Wasaga Beach - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Wasaga Beach, Ontario
HSBC Multisport Canada Triathlon Series
17C / 63F
Total Time = 2h 41m 33s
Overall Rank = 62/182
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/18
Pre-race routine:

I drove out to the race course on Friday night as I only live 40 minutes from Wasaga Beach. I picked up my race kit and looked over the course with my 2 boys. We figured out most of the lay out of the course.
Saturday morning woke up at 7:00 am had breakfast...bowl of ceaeal, cup of java and a lage mug to go. In the car at 8:00 there ay 8:45.
Set up my transition area and went to get marked and pick up my timing chip. The timing chips were delayed till another race was over. NP though, got my chip at 9:30 ish and went and put on wet suit
Event warmup:

did a small swim just before the race started, maybe 100 meters, but enough to get use to the water temp (was real nice).
  • 36m 6s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

I had planned to swim between 35 and 40 minutes so I was happy with my time. I had to stay possitive as the next wave started passing me at about the 400m marker, I just kept telling myself to race my own race and not worry about those passing me. I had to do this again when the 3rd wave went past me as well.

What would you do differently?:

practice more to get faster
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s

It was a long run to T1, through some loose sand and over a parking lot then through some more loose sand. hard to run through
What would you do differently?:

need to practice getting the suit of beter. got stuck on my ankles.
  • 1h 12m 44s
  • 40 kms
  • 33.00 km/hr
What would you do differently?:

nothing, I enjoyed this distance as it let me get into a rythem.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

my sunglasses fell of and away from me while I was putting on my shoes. Lost a few seconds tring to grab them and put them back on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 42s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 46s  min/km

It took my till Km 4 to get my running legs under me and feeling great. From there it was a nice run. Great view of the lake
What would you do differently?:

bricks / bricks / bricks and more bricks
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, found wife and kids. light stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

just too slow in the water

Event comments:

Loved the course

Last updated: 2008-08-21 12:00 AM
00:36:06 | 1500 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 155/182
Performance: Good
Suit: ironman wetsuit
Course: In a river, 2 laps of 750m. low current
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0C / 0F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:44 | 40 kms | 33.00 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 35/182
Performance: Good
heart rate I tried to keep it around 81 to 85%.
Wind: Some
Course: It was changed over the last two weeks. I had come up two weeks ago to ride the course and found that it came to a gravel section at the 10 Km marker. It was supose to be a "P" shaped but they changed it to a out and back. I had riden the course then so it really helped me out to know what to expect. Part were just paved so really smooth and nice to ride on, other were not and for a short section really bumpy. A couple of small "bumps" to ride up and I was able to past 5-6 people at a time. I had only one rider past me on the course which I felt great about cause I was passing alot of others
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:47:42 | 10 kms | 04m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 48/182
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loops of 5km along sandy beach to a board walk then more sandy beach (100m) then along paved path to park with dirt path then onto a road which looped back to the paved path. One small hill at km 3.5/8.5
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4