Caloundra Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Caloundra, Queensland
USM Events
Total Time = 1h 03m 7s
Overall Rank = 592/954
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 59/73
Pre-race routine:

Parents live in Caloundra so dropped off bike into transition and went back to their place for a bite to eat. Wound up almost being late for the race as the kids wanted to come too and were dragging the chain.
Event warmup:

Few quick stretches. Have had bronchitis for last week or two so not 100%
  • 10m 59s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 45s / 100 meters

V slow swim today. I think I might have swum too far (around the wrong buoy).

Was just following other guys though so I guess we all did it, but was 2 min slower than Raby Bay.

What would you do differently?:

Check out the course properly before hand including visualizing the buoys to round
Transition 1
  • 00m

My wife and kids saw me off at the start of the swim and managed to make it round to high-five me coming out of the water. Great stuff!

OK transition
Swigged some water while putting bike shoes on. Once again was too scared to put feet in shoes on the bike so probably cost a bit of time but keener to stay safe.
  • 32m 51s
  • 15 kms
  • 27.40 km/hr

Pretty happy as was 3 min faster than Raby Bay
What would you do differently?:

Definitely need more cycle training
Transition 2
  • 00m

Pretty happy with the transition though was raining pretty hard
  • 19m 14s
  • 4 kms
  • 04m 49s  min/km

Found it pretty hard as plenty of puddles and sloshing shoes.

Was coughing a bit and felt like retching a couple of times ... great days!

What would you do differently?:

Need to do more proper brick session as felt very sluggish off the bike today when was actually pushing harder on the bike
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with Lisa and the kids. Gatorade and fruit

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still coughing from lingering bronchitis.

Would've preferred a dry course, but at least it wasn't too hot!

Event comments:

I would've preferred to beat my Raby Bay time by a bit more but overall wound up having much more fun this time around. Really got into the fun of it all especially with my wife and kids this time around.

Last updated: 2010-10-25 12:00 AM
00:10:59 | 400 meters | 02m 45s / 100meters
Age Group: 59/73
Overall: 259/954
Performance: Average
Course: Down canal and into Pumicestone Passage
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:51 | 15 kms | 27.40 km/hr
Age Group: 59/73
Overall: 351/954
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 3 laps of 5 km course. Out and back course which was pretty flat. Started raining hard during the ride which made me a little wary esp with the corners. Lisa and the kids were perched at the turn-around transition to cheer me on...had me whooping back to them
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:19:14 | 04 kms | 04m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 42/73
Overall: 217/954
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back course. Pretty flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4