Tauranga Half Ironman - Triathlon

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand
24C / 75F
Total Time = 6h 18m 25s
Overall Rank = 523/610
Age Group = 4549
Age Group Rank = 21/24
Pre-race routine:

breakfast, rehydration salts
Event warmup:

stretched and arm warm ups
  • 39m 29s
  • 2000 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

Happy enough with swim performance given the strength of the current and visibility of the buoys. Probably swam a bit more than 2k.
What would you do differently?:

find out which way the current is going
Transition 1
  • 03m 49s

shoes on before mounting
  • 3h 22m 51s
  • 90 kms
  • 26.68 km/hr

didn't do enough training for the cycle leg. Only did road training the week before race in Aussie. First lap was good, second was much harder due to the wind and I felt like I was struggling. Perhaps didn't hydrate and eat enough.
What would you do differently?:

More cycle training. More food and drink on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s
  • 2h 10m
  • 21 kms
  • 06m 12s  min/km

First lap was hard, second lap was much better. Suspect I didn't eat and drink enough on the bike leg.
What would you do differently?:

take more food on bike leg
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching, surfing at the beach at Ohope

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of cycle training, uncomfortable left leg around knee and not enough food and water on the bike leg.

Event comments:

The swim course is a bit of a joke as the water is very shallow along one side of the lap so people can actually walk and there are always strong currents.

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Last updated: 2012-12-19 12:00 AM
00:39:29 | 2000 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/24
Overall: 0/610
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: pilot bay strong current and hard to see marker buoys
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:22:51 | 90 kms | 26.68 km/hr
Age Group: 22/24
Overall: 0/610
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: out and back twice along coast, wind got up second lap with strong headwinds on the out lap.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:10:00 | 21 kms | 06m 12s  min/km
Age Group: 16/24
Overall: 0/610
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flat with a few hills around the mount. 2 laps along coast and around mount.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4