Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Multisport Canada
18C / 64F
Total Time = 2h 27m 15s
Overall Rank = 36/309
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 2/7
Pre-race routine:

Got up and had some breakfast, a bowl of Just Right with some Honey Nut Cheerios on top and a cup of coffee. Hour and a half drive out. Got there and set up transition did a jog warm-up and full stretch.
Event warmup:

Jog 2.25K (11) minutes in sweats to warm myself up as it was a chilly morning. Then I did a full stretch while visualizing a solid race.
  • 31m 17s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

I'm not a good swimmer. I felt pretty relaxed in the water here as the waves weren't too bad. I had some trouble sighting on the way in as the sun was in my eyes but otherwise I felt ok
What would you do differently?:

Try to draft a bit more but overall just learn proper technique.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

Had a run in with a guy who decided to cut horizontally accross the mount line and stop so that wasn't cool. Otherwise a pretty standard T1. The zone was pavement which was hard on the feet but they were numb from the cold water so that was ok.
What would you do differently?:

Will be investing in proper Tri shoes because I have mountain biking pedals and shoes so it's tough to have these pre-clipped in and slip on while riding.
  • 1h 14m 39s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.15 km/hr

I hadn't been on my bike for over a week prior to this race (moved out for school) so it was tough getting my riding legs under me. That made this ride tougher than it should have been. I like the hills so I was able to wake my legs up on the climbs and pass some people but my abilities to fight the wind just weren't there.
What would you do differently?:

I would try and get on my bike more frequently in the week prior to the race. Although my schedual leading up to this one just didn't allow me to that was too bad. It was a grind.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

I got disoriented as I entered the T2zone and went the the opposite side before realizing where I was. This cost me some seconds which was too bad but otherwise it went pretty smooth.
What would you do differently?:

I would make sure that I am thinking about my position in the zone prior to dismount so that I don't make another wrong turn. That's the first time I've done that as I am usually around 40seconds in T2.
  • 38m 19s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 50s  min/km

I love to run. As I mentioned before the ride was a grind so as soon as I got my runners on it was game on. This was a course that I could be pretty aggressive with because of the flatness.
What would you do differently?:

I probably would have pushed harder in the first 2k. I hadn't done a brick workout in a couple weeks and this was evident as I ran my first 2k in 4:01 and 4:00 respectively. I usually try to push for 3:50 in those but all in all I was happy with the run because I was able to empty the tank.
Post race
Warm down:

No warmdown (that was a mistake as I am stiff today) but a nice full stretch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training in the 10 days leading up to the race due to school starting and moving out. I just felt out of practice.

Event comments:

The race was well done. The fact that it was directly on the main strip of Wasaga Beach was pretty cool because there was a nice crowd cheering us on. The distance markers on the run and bike were a bit off but otherwise it was well done.

Last updated: 2010-09-12 12:00 AM
00:31:17 | 1500 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 144/309
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full Wet Suit
Course: It was a rectangular course with a long out and back and a short section horizontal to the shore. Pretty decent set up.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:14:39 | 40 kms | 32.15 km/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 89/309
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: The course was pretty decent. Overall I would call it flat although there were 2-3 decent climbs and some rollers in the middle. There wasn't a lot of section guarded by trees so the wind became a factor which made tucking in aeroposition even more important.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:38:19 | 10 kms | 03m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 7/309
Performance: Good
Course: The course was fairly flat but had some sections on sand and trail which always makes traction a bit tougher. It was a 2-loop 5K course and overall pretty good. The distance markings were way off though so that obscured my splits but not a huge deal.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4