K-Town Tri - TriathlonOther

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Kingston, Ontario
K-Town Tri
25C / 77F
Total Time = 1h 56m 40s
Overall Rank = 133/271
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 7/21
Pre-race routine:

Ate a power bar and a banana on the way to the race site. Socialized. Was overjoyed to see I had the end spot on the transition rack....lucky me!!! Assigned spots rock!!
Event warmup:

Checked my bike at the car. Ran about 5 minutes. Stretched.
  • 17m 59s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 24s / 100 meters

I love this swim. You feel like you are going on a tourboat ride, relaxing and enjoying the scenery, and then all of a sudden you think "oh yeah, I've got to do a tri now!"
This is the first time I have gotten into the major action of the swim...fought my way through :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I felt I did great!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Did a bit of a skid on my cycling shoes getting onto the bike....put on a bit of a show in front of the crowds :)

I loved my end transition spot!!!!!
  • 59m 14s
  • 30 kms
  • 30.39 km/hr

Wind was on the way out, backwards to the usual Kingston winds. So I saved my energy for the return trip. This route has enough hills to be challenging. They weren't a problem.
I probably lost a good 30 seconds because I had to come to a dead stop because of another rider. We had to go over a causeway and there was traffic on it. It is perfectly safe, but I guess this person was afraid and decided to stop cold turkey right in front of the bridge and walk across. It took me a while to get going to the same speed again. She should have pulled off before the freaking bridge...she must have known before that she didn't want to ride it because we crossed it on the way out!!!
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 39m 28s
  • 7 kms
  • 05m 38s  min/km

I felt great for once...yeah! Actually passing people!
Post race
Warm down:

Greeted my fan club (husband, brother in law and 3 year old niece) Watched my other KMS buddies cross the finish line

Event comments:

This had to be my best race ever...I took 9 MINUTES off last year's time!! Perfect weather, perfect water conditions, very organized race, fantastic food!! I knew a lot of people...what a blast! I had an amazing time!!
Next race....OLY!!!!!! :)

Last updated: 2005-08-01 12:00 AM
00:17:59 | 750 meters | 02m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 0/271
Performance: Good
This was swim time plus T1
Suit: full
Course: Got on the Island Queen double decker tour boat. Watched the long course swimmers finish from the top deck. Rode out on the boat. Jumped off the boat one at a time and swam to the start (not far). Swam into shore and got hauled out of the water by burly men! :)
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 23C / 73F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:59:14 | 30 kms | 30.39 km/hr
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 0/271
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:28 | 07 kms | 05m 38s  min/km
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 0/271
Performance: Good
Time is run plus T2
Course: Out and back. Only one major hill and one long incline.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5