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Coburg, Ontario
Multisport Canada
20C / 68F
Total Time = 3h 44m 39s
Overall Rank = 191/229
Age Group = Men 50-54
Age Group Rank = 12/13
Pre-race routine:

This was my first ever Olympic distance triathlon/

Up at 4:45 and had Bagel and PB before leaving the house.Picked up Robert and Sue at 5:30 and on the road by 5:40. Got to the venue before 7am so lots of time to get bib, marked and T-shirt etc.
Event warmup:

Milled around the TA and then wandered to the beach and swam out for a couple of minutes to acclimatise. Water was pretty warm considering it was Lake Ontario and beach was really nice, with really nice sand.
  • 51m 20s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 25s / 100 meters

Very choppy, did mostly breast stroke. Right calf cramped just after the first turn. Went on back to stretch it out, then 5 minutes later the left calf cramped. This continued to alternate a couple of more times. Thankfully they both didn't go at the same time otherwise I may not have been able to finish the swim
What would you do differently?:

Figure out why the cramping is occuring.
Transition 1
  • 03m 14s

Slow due to getting some water before the cycle and also spent a bit of time getting the gloves on.
What would you do differently?:

Spend more time practicing the gloves on and off
  • 1h 39m 29s
  • 40 kms
  • 24.12 km/hr

Ok bike, challenging hills, but overall felt pretty good. Training hills have been more challenging.
What would you do differently?:

Knowing the course, I could probably do better.
Transition 2
  • 02m 9s

Was ok transition.
What would you do differently?:

More practice
  • 1h 08m 28s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 51s  min/km

Tought start to the run, but then got into a rythm. Lots of water stations, managed to keep well hydrated.
What would you do differently?:

Run more bricks
Post race
Warm down:

A little light stretching, had a hamburger and then wandered and chatted with people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rough swim, and challenging hills. Run could also have been better. Knowing the course would also have helped.

Event comments:

Good race, and really nice venue.

Last updated: 2008-08-23 12:00 AM
00:51:20 | 1500 meters | 03m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 192/229
Performance: Bad
Suit: Short sleeved wet suit
Course: Out, turn left and then turn left and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:14
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:39:29 | 40 kms | 24.12 km/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 183/229
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, fairly hilly course. One part was gravel.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:08:28 | 10 kms | 06m 51s  min/km
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 174/229
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loop out and back. Flat course. No shade though and it was hot day.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
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

2008-08-24 9:24 AM

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Subject: Coburg Triathlon Weekend

2008-08-24 10:23 AM
in reply to: #1623855

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Mooretown, Ontario Canada
Subject: RE: Coburg Triathlon Weekend
Sounds like a tough swim Rich, but congrats on getting it done.

2008-08-24 1:20 PM
in reply to: #1623855

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Subject: RE: Coburg Triathlon Weekend

Thanks Brad,

 Good luck next week with your IM in Kentucky. I'll be rooting for you.


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