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Valleyfield, Quebec
23C / 73F
Total Time = 1h 42m 5s
Overall Rank = 98/108
Age Group = Men 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6:15am. Put everything in my car. Ate some pasta. Then left for the race. Drank 1 litre of water getting to the race. Set-up my area, no problem. Should have arrived earlier to get my goodies bag, bib number and to be number marked. Then go back to my car to get my stuff and set-up my area.
Event warmup:

Stretching and a bit of jogging
  • 25m 43s
  • 850 meters
  • 03m 02s / 100 meters

There's not a lot of ways to say it. I pacniked. BAD! Tried free style swimming at the beginning. That's when i got in trouble. Then tried breaststroke. Didn't work either. In the first 5 minutes i thought of dropping out of the race about 100 times. Did sidestroke for the rest of the way. Lost a lot of energy in the first segment.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Felt disorieented coming out of the water. Hyperventilation?
  • 39m 30s
  • 20 kms
  • 30.38 km/hr

Ran with the bike, pedaled with my shoes clipped in. Had a hard time getting in my shoes. Riding was the best part of the whole race.
What would you do differently?:

Get new shoes or put shoes in at T1.
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

All good.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, everything went well.
  • 33m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 38s  min/km

Walked a bit during the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking. A little stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1- panick attack during the swim segment.
2- ankle still bothers me.

Event comments:

As a first triathlon, I can't really complain.

Last updated: 2008-08-21 12:00 AM
00:25:43 | 850 meters | 03m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 103/108
Performance: Below average
Heartrate at over 90% for the whole course.
Course: Triangle shape course
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:30 | 20 kms | 30.38 km/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 67/108
Performance: Good
Still had my heartrate in the high 80% or low 90%.
Wind: Little
Course: 4 loops of 5km
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:13 | 05 kms | 06m 38s  min/km
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 103/108
Performance: Below average
Low 90% to mid 90%. Hit 99% at end of race.
Course: 2 loops of 2.5km
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-08-24 7:29 PM

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