Wasaga Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
HSBC Multisport Canada Triathlon Series
22C / 72F
Total Time = 3h 13m 35s
Overall Rank = 215/248
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/9
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:15. Had oatmeal with blueberries and a soy latte, lots of water. Picked up my friend and drove to Wasaga Beach. We set up our transition areas and walked around trying to keep calm.
Event warmup:

Got down to the beach and swam around. I was a bit freaked out because I had never done an OWS that was this long before.
  • 41m 16s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 45s / 100 meters

Felt my feet and calves cramping up early in the swim, but I just kept breathing through it; however, at the final turn for sure, my right calf completely seized up and I actually screamed out loud. If I didn't have a wet suit on, I think I might have sunk to the bottom of Georgian Bay. My calf is still a mess. I managed to get through it and kept going, but could not find the buoy to save my soul. I saw another swimmer and hoped that they were heading in the right direction. We eventually got to shore. I'm not a very fast swimmer, but I can swim forever, so aside from the leg cramp, it was actually kind of relaxing and fun.
What would you do differently?:

More OWS over the long distance. Take Endurolytes!!
Transition 1
  • 02m 40s

Pulled my goggles and cap into suit, which worked well. Then, hilariously, I started to put on my bike shoes and realized that I still had my wetsuit on! Arggh. Shoes off, wetsuit off, shoes on - no socks...good idea.
What would you do differently?:

Ummm...take off my wetsuit before I put my bike shoes on...?
  • 1h 23m
  • 40 kms
  • 28.92 km/hr

Hoped to catch some of my AG, but didn't see anyone. Those 40+ gals are fast!! Passed a bunch of guys, who eventually all passed me on the run, and passed some younger and older women. Had a good ride, the packed pebble road was irritating, though.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I'd like to break 30k some day (average). Need to have bike refitted into more of an aero position, I think.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

Grabbed a gel, put on my socks and shoes, grabbed a hat and left. Pretty happy with this one.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much.
  • 1h 05m 3s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 30s  min/km

Ummm...what the heck? I haven't run at this pace since I was 30 pounds overweight. Although another BTer's report said it was closer to 11K, which kind of makes me feel better. But, I kept steady and ran the whole thing except walking a bit through the water stations and grabbing Heed.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks, more bricks, more bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Finished. My friend and her family cheered me in. Packed up and grabbed food. Drove back to TO.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just more speed training.

Event comments:

Other than the buoys in the water, it was a great race and well organized. I was disappointed with my run time, but I met my goal of under 3:15. I hope to get closer to 3 next year.

Last updated: 2009-09-04 12:00 AM
00:41:16 | 1500 meters | 02m 45s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 243/248
Performance: Average
Suit: Blue Seventy Synergie
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:23:00 | 40 kms | 28.92 km/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 203/248
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:05:03 | 10 kms | 06m 30s  min/km
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 188/248
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4