Waikiki Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Waikiki, Western Australia
Tri Events
22C / 72F
Total Time = 1h 11m 44s
Overall Rank = 170/331
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 23/38
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4am to leave by 4.30am, I don't get up this early for work!
Pick friends up on the way as their daughter is doing the enticer.
Event warmup:

None, just mingled.
  • 14m 20s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

Last years time: 13.15 (I am sure this was not 750m)
This years goal: 15.00
This years time: 14.20

First 500m: 8.48
Second 250m: 5.32

This was a hard swim, particularly on the legs going out because it was only knee deep. I didn't have a good swim and could have done a lot better.
What would you do differently?:

My mind was not there this morning, (probably too worried about sharks!)
Seriously though I just wasn't motivated, it has been 2 months since I raced last.
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

I couldn't get my damn suit undone! Very simple mechanism but too hard for me today! Getting it off, straight forward!

I also forgot to put my race number belt on, so had to go back and get it!
Stupid mistake.
What would you do differently?:

It's been awhile since I have used my suit, so practice makes perfect!
  • 34m 7s
  • 20 kms
  • 35.17 km/hr

Last years time: 36.11
This years goal: 36.00

Time on computer: 34.07, not bad, good result considering, it was hard and hilly going out into the headwind, got passed a bit but hardly got passed coming back.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my strength and cadence, that is in my planned training so hopefully it will help more for Kelsmcott in 4 weeks time.
Transition 2
  • 00m 22s

Smoooooth! Don't blink or you'll miss me!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing as usual, I love this transition!
  • 21m 33s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 19s  min/km

Last years time: 27.21
This years goal: 24.00
This years time: 21.33

SMOKIN' !! I have never run this fast for 5km before!

Gotta love that result, I felt good and probably could have gone faster, but with nearly 6 minutes faster than last year, I'm happy!
What would you do differently?:

Keep up the training, it seems to be working!
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing, not real big on warm downs, or warm ups for that matter!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wetsuit was an issue.

Event comments:

Last years time: 1.16.47
This years goal: 1.17.00
(No, not a slower time, I just believe the swim was shorter last year)

Beat my goal by 5 mins, purely because of my running, it suffered a lot last year, but not this year! Next year I will crack 1.10.00!

Last updated: 2008-10-16 12:00 AM
00:14:20 | 750 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 25/38
Overall: 234/331
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: 'M' shaped swim with a small beach run in between 500m and then 250m
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 24F / -5C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:07 | 20 kms | 35.17 km/hr
Age Group: 20/38
Overall: 169/331
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: The course is an out and back. Pursuit competitors complete two laps.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:22
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:33 | 05 kms | 04m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 20/38
Overall: 142/331
Performance: Good
Course: The run course is along the dual use path that runs south along the foreshore. It’s a very scenic run course. Pursuit competitors run out two and a half kilometres and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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