City of Rockingham Triathlon - Pursuit - TriathlonSprint

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Rockingham, Western Australia
34C / 93F
Total Time = 1h 12m 45s
Overall Rank = 185/506
Age Group = Male 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/52
Pre-race routine:

2 slices toast - banana/honey and Gatorade
Event warmup:

  • 16m 53s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 15s / 100 meters

I seem to always struggle on the swim.. this time I stayed well away from the pack and ending up drifting off course.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

struggled to get my feet into my shoes whilst on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to improve in getting my shoes on whilst riding
  • 34m 59s
  • 20 kms
  • 34.30 km/hr

felt great on the bike. Passed quite a few - never got passed by anyone. Felt like I wad a lot quicker than the time suggest but I think it included my T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - Bike was great - maybe I should have put Gatorade in my handlebar fluid mount - lacked energy on the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Lost where my bike had to go so double backed. Put my shoes and hat on and was off.
What would you do differently?:

not a lot - it was very cramped in transition so it was hard to find where you bike had to go.
  • 21m 10s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 14s  min/km

This time is wrong - i was a lot slower than it says. I had no energy at all! I struggled keeping a 5m/km pace. Just didnt have the legs - did I over train??? Did I pay the price for the long run and cycle last week. Back to the drawing board :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - I gave it my all - just didnt have the legs in me.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

I dont know??? I was really tired after the swim but felt great on the bike but struggled with my normal pace on the run. During training I am running 5km pace at 4.08 yet today I couldnt run 4.48/km ! Swim has improved but not good enough. Transition should have been quicker after the swim and the stuff up with my shoes didnt help. I think I am going to take a couple of weeks off training and let my body recover and start again in the new year.

Event comments:

Next year I will be back and better prepared .... I will smash 1.10 :)

Last updated: 2009-12-12 12:00 AM
00:16:53 | 750 meters | 02m 15s / 100meters
Age Group: 33/52
Overall: 326/506
Performance: Below average
Suit: Yes
Course: u shape .
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0C / 0F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:34:59 | 20 kms | 34.30 km/hr
Age Group: 14/52
Overall: 118/506
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back - 2 laps
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:10 | 05 kms | 04m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 18/52
Overall: 207/506
Performance: Below average
Course: Out anad back - fairly flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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] 4