UBC Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Vancouver, British Columbia
UBC Triathlon Club
8C / 46F
Total Time = 3h 10m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Wow, it was an early start this morning. After hitting snooze once I made it down to the blender to mix up a protein smoothy. Drank that along with eating a banana before going and waking Dh and pulling three sleeping kids out of bed and into the van for the drive out to UBC. A quick stop at Timmy's for the kids breakfast and we're off.
Event warmup:

Warm up consisted of riding herd on three excited and energy filled kidlets. They seemed to be going in 5 different directions at once. lol
  • 34m 54s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I struggled with my breathing for the first half of the race, but was able to make it through without having to stop at all so I was happy with that. I hit my hand on the lane lines a few times and have a lovely bruise to show for it.
Transition 1
  • 05m

This is my first triathlon so I have no comparison on transitions, but felt it went pretty well fo rthe number of layers I wanted to stay warm during the bike. HMMMM let's play count the layers. 1,2,3,4 on top...1,2 on the bottom. lol CAn you tell I hate to be cold !!!
What would you do differently?:

Skip a layer of clothes
  • 1h 26m 59s
  • 40 kms
  • 27.59 km/hr

I really need to practice working with my gears. I didn't have a clue. Definitely showed that I have only been on a road bike for a few months, but felt really good overall.
Transition 2
  • 03m

Again I think inexperience here showed as I didn't want so many layers and the layer I wanted off was the bottom one. lol
What would you do differently?:

Go out on the bike with less clothing on
  • 59m 38s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 58s  min/km

This was my worst leg of the race. I don't know what happened, but I just couldn't get into a good rythym. My breathing was terrible and I my heart rate was way to high. I lost a lot of time here.
What would you do differently?:

I will definitely have to train more with bricks of bike/run. I had been doing a lot of swim/bike as I thought that would be harder, but I can see that isn't the case for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Again with chasing a 2,3 and 6 year old around the UBC campus. We went up and down "the hill" quite a few times. Threw in a few stretches for good measure and then if you can believe it went swimming. lol MY daughter had lessons that afternoon and wanted to swim before hand so I had to be in the pool with her.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think the cold damp air really affected my lungs and I just couldn't make the run happen for me today.

Event comments:

Overall I had a great time at this race. It gave me a good idea of how the sport works and the things I really need to work on to improve next time. I was happy with how positive I stayed even when I tanked on the run.

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Last updated: 2008-03-04 12:00 AM
00:34:54 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:26:59 | 40 kms | 27.59 km/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/
Wind: Little
Course: This was a great course for my first Olympic event. A nice downhill grade, slight uphill rise. Perfect.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:59:38 | 10 kms | 05m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4