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Ottawa, Ontario
10F / -12C
Total Time = 1h 16m 15s
Overall Rank = 26/29
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 4/5
Pre-race routine:

Grabbed a bagel with peanut butter, an orange juice and drove to the complex
  • 08m 54s
  • 200 meters
  • 04m 27s / 100 meters

Dove into the pool > off flew my goggles and out popped a contact. Tried to recover and swim without getting water in my eyes - ridiculous. Finally rolled over and put on goggles while kicking on my back. Then resumed swim only to have confused guy swim into me. Recovered and swam remaining lengths.

Times are all off as the transition time is included in the swim time. I was poky in the transition trying to get as dry as possible.
What would you do differently?:

Don't dive in with goggles on!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Transition time is included in the swim time. Probably took about 5 minutes towel drying off and getting dressed. Transition area was outside and it was really cold after swim.
What would you do differently?:

Stop chatting with daughter and get ready faster.
  • 34m 38s
  • 7.46 miles
  • 12.92 mile/hr

I've always known my bike limits my performance. I was the only one riding a non-racing bike and people were flying past me despite the fact that given the wind, I was only going slightly slower than normal. The average person was going 5-7km faster than me.

The ride was really cold when windy. Wet tri shorts = numb bum & thighs
What would you do differently?:

I think it's time to invest in a proper bike or get comfy coming in last.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Transition time included in bike time. I thought I was pretty fast.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 32s  min/mile

Felt slow at first but then got a good pace going. For the most part of the run I was alone in the woods. Beautiful.
What would you do differently?:

People were wearing iPods! Consider wearing one myself!! Otherwise nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Goofing off... chatting with other participants.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I regret diving into the pool... saw others and thought I'd do it too. It was annoying completing the race with one eye blurry. But overall I think I did well considering my lack of consistent pre-race training. I'm getting addicted and really want to invest in a good bike. I think it will make a difference.

Event comments:

Road construction wasn't cool but the run was beautiful. Cool weather tested your performance a bit. Good race for a beginner in my opinion

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Last updated: 2008-08-02 12:00 AM
00:08:54 | 200 meters | 04m 27s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 27/29
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Shorts & Swim Tank
Course: Indoor 50m pool.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:38 | 07.46 miles | 12.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 29/29
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Had to ride around 2 6km loops. The ride was beautiful in some areas. Quiet streets. Others were windy and had a lot of traffic. One stretch was under construction so it was a bumpy ride.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:45 | 03.11 miles | 10m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 24/29
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops through a beautiful wooded trail.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-09-21 8:30 PM

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Subject: The Last Chance Triathlon

 Sort of funny how I laugh while running... all finishing pics have me with big grin on my face.  ? 
Must be getting addicted!  Where as bike ride always has me looking grim.... here I was probably thinking "brrrrrr"

Edited by kimmax 2008-09-21 8:33 PM
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