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Lakeside, Ontario
HSBC Triathlon Series
30C / 86F
Total Time = 41m 58s
Overall Rank = 4/95
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early had a shower ate some oatmeal and had a coffee, double checked that I had everything, loaded the bike and left,
Event warmup:

went for a short bike ride and witnessed 2 girls crash hard in another race, helped the one up and moved her bike so no one would get hurt, the paramedics were there in minutes, I think it was just a lot of raod rash but man it was scary to see.

After that got on my cheapie wetsuit and warmed up for about 10mins in the lake.
  • 08m 56s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 59s / 100 meters

I was really trippin' balls about the swim but was actually doing alright and remaining calm untill the first buoy (100m) then I kinda lost it and ended up doing backstroke and freestyle with my head above the water the rest of the way, I'd try to go back to normal swimming but my breathing was all messed up. That's about the point where I said "never again"
What would you do differently?:

Well I've been training since december for this very race going to the pool on average 3 times a week and could actually swim a kilometer. Did about 5 OWS in the 2 weeks leading up to the race then race day comes and it's like I've never swam before. So the only thing I would do different is to sign up for a Duathlon.
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

Went really smooth
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 2s
  • 10 kms
  • 27.23 km/hr

I wasn't that tired from the swim but I just wasn't feeling it. I just kinda felt off on the bike like it was a lot harder then it should have been for me. I've had easy training rides faster so I should have done a lot better. But I was still ok with my performance.
What would you do differently?:

ride the roller more over the winter.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

Had a slight problem getting my back to stay on the rack but other then that perfect!
What would you do differently?:

not have my bike slip off the rack
  • 09m 12s
  • 2 kms
  • 04m 36s  min/km

Still felt off, didn't fell like I was running very fast but I slowly passed most of the rest of the feild. Sprinted past one more guy right before the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

more bricks
Post race
Warm down:

drank water, drank gatorade, ate cliff bar and watermelon

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My swim and the fact that I was having an off day

Event comments:

Very well ran race, great volunteers and lots of great draw prizes after. I won a medal and free race picture for 2nd in my AG and got my picture taken for being in the top 5.

Last updated: 2008-06-09 12:00 AM
00:08:56 | 300 meters | 02m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 59/95
Performance: Bad
Suit: cheapie costco shortie
Course: triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:22:02 | 10 kms | 27.23 km/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 11/95
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: "T" shaped course with 2 tight turn arounds, pretty hilly and the road was pretty rough.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:09:12 | 02 kms | 04m 36s  min/km
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/95
Performance: Good
Course: most of the run was on a flat gravel road.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 5

2008-06-09 6:53 PM

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2008-06-09 8:03 PM
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Verona WI--Ironman Bike Country!
Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon

When I saw the title to your post "I think I will stick with du's"  I thought for sure your race sucked big time.  Despite the fact you hated the swim, you got hardware.  I have yet to do my first and expect the swim to be ugly for the first time out, but I would be pretty thrilled with your results.  No, I would be psyched!

At least you know what you want, I think !

2008-06-09 8:04 PM
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NorCal, near Lake Tahoe, Ca
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That's a very nice finish for someone who felt "off".
2008-06-10 3:11 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Awesome bike and run.  Swim, you'll get better, I guarantee it.
2008-06-10 5:23 PM
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Thanks everyone, yes I was very suprised to have finished that far up the field.
2008-06-10 9:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon

KNOCK KNOCK.... Are you freakin' kidding me... that was an AWESOME race you did. Placing 2nd in your AG ... on your VERY first attempt.... give me a break. I have a few issues you need to understand:

  1. OWS in a race is different then just OWS'ing alone... or swimming in a pool. My first one (last year) was a eye opening experience. This past weekends was EASY.
  2. Have you ever done a swim/bike brick? Try it some time... you may be surprised on how much the swim affects you on the bike.
  3. You did the first two splits and then ran a sub 5 min km run... THAT is impressive. and you say you were "off"... psssshaaawwww!!!!

I thought about looking for you too... but by the time I finished MY race you were already out on the bike course and I was pretty cooked. The run stomped on me and kicked me in the corner... I just wanted to stop. Be happy you didn't have the longer run... it went up a pretty ugly hill (ok... long incline).... and the longer bike course had a LOT of hills... I don't think you were on the bigger ones (alright, they weren't that big... but try doing them at 30 km/h ).

Great work on a tremendous effort for your first Triathlon. Don't make any rash decisions... keep working on the swim... I promise you'll feel better.

Keep up the hard work.

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