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Toronto Island, Ontario
Multisport Canada
24C / 75F
Total Time = 54m 41s
Overall Rank = 133/190
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/10
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 5am and was packed up and in car by 6:30am (biggest challenge was waking daughter!!) Ate a bowl of porridge and a banana for breaky. Arrived at ferries and didn't have to wait long before arrived at island.
Event warmup:

Chewed all fingernails!
  • 11m 7s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 47s / 100 meters

Went out strong and took the lead. Water was cool but calm so easy to breath. Got a little crowded rounding first buoy. Rolled on back for 200m straight stretch and did back stroke - had a good pace and was in the top three. Rounded second buoy and headed towards the finish line but didn't sight enough. Ended up swimming *way* off course. Made way towards finish line. Was third swimmer out of the water in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Sight more...
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s

Run from the lake to the transition area was on wood plank walkway in barefeet so I walked it. *OF COURSE* my wetsuit got stuck on my ankles. Wasted time.
What would you do differently?:

Run next time... practice getting wet suit off faster
  • 23m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 15.77 mile/hr

Kept a good pace but something was wrong with my gear shifts. I knew this walking into the race but didn't get a chance to have them looked at. I think I did as best I could considering my equipment.
What would you do differently?:

Invest in a proper bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

Really had to pee and wasted time debating whether I should squat and go or hold it. Opted for holding it. Also played with hair as it was rats nest and wouldn't fit into clip.
What would you do differently?:

Pee in the water next time ;)
Get a hair cut beforehand.
  • 15m 3s
  • 1.55 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

Wore Garmin to ensure I was running at a normal pace. Felt good. Kept chanting "you can do it - you can do it" and so I did!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank water and chatted with other racers

Event comments:

This was only my second race so what do I know? It was good. Ferry to mainland was an hour late - that was a pain in the butt.

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Last updated: 2008-08-13 12:00 AM
00:11:07 | 400 meters | 02m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 118/190
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Triangular Course off Hanlan's Point.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:01
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:23:38 | 06.21 miles | 15.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 135/190
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Fast and flat island roads.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:15:03 | 01.55 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 133/190
Performance: Good
Course: Along Park Roads and Park Trails. Two Loops to Hanlan's Point & Back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-16 5:58 PM

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