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Gatorade Queensland Tri Series 2008 - Raby Bay Race 3 - TriathlonSprint

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Brisbane, Queensland
USM Events
30C / 86F
Total Time = 1h 31m 18s
Overall Rank = 628/735
Age Group = M16-19
Age Group Rank = 15/16
Pre-race routine:

I developed a very bad cold through Tuesday and Wednesday and spent almost all of Friday and Saturday coughing my lungs up. Went to bed Saturday night not knowing whether I would actually go to the race. Woke up Sunday an decided I might as well go, even if I wasn't able to finish. The late start (my wave at 8:30) allowed me to delay eating until a bit later, and also allowed me to have a few coffees.
Event warmup:

This was supposed to be just a check to see how I was progressing with my training, but the result doesn't really show anything, as I wasn't healthy at all.
  • 14m 25s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

My weakest event actually turned out to be my best. I started at the back, to avoid copping a whack in the face. Drafted some guy for a lot of the race, except his navigation was a bit off, causing us to zig zag somewhat. Otherwise I felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

More race pace training.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Dropped my goggles when I took my cap off. I had a long run from my bike rack through transition to the exit. I decided to run in my bike shoes as I wasn't to confiedent and hadn't been able to get in to them effectively on the bike while training. Once I got to the mount area, I had a bit of trouble getting into the clips,probably because I was rushing too much trying to get out there.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more with getting feet into shoes while on the bike so I don't waste that time.
  • 45m 1s
  • 20 kms
  • 26.66 km/hr

The wind was strong heading out, but was at my back on the way back in, which saved a bit of energy. My heart rate was around 180 early in the first lap, as a result of the hard swim. I decided this was way too high, and had to ease off. The whole time on the bike I was coughing and spitting up flem which was undesirable and annoying. Also, as a result of the 8:30 wave start (2 hours after the close of transition) my bottle of gatorade had become quite warm, and was difficult to drink. On the long stretches, I was able to work hard in the big chain to good speed. The bike finish/run start timing mat was a fair way from transition (I think) so that's the lap splits/time doesn't add up.
What would you do differently?:

Freeze my water bottle if I am going to be starting so long after transition closes.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Forgot to hit lap so I'm not exactly sure of the time, but it felt pretty quick. Though I didn't do feet into shoes on bike, I did take my feet out while still riding, which I did very well.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Possibley get elastic laces to make it a bit quicker.
  • 31m 50s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 22s  min/km

This is where my week of coughing and lack of sleep really caught up with me. Plenty more coughing and spitting of flem. Felt like crap to be honest. Walked a fair bit of the first lap. Was nearly sick once. Dumped water on my head at every aid station and tried to drink 2 cups of water at each.
What would you do differently?:

Try not to be sick in the lead up to and on race day.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat, drank gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sick and having inadequate preparation due to being sick. All things considered, I did alright, but was disappointed that I wasn't able to do as well as I should have.

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Last updated: 2008-09-20 12:00 AM
00:14:25 | 750 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/16
Overall: 487/735
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back in the Raby Bay Marina.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 27C / 81F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:45:01 | 20 kms | 26.66 km/hr
Age Group: 13/16
Overall: 563/735
Performance: Average
Lap 1 - 10:11 Lap 2 - 10:03 Lap 3 - 9:54 Lap 4 - 12:19 (included T2) This is when I hit the lap button, not exactly on the lap.
Wind: Strong
Course: 4 laps out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:50 | 05 kms | 06m 22s  min/km
Age Group: 15/16
Overall: 679/735
Performance: Bad
Lap 1 - 17:46 Lap 2 - 14:06
Course: 2 laps out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2009-02-02 8:09 PM

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Brisbane, Australia
Subject: Gatorade Queensland Tri Series 2008 - Raby Bay Race 3

2009-02-03 8:07 PM
in reply to: #1942336

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Robbinsville NJ
Subject: RE: Gatorade Queensland Tri Series 2008 - Raby Bay Race 3
Way too tough it out and use that mental toughness you gained today your next race when you feel good.
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