K-Town Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Kingston, Ontario
Total Time = 2h 32m 24s
Overall Rank = 249/267
Age Group = W45-49
Age Group Rank = 12/15
Event warmup:

None... as soon as we got in the water the starting horn blew.
  • 29m 31s
  • 820 yards
  • 03m 36s / 100 yards

The whole swim was a mental battle not to quit. Every time I tried to swim freestyle the wetsuit felt tight on my neck and I started hyperventilating. Drank a lot of lake water. I couldn't deal with the slightly choppy water and panicked at times, resorting to sloppy breaststroke for most of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Train OWS in the wetsuit prior to the race.
Train in choppy water.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Took my time in T1 to try to get my breathing under control.
  • 1h 15m 36s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 14.79 mile/hr

Had my Garmin on and when I got on the bike my HR was over 150 and my breathing was still labored. Purposely held back to try to get breathing under control. I was one of the last ones out of the water so didn't see too many other bikes ahead of me. Passed a couple mountain bikes and one guy fixing a flat. Tried to push harder on the second half of the bike and did pass a couple more people. My time was 11 minutes slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear the HRM in a race. I was fixated on the HR being too high instead of pushing hard on the bike like I'd planned.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Another slow transition.
  • 47m 18s
  • 4.47 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile

Felt pretty good on this run but didn't push it... after my poor swim and bike I figured why bother. Met a girl who works at the hospital and we ran the second half together. She was doing the duathlon. We spotted someone in her age group ahead of us and I helped her to overtake her and move up a spot in her race. Enjoyed the run, wouldn't say I raced it at all.
What would you do differently?:

Do better in the swim and bike, race the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, talked to a couple people I knew, had some food and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim. Lack of OW wetsuit training. Paying attention to the numbers on the HRM instead of my body.

Event comments:

I'll be back next year.

Last updated: 2008-04-10 12:00 AM
00:29:31 | 820 yards | 03m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 252/267
Performance: Bad
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:36 | 18.64 miles | 14.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/15
Overall: 246/267
Performance: Below average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:18 | 04.47 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/15
Overall: 234/267
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]