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Kingston, Ontario
25F / -4C
Total Time = 4h 05m 28s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 6/13
Pre-race routine:

I stayed over at my friend's place so that was nice not to drive 30 mins in when we started at 8am. We got there at about 7 and had to rush around regardless. Tried not to talk to everybody so I could get ready. Discovered that the transition racks were PACKED like sardines. Decided not to keep my stuff out of my bag or it would be scattered and wrecked.
Event warmup:

We had to swim a bit to the start so that was good to get moving and check goggles
  • 46m 41s
  • 2000 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters

Poo swim!!! I have never been in a mass start before and I didn't like it. I tried to stay out of the way but got stuck/pummeled etc. I couldn't breathe so I just stayed back a bit. After I got some space it was crazy waves or anything out there thank goodness. Rounding the buoy got crazy again then I got caught in a pack again...arrgh. It was kind of choppy on the way back too. I'm suprised that my time was OK despite all the chaos and slow transition
What would you do differently?:

Get used to the washing machine pack swim I guess
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 was added into swim time
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was dizzy coming out of the Lake and needed a bit of extra time. The transition area was so packed that my stuff needed to stay in my bag, slowing me down as well.
  • 1h 57m 44s
  • 56.5 kms
  • 28.79 km/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m

It took me FOREVER to rack my bike because there was absolutely no room. I seriously had to move bikes and try not to cause an avalanche. The short course folks were sharing a rack with us which was kind of stupid because they were ALL back from their bike by the time we got back
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...I had no control over the crowded transition
  • 1h 21m 5s
  • 15 kms
  • 05m 25s  min/km

I had a great run. Just flew. I don't think I even run like that in training :)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, talked to a million people, went to the food tent to discover there was NO FOOD LEFT :( I wasn't THAT slow!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Getting stuck in the swim and poo transition area situation

Last updated: 2008-08-03 12:00 AM
00:46:41 | 2000 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Way out into Lake Ontario and back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:57:44 | 56.5 kms | 28.79 km/hr
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back on highway 2. Some good hills
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:21:05 | 15 kms | 05m 25s  min/km
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Around the lake out to Dupont...nice, a fair number of hills through Lake Ontario Park
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-04 11:36 AM

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Kingston Ontario
Subject: K-Town Tri Long Course

2008-08-04 7:36 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: K-Town Tri Long Course
AWESOME Job do you run that fast!! Crazy fast there congrats on a great race...hope the princess behaved her self
2008-08-04 8:44 PM
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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: RE: K-Town Tri Long Course
NICE!!!!!!!!!  congrats. sounds like you had an atypical tri situation experience-lol. those washing machine swims take some getting used to.
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