG pointed out that the results are not showing she's in my AG. So I ended up 4th, I pretty much lost it all in transition 'cos I had problems getting the wetsuit off. But I took their biggest draw prize for the day, I was the very last name called, and I won a pair of Zoot race shoes! Yeah!

Hubby and race photographer took lots of nice pix at this race - check this out - http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/photos/photo-thumbnail...

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Last updated: 2010-06-22 12:00 AM
00:17:51 | 750 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 198/239
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: Time trial start. Rectangular course in Welland waterway.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:24
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:57:27 | 30 kms | 31.33 km/hr
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 123/239
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back. Flat and fast.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:40 | 04.66 miles | 08m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 142/239
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4