Splash, Pedal & Gasp - TriathlonOlympic

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Lethbridge, Alberta
Runner's Soul
7C / 45F
Total Time = 2h 54m 40s
Overall Rank = 41/79
Age Group = 30 - 39
Age Group Rank = 4/16
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal with pecans, raisins and flaxseed.
Gave myself 45 min. to get ready to leave... opened mother's day cards. :)
Got to race about 7:30, didn't want to be there too early.
Event warmup:

dynamic warm ups, 300 m swim
  • 30m 23s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

This was a terrible swim for me! People were swimming on my legs, and over me, so I finally gave up just to get some space. Ended up 10/12 in my lane pulling the two men behind me for most of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more aggressively and be sure my time is accurate.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Slow transition, probably about 5 min, but glad I took the time to put extra clothes on. Got my shirt and jacket on, but forgot my HR moniter, so had to readjust a little.
  • 1h 28m 46s
  • 40 kms
  • 27.04 km/hr

Went at mostly a comfortable pace, often noticed my HR falling below 145, so would ramp it up until my legs started to complain. Pretty cold and wet, feet were freezing.
No one around me to pace.
Some wind coming back into town.
What would you do differently?:

Go harder, I was kind of lollygagging.....
Transition 2
  • 00m

Pretty slow again... took off my jacket, fingers were too cold to tighten my laces.

  • 55m 31s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 33s  min/km

Actually took my shoes off to see if I had put my orthotics in the right shoes... my feet were so frozen my shoes felt awful!
If I was lollygagging on the bike, I really lollygagged on the run. But I enjoyed it. I was comfortable and having a good day, so thought I'd leave it at that. Needed a good day on this race after last year's disaster.
Walked the water stations.
HR avg. about 150, so I wasn't exactly pushing it!

What would you do differently?:

Run harder... :)
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold and rain... brrr...
Mindset too I think. I just wasn't into going hard and part of it may have been that I knew the top to women in my age group were really fast.

Event comments:

This a really well organized event and the volunteers are great. Unfortunately it's always freezing!
I'm getting more consistent.. I'm gaining on the bike instead of losing now, so that's progress!

Last updated: 2008-03-03 12:00 AM
00:30:23 | 1500 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/16
Overall: 44/79
Performance: Below average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:28:46 | 40 kms | 27.04 km/hr
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 44/79
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 96
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:55:31 | 10 kms | 05m 33s  min/km
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 44/79
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back down to the riverbottom and climb back out a really nasty hill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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