Lake Chaparral Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Calgary, Alberta
20C / 68F
Total Time = 1h 28m 53s
Overall Rank = 52/145
Age Group = 40 - 49
Age Group Rank = 11/24
Pre-race routine:

I've never really had a routine... Got out of bed, ate a little apple cinnamon cherrios and then headed out with Robert (our avid race volunteer, thanks to all of them!!!)
Event warmup:

Walked my bike to transition.. is this a warm-up?
Sat down and watched the Olympics off on their swim... wow there are some fast swimmers out there...
When my time came to get ready I squeezed myself into my wet-suit and headed down to the beach to get acclimatized to the water. Swam a couple of strokes and then waited with the masses close to shore for the starting horn to sound.
  • 14m 34s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster...
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Included in bike on official time, see below for reasoning.

Wetsuit got stuck on my arm

I think my transitions were around 3:45 because I took a quick look at my bike computer time headed into T-2 and it was between 39 and 40 minutes, so I will split this time 2:30 for T-1 and 1:15 for T-2 because of the wetsuit issue in T-1
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to undress myself...
  • 40m 1s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.99 km/hr

Not sure where this came from... should have been able to do better.
What would you do differently?:

Bike a lot faster...
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Included in bike on official time, see T1 for reasoning.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out how to dress myself...
  • 30m 34s
  • 5.5 kms
  • 05m 34s  min/km

Flat, so I should have been able to push harder. A fitness thing I guess.
What would you do differently?:

Run a lot faster...
Post race
Warm down:

Sat in a chair and ate some of the great post race

Event comments:

It seemed as though there was a marshal missing at the turn into Chaparral on the run course. It wasn't very well marked and I saw one person actually miss the turn in and have to turn around to go to the finish line.

Last updated: 2014-08-11 12:00 AM
00:14:34 | 750 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/24
Overall: 43/145
Performance: Good
Stroke, stroke, stroke, site... etc...
Suit: Vortex
Course: Flat and wet...
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 20C / 69F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:01 | 20 kms | 29.99 km/hr
Age Group: 18/24
Overall: 67/145
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 laps around the community and down into the valley. A challenging hill, fun to go down, work to get up (I should probably loose a couple of pounds for next time, will probably make it easier).
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:15
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:34 | 05.5 kms | 05m 34s  min/km
Age Group: 11/24
Overall: 60/145
Performance: Below average
Course: One lap of a flat course around the community.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4