Lake Chaparral Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Calgary, Alberta
20.5C / 69F
Total Time = 1h 29m 45s
Overall Rank = 57/145
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 5/11
Pre-race routine:

The usual: light breakfast (oatmeal), electrolytes 2h before, water, coffee 1.5h before. 1GU gel.
Event warmup:

Easy swim for 200m.
  • 16m 11s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

PB for 750m unexpectedly, swam straight, drafted some for the first 200m and more after the half point. I was happy to finish with a group of people and not alone as before :-). I felt good after the swim, not winded at all.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

One lady crashed into me when I was mounting the bike, she did not see me. She fell down right onto my chain, I was glad she did not get hurt. Maybe that is why my gear switching was not smooth after, it was clicking and grinding for a bit at first.
What would you do differently?:

Think less, kept thinking of what I forgot.
  • 41m 9s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.16 km/hr

Grind, click, click, then was ok. Then again shifting was not smooth on the hill and just before the downhill it felt like my derailer was rubbing and could not shift into the harder at gear in the back.

A few people passed me on the uphill, I was mainly sitting down and stood up 2/3 way up.
What would you do differently?:

Practice faster cornering. Smoother gear shifting and of course ride more hills.
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s

Had a good place in the transition zone.
  • 30m 9s
  • 5.5 kms
  • 05m 29s  min/km

Very bricky legs for the first 1km.
Sped up for the last 2km. Light cramp at 4km, managed to keep it under control.
What would you do differently?:

I forgot my GPS, knowing my pace always helps me.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to run more often and add some variety to my running routes (more hills, even little).l

Event comments:

Very happy with the race. Overall 4min faster since last year's race (3min on the swim and 1min on the run). I was aiming to finish under 1:30min and yay! Can train more brick running, it definitely has a big impact. Train more hills on the bike and little hills on the run need more attention. Remember my pacer GPS next time.

Last updated: 2014-07-15 12:00 AM
00:16:11 | 750 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 71/145
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 20C / 69F Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:09 | 20 kms | 29.16 km/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 63/145
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Two loops with a little hill.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:09 | 05.5 kms | 05m 29s  min/km
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 52/145
Performance: Average
Course: One lap around the neighbourhood, mainly flat with a few little ups, which I could feel well on my legs.
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