City of Rockingham Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Rockingham, Western Australia
Total Time = 1h 19m 13s
Overall Rank = 90/400
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 11/40
Pre-race routine:

Drove down early, got set up chatted to a couple of people and drank my Up & Go.
Event warmup:

  • 14m 46s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

Long run in the water to find a spot to start swimming, could feel my legs working hard so didn't try too hard to keep up with anyone.

When we were finaly swimming it was a tough tough swim, the water was calm, but I have never had so much contact in a swim before, lots of elbos and fists and feet flying around, only managed bits of comfy swimming at a time. Hard work around the first bouy, then it seemed to thin out a bit, and had it easy to the next bouy...then it was hard work all the way in to shore for me...I can only greath on my left side, and every breath I took the wind would blow the chop and spray right into my mouth, felt sick and swallowed about 2L of salt water, struggled through thou and came out of the water feeling ok, but abit tiered.

Looked down to see my time and realised I had forgotten to start my watch...bugger, saw what looked like plenty of people in front of me so figgured it was just another average swim and I would be close to last out...I was amazed when I got to transition to find it was still FULL...Even more amazed when I saw the results and found that I was 12th in my age group out of 40...still can't beleive it, very happy thou!
What would you do differently?:

Other than remember to start my watch...I have to learn to breath on both sides, will have to talk to my coach about swimming coaching?

Didn't feel like I had done anything special in this swim, but it is the first time I have averaged under 2min/100 in a race so what ever I did I have to try and do it again!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Good transition, but did take a bit of time getting race number belt on and gells in my pocket, have to figure a better way of doing that.

Had my shoes on the bike again and it worked really well, overtook about three people at the bike start while the fumbled trying to get on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Work on setting up race belt and a better spot for my gell than my back pocket
  • 36m 49s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.59 km/hr

Was a slow ride for me really, rode in bursts today, sometimes i thought ok push it i'm feeling good, other times it was just a sunday morning ride, not consistant.
What would you do differently?:

Consentrate thoughout the whole ride. Push hard.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Fairly good transition, was pretty quick really, leaving the shoes on the bike makes a big difference.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 36s
  • 6 kms
  • 04m 36s  min/km

The run let me down today...was in a good rythem, but it was just too slow, felt good in patches and rubbish in others. Heading for the end after the last turn I got frustrated with myself and thought bugger it, I am going to run as hard as I can to the finnish line, if you feal crap bad luck, it will be over in 5 sort of worked, but I know if I could get my head right I could run alot faster.
What would you do differently?:

Everything!...I have lots of work to do on my running, hopefully thats one area a coach can help!
Post race
Warm down:

Ate fruit and drank water, did some streching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The run...

But I was 11th in my age group, never thought I would finnish that high, so I guess I am happy with where I am at the moment.

Event comments:

These guys always run a good race and other than the run length this was great.

Last updated: 2007-12-09 12:00 AM
00:14:46 | 750 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/40
Overall: 87/400
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Out right turn, right turn in
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:49 | 20 kms | 32.59 km/hr
Age Group: 10/40
Overall: 100/400
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Out and back 2 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:36 | 06 kms | 04m 36s  min/km
Age Group: 24/40
Overall: 194/400
Performance: Below average
Course: One lap loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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