Wasaga Beach Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Multisport Canada
21C / 70F
Total Time = 1h 25m 53s
Overall Rank = 92/346
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/34
Pre-race routine:

Got there nice and early.
Event warmup:

Was able to do a short warm up swim.
  • 16m
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters

I think the warm up swim really made a difference. I felt relaxed and by bilateral breathing was good. The course itself is really shallow. From the wading start we had to cross abut 3 knee deep sandbars so there was a lot of runing in water and dolphin diving before the real swimming started. Same on the way back expect had to run right back to the beach. I would estimate we had to run in the water for about 100M to start and about 200 meters to exit the water. I think I heard one of the officials say the 750M was measured excluded the sand bar areas at the start and end.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

Forgot to take timing chip off my ankle so I had to push my leg back through the wetsuit, take the chip off and then remove suit. Good running mount, but I am using running shoes. Quiet a run up the beach, across the road and through the transition area. This is the longest run in transition for me so far.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to remove timing chip
  • 40m 27s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.67 km/hr

Still on the mountain bike. Slicks seem to be alot smoother and definately quieter. My computer wasn't working. I must have forgot to adjust the magent when I put my tire back on. I didn't have any pacing or speed information so I just had at 'er. I thought with the cages and new slicks I would have been faster.
What would you do differently?:

check computer
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Nice easy transation. Rack bike, remove helmet and run. Still a fairly long run from bike course ~125m and to run course ~150m.
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 33s
  • 5.3 kms
  • 04m 49s  min/km

I felt that I was out of breath for most of the run. Couldn't seem to find my breathing rhythm at all. My time was slower then I expected.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Maybe more bike training to come into the run in a little better condition.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking, loaded bike into the truck and walked back the finish to wait for Diane. Pizza, banana, begal, watermellon and 2 bottles of water after race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More swim training, mountain bike, something was off on the run. Hey first year of tris so I now have a baseline to improve.

Event comments:

Overall a good time. Stayed for the awards this time to see what it was like. I enjoyed it.

Last updated: 2009-08-28 12:00 AM
00:16:00 | 750 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/34
Overall: 119/346
Performance: Good
Suit: Bare 3/2 mill scuba suit
Course: Georgian Bay. Triangle course
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:45
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:40:27 | 20 kms | 29.67 km/hr
Age Group: 27/34
Overall: 167/346
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Road. Relatively flat. One steep but short hill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:33 | 05.3 kms | 04m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 10/34
Overall: 54/346
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice course. surface varied from ashphalt to boardwalt to trails. A few areas for sand. Probably not ideal for speed.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4