UBC Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Vancouver, British Columbia
UBC Triathlon Club
Total Time = 2h 38m 58s
Overall Rank = 45/202
Age Group = 25-29M
Age Group Rank = 13/24
Pre-race routine:

I was sick for 3 days with a cold and sore throat, I also only got 4 hours sleep. Brutal. Got to the race and didn't really want to race, but as soon as I got into the pool area I was pretty pumped to be there.
Event warmup:

No warm-up whatsoever.
  • 25m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

This is the first pool swim I have ever done and they are really different. I underestimated my swim pace on the sign in sheet and said 27 mins so I was caught in behind about four people who were slower than me for the longest time. I think I could have easily swum a 24 mins swim today. Oh well, at least I got in some good drafting.
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself better, although I honestly thought I would be between 26-27 mins.
Transition 1
  • 08m 22s

Transition was long as I had to put on several layers due to the adverse conditions outside. It was raining pretty hard and a little cold and windy so I made sure to get on some tights and long sleeve jersey and jacket. this included a 300 meter run to bike transition from the changing tent.
What would you do differently?:

Probably go faster although I wanted to be comfortable on the bike so I was reasonably content with how it went.
  • 1h 15m 42s
  • 40 kms
  • 31.70 km/hr

I had a great ride for me, I really felt strong the whole way and only got passed by one competitor on the bike. All in all I was very happy with this.
What would you do differently?:

Probably push a little harder in the first lap and drink and eat more!!!
Transition 2
  • 02m

Just left on my jacket and warm clothing for the run, but took a minute or so to throw on my shoes and grab some gloves from my bag.
What would you do differently?:

leave the gloves and ditch the jacket.
  • 47m 48s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 47s  min/km

The run was tough due to my lack of run training because of my IT band problem, when I first started the run course I couldn't feel my feet or lower legs as they were so wet and cold, it was pretty tough, but I finally regained the feeling around the 3km mark. As I approached the 5km I started feeling extremely tired and realised I had not had anything to eat on the bike and I had only had half a bottle of gatorade. So I grabbed a powerbar out of my jacket, ate that, grabbed some powerade from an aid staion and downed that and then I felt good to go, but I had walked for about a minute and that was enough to frustrate me. I was still only passed by 2 people on the run, so that wasn't bad, but I only passed 2-3 people as well, so not that great as this is usually my strength and I wanted to go sub 45 on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure to get in some food and drink on the bike, it didn't hurt me until 5km into the run, but that was enough to do it.
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some oranges, went back into the rec center and jumped in a warm shower, man did that feel good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sick and lack of sleep, plus lack of good solid run training.

Event comments:

This is the first year I have done this race and despite the poor weather conditions it was excellent. I have to say the volunteers were great, being out there despite the crappy weather and cheering us on. Fantastic stuff.

Last updated: 2007-03-12 12:00 AM
00:25:08 | 1500 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/202
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 08:22
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:42 | 40 kms | 31.70 km/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/202
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 4 lap course
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:48 | 10 kms | 04m 47s  min/km
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/202
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5