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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
19C / 66F
Total Time = 2h 53m 16s
Overall Rank = 45/115
Age Group = Women 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/7
Pre-race routine:

Muffin and coffee at McD enroute as usual. Got stuck for an hr on the 400. Called Susan to tell her to let John Salt, race director, know that there's an accident and many people got stuck on the highway. Told her to ask John to keep registration open.
Finally made it to race site ~20' before race start. A little stressed. Had to rush, pick up bib, set up transition, put on wetsuit....

Really happy to make it. Apparently, many people didn't make it to the race in time because of the accident on 400.
  • 36m 5s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

Average swim, slow and steady. I continue to find the long sleeve wetsuit very constricting, and couldn't swim fast in it. But I was able to draft behind a swimmer for ~1/3 of swim. After rounding the last buoy, there was a lot of glare and I couldn't sight easily. There was a little bit more chop too. 33:57 when I stood up, which is a very decent swim for me. There was a long walk in the shallow water to the timing mat, which explained the chip time of 36'. I probably could be ~1-2min faster if I swim harder and ran out of the water faster.

But I'm very happy I was ~3min faster than last yr. My swim has definitely improved this yr.
What would you do differently?:

Swam harder and ran, instead of walk, out from the shallow water.
Transition 1
  • 03m 18s

Suit stuck to my heels, as usual.
  • 1h 15m 25s
  • 40 kms
  • 31.82 km/hr

I hammered on the bike but only got 2nd AG. 1st AG 38" faster.
~5min faster than last yr.

What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 32s
  • 57m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

1st AG on the run on a rather slow pace. ~half a min slower than last yr.

Post race
Event comments:

7min faster than last yr. 2nd AG and a PB for Oly tri - 2:53:15. Might have clinched the Multisport Series Championship and also won the bike category (Trico bike case) for the Triple Race Challenge. Very happy.

This is the coolest tri venue, lots of spectators, tons of atmosphere.
Perfect weather, 2nd yr in a row.

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Last updated: 2011-08-26 12:00 AM
00:36:05 | 1500 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 73/115
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot long sleeve
Course: Triangular on Georgian Bay
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:18
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:25 | 40 kms | 31.82 km/hr
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 27/115
Performance: Good
Avg HR = 149
Wind: Little
Course: This course is no longer flat.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:57:01 | 06.21 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 55/115
Performance: Average
Avg HR = 149
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5