UBC Triathlon and Duathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Vancouver, British Columbia
UBC Triathlon Club (Tri BC sanctioned)
3C / 37F
Total Time = 2h 47m 7s
Overall Rank = 104/212
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/19
Pre-race routine:

Woke about 5am, had some oatmeal/protein powder. Double checked equipment. Rode to the race site.
Event warmup:

The ride was 6k, fairly brisk morning...did some stairs and stretching before my heat began at the pool.
  • 36m 48s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 27s / 100 meters

There were 6 heats of about 30-40 competitors and inside each at 10s intervals. I was about the middle of my heat, and it turned out to be a fairly well placed position, after 2 eager beavers zoomed past me and then got log jammed in the next lane, I had open water in front and behind me for the rest of the swim. Probably the most comfortable swim I've had ever.
What would you do differently?:

Felt pretty good, just work on stroke efficiency.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No transition times, so the actual swim and bike times are extended somewhat. Because of the weather, I added a layer just for comfort. I could feel my calves cramping as soon as we left the pool and hit the cold outside. This transition was pretty slow, and unusual based on the weather/time of yr.
What would you do differently?:

Do races in warmer weather!
Suck it up! ;)
  • 1h 18m 49s
  • 40 kms
  • 30.45 km/hr

Didn't hammer - just tried to keep even cadence. Got passed by a few folks, but didn't let it affect me. One guy passed me and thought he'd remind me of the shapely rear end of the lady a few hundred ahead of us, just to keep me going I'm guessing...usually I get a "keep going, you're doing great!" lol
What would you do differently?:

Up the tempo, based upon this stage in the season and my current conditioning, I was ok with this leg.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Another combined transition - my bike time on my computer was closer to 1:16, so I had a pretty decent turnaround I guess. Just had to move the 3 extra bikes that had deposited themselves on my part of the rack that weren't there before.
Headwind on the incline each lap - thank my aero's for their work!
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 32s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 09s  min/km

Tough to get started...maybe 4k's in before I really settled down to a comfortable rhythm. The field was pretty spread out by now, so didn't have anyone to draft off...
Knee started acting up about 7k in, which concerned me, as it has been fine in long runs recently. Finished comfortably without killing myself.
What would you do differently?:

Get some more brick training in.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked off the run, stretched a little, got some fluids and nutrition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold. Level of conditioning at this stage of the season.

Event comments:

Started about 20mins late, and with the heats running the way they do, and not DQing swimmers that don't make the 40min cutoff, there were inevitable delays. Otherwise well laid out, lots of vollies giving directions and cheering you along. Security in transition was excellent, for which I was very impressed and grateful.
Other than it snowing in the days before, which enforced me to taper, the weather wasn't too unpleasant, the road was dry in most places for the bike and run, just the wind had a bit of a bite, but I've been conditioning myself for that riding into work each day, so it wasn't too much of a shock to the system.
Definitely happy with the race and how I felt afterwards, good start to the season.

Last updated: 2006-01-04 12:00 AM
00:36:48 | 1500 meters | 02m 27s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/19
Overall: 133/212
Performance: Good
Suit: Bike shorts
Course: Serpentine course - 8 laps up and back in 50m lane, duck under rope. Jump out, run back to the second lane, complete 7 more for 1500m.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:18:49 | 40 kms | 30.45 km/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/212
Wind: Some
Course: 4 loops of relatively flat road course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:51:32 | 10 kms | 05m 09s  min/km
Age Group: 14/19
Overall: 158/212
Performance: Average
Course: Relatively flat, street course, looping back on itself in various places.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5