Subaru Vancouver International Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Vancouver, British Columbia
Subaru Western Triathlon Series
Total Time = 1h 52m 9s
Overall Rank = 290/298
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 39/40
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, I wasn't feeling hungry so I had a granola bar (210ish calories) and sips of espresso.
Event warmup:

Went into the water to dunk my face in and acclimatize to temperature, as I opted out of a wetsuit. I took a gel before we hit the water.
  • 19m 21s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m 52s / 100 meters

Strong start, no panic, no shock to the water temperature. Was feeling really excited that I was in the process of my first triathlon. Started to get very stressed when I couldn't get to the first buoy, and a girl kept swimming into me, or maybe I was swimming into her. Swam a lot in the wrong direction, current put me quite off course. I hung off a few water crafts for breaks and give myself time to recompose. I considered bailing after I turned the last buoy, but it was too close for me to give up and I really wanted to get on my bike. I pushed through and went for it and didn't stop swimming until my hands hit the sand.
What would you do differently?:

Practice sighting, swimming with currents,
Transition 1
  • 04m 50s

Everything was laid out perfectly, had no trouble at all. I walked all the way to transition to catch my breath. I had set everything up really well for myself.
What would you do differently?:

Had no trouble at all. Maybe I should learn the best way to unrack my bike.
  • 50m
  • 20 kms
  • 24.00 km/hr

I wore sneakers because my clips haven't arrived. I had an absolute blast, we shared a course with the Olympic and Half Iron-ers.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, great start. Great bike ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

I ran down the wrong aisle, so that was dumb and cost me time. The bike racks were also a tight squeeze.
What would you do differently?:

Go down the right aisle.
  • 36m 2s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 19s  min/km

It was a great run, my stomach wasn't handling the Gatorade well, so I was pretty uncomfortable throughout the run.
What would you do differently?:

Stick to nuun water, DON'T drink Gatorade -- it just doesn't work for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out and walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training

Event comments:

I had a great time, the course and volunteers were excellent. I wish I had been able to navigate the water better.. but that was my own fault for not getting into open water more.

Last updated: 2013-06-03 12:00 AM
00:19:21 | 500 meters | 03m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/298
Performance: Bad
Suit: Bathing suit
Course: There were 2 buoys, and we swam counterclockwise.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 04:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:00 | 20 kms | 24.00 km/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/298
Wind: Headwind
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:02 | 05 kms | 07m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/298
Performance: Average
Course: A mix of dirt, trail, sidewalk
Keeping cool Good 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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4