Wasaga Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
The Multisport Canada Triathlon Series
8C / 46F
Total Time = 1h 21m 26s
Overall Rank = 46/355
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/38
Pre-race routine:

Camped at Heidi's the night before. Relaxed on Friday, couple of beers. Up early on Saturday to drive to Wasaga. Registered, set up transition area then off to the start.
Event warmup:

No real warm up. Jumping jacks and running on the spot but mostly to keep warm.
  • 19m 43s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters

The water felt very cold at first. I thought it would be warmer so I didn't wear a wetsuit. I thought I did a lot better than my time. I even investigated to see if there was a timing error. I guess I was a little too comfortable and needed to pick up the intensity.
What would you do differently?:

More swim practice. Pick up the intensity.
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

Above time does not include run up from beach with was time separately. Good transition. Swerved a little on my mount but overall OK.
  • 34m 59s
  • 20 kms
  • 34.30 km/hr

Really good bike. I was happy with my average speed and very proud of an overall of 16.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work hard.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Happy with transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 52s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 46s  min/km

Had a moment about halfway where I though I was going to puke. Dialed it back a little, recovered and was able to pick it up for the last KM. I would have liked to go a little faster below a 4:30 pace. No drinks.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Biggest factor was probably pushing hard on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to the bridge to see if I could find my bar end cap. No luck.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just training. Looks like my biggest weakness is my swim and I plan to work on that over the winter.

Event comments:

Good event. Well organized. The delay to give the people who arrived late time to register so I think it was justified. I will do it again next year and hope to see an improvement.

Last updated: 2010-03-20 12:00 AM
00:19:43 | 750 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 28/38
Overall: 212/355
Performance: Below average
Suit: None
Course: Knee high wading start. Run in water until it was deep enough to swim. I cold see the bottom for the entire swim and used the sand patterns to keep me straight.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:59 | 20 kms | 34.30 km/hr
Age Group: 5/38
Overall: 16/355
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back. More bumpy roads than I remember. Lost a handlebar end plug on the first corner after the bridge. Not sure why but it just flew off. Mostly flat with a few steep hills.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:52 | 05 kms | 04m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 12/38
Overall: 72/355
Performance: Below average
Course: Asphalt, boardwalk, trail, sidewalk. Good variety of surfaces. I wouldn't be surprised if the course was longer than 5km.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3