Welland Triathlon - Triathlon

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Welland, Ontario
Multisport Canada
18C / 64F
Total Time = 2h 04m 46s
Overall Rank = 97/142
Age Group = Female 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, showered and had breakfast (muesli pita, small banana, peanut butter, coffee). My gear bag and bike were ready from the night before, just had to wake my partner up and off to Welland we went. We left Mississauga at 5:50 and got there shortly before 7:00.
Event warmup:

I would have liked to warm up in the water a bit but it was a little cool out of the water for me to stand around in my wet wetsuit waiting for the race to begin. I settled for dynamic stretches instead.
  • 17m 55s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

The swim start was a time trial one which kind of made it easier for me to find my pace on the first 200m; each racer left at a 5 second interval. There was a bit of a current but I was able to manage. I had to stop a couple of times to re-align myself as I didn't get to work on my navigation skills much during my two OWS practice sessions. The water was warm and I am now wondering if I would have done better without my wetsuit. Overall, I was pleased with my first competitive OWS.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, practice, practice!!!
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

I was surprised at my transition time, I didn't think I would have done as well as I did with the wetsuit on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 40s
  • 30 kms
  • 31.76 km/hr

Overall a good bike segment. I had Warren's Zipp wheelset on and that helped a lot. I used the big chainring on about 85% of the ride. I lost my focus a couple of times but managed to get back on track. My shoes were clipped in already and I didn't struggle hopping on the bike as much as I did in Montreal last May.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Another good transition for me, even if I had to put my running socks on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 57s
  • 7.5 kms
  • 06m 16s  min/km

I did not expect to have a great run. Because I had been sick for the most part of June, I wasn't up to par with my running abilities. My race goal was to complete the run in 50:00 and I ended up finishing under that time so I'm happy with that.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, the bronchitis was something I had no control over during training.
Post race
Warm down:

Few stretches while waiting in line for food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Only had a week and a half to train for my run after being sick and recovering for three.

Event comments:

This race was very well organized, I had a great time doing it and I will certainly do this one again next year.

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Last updated: 2007-01-20 12:00 AM
00:17:55 | 750 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 62/142
Performance: Average
Suit: Full sleeve
Course: Rectangular course in the Welland Recreational Waterway.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 23F / -5C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:40 | 30 kms | 31.76 km/hr
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 75/142
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat and fast out and back on open country roads, with some crosswinds and headwinds.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:57 | 07.5 kms | 06m 16s  min/km
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 125/142
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat out and back course along the Welland Recreational Waterway, just a couple of small hills to climb.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5