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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]

2008-08-04 12:40 PM

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Subject: K-Town Triathlon - Short Course

2008-08-04 1:08 PM
in reply to: #1580277

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Kingston Ontario
Subject: RE: K-Town Triathlon - Short Course

Hey Cathy,

Good job yesterday.....EVERYONE had a crappy swim for some reason.  And the transition area was unusually PACKED.  Glad you enjoyed yourself despite the obstacles.  Hope you got some good food because it was gone by the time I got there

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