Gatorade Queensland Tri Series: Raby Bay Race 6 - TriathlonSprint

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Brisbane, Queensland
USM Events
18C / 64F
Total Time = 30m 2s
Overall Rank = 107/259
Age Group = Female 16-34
Age Group Rank = 9/61
Pre-race routine:

Since my mum was sick, FH and I stayed at home the night before. Had a banana and nutrigrain for breakfast and got on our way. parked in our usual spot and went to transition. It was BLOODY COLD! and a little wet.
Event warmup:

Jogging on the spot. SHIVERING.
  • 04m 30s
  • 200 meters
  • 02m 15s / 100 meters

I felt calm today. The actual race was SOOOOO short I can't remembver much.

I remember tussling with another woman in the water. I remember that even though it was cold I did the whole thing freestyle and it wasn't as cold as yesterday.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster??? that's about it. Technique was good. I didn't panic. :)
Transition 1
  • 00m

I remember seeing EV in transition. Her bike chain had broken and the poor thing had a terrible ride in the rain. She was devestated.

I remember hi-fiving Mr Shield, David Sheild and Peter Shield in the rain. They were the marshalls in transition.

I PRACTISED THE FLYING LEAP during the week and thought I'd give it a go... It was pouring rain when I got out of the water. So practicing it in wet whether this race was out of the question. I did hoever leave my shoes on the pedals. It was a fast transition time. I also put a GILLET on so I wouldn't freeze to death in the cold rain.
What would you do differently?:

Practise the flying leap more.
  • 14m 55s
  • 5 kms
  • 20.11 km/hr

Tried not to come off... DAMN it was a slow ride today. I was more concerned with my safety than getting a good time. The first aiders were working on a girl who'd come off at the hot dog turn. The gillet worked a treat! I didn't feel the cold at all.

Despite the rain I posted a top speed of 40kph.
What would you do differently?:

I was very cautious today. MAYBE I could have gone faster but it was raining and I really didn't want to come off...
Transition 2
  • 00m

It was too dangerous today to practice "leaping off" so I stopped and jumped off the pedals.

The shield family (marshalls) cheered for me again. As I was going out on the run I heard the screech and crash of what sounded like a crash. Everyone encouraged the girl to get back up. She did and crashed again 5 metres later. Peter and david were helping her up again as I yelled encouragement on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Have a go at the leap!
  • 10m 35s
  • 2 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km

It was cold. My shoes were SOAKED and it was still raining. I had no problems keeping cool today. I did have to stop at one point to rety a lace.
Ran past the finish... Ran past the vision tent and everyone cheered for me!! Heard EV from the other side of the course and then heard FH as well

Off I went again in the pouring rain... Kicking up puddles...

I looked at my watch. 7:20am. One of my highschool friends was on the first water station, and I told her I'd be there around 7:20. I was keeping my word. Said hi and kept going.

Cheered for everysingle person I knew on the course. I was HYPED.

saw FH, EV and her dad just before the run turn. THEY WERE GOING NUTS! then all of a sudden VISION was going nuts as well. I must've done okay.
What would you do differently?:

Less cheering... More running
Post race
Warm down:

Sausage sizzle, Gatorade. Debrief and just tried to stay warm!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

It's my favourite course and the extra challenge of completing it in the wet was a real test. :) A great challenge

Last updated: 2007-12-18 12:00 AM
00:04:30 | 200 meters | 02m 15s / 100meters
Age Group: 14/61
Overall: 130/259
Performance: Good
Suit: Optional
Course: J shaped course in the canal
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 71F Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:14:55 | 05 kms | 20.11 km/hr
Age Group: 7/61
Overall: 73/259
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back up the road to the turn off to ormiston house.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:10:35 | 02 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 22/61
Overall: 143/259
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back to raby bay
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4