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Gold Coast, Queensland
USM Events
34C / 93F
Total Time = 1h 20m
Overall Rank = 771/1176
Age Group = 16-19 Male
Age Group Rank = 26/30
Pre-race routine:

Watched Superkids and Enticer distance as I wasn't starting until 8:19. Banana, yoghurt and coffee for breakfast, then another coffee and banana about 7:10 or so.
Event warmup:

Did a bit of a jog and some stretches around 8am and had a short swim.
  • 14m 36s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 57s / 100 meters

Felt quite good. I didn't push myself too hard and managed to draft of a few guys. Got overtaken by a few of the fast people from the next wave, but they're freaks.
What would you do differently?:

More threshold intensity training so I can go faster.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Had a 10k run from the water to my bike. Ok, it wasn't that far, but still about 250m. Still didn't feel confident getting into bike shoes on the bike, so I clomped out of transition. Apart from the overland trek from the water to the racks, the actual transition was good.
What would you do differently?:

More practice on getting feet into shoes on the bike.
  • 36m 46s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.64 km/hr

Went out on the bike a little too fast (about 35-40kph). Luckily it didn't cost me too much on the run. Lots of people were still on the course, even though I was one of the last waves to go. I was very happy with my cycle, maintained above my goal pace (31kph) for the whole time just about.
What would you do differently?:

More high intensity training so I can go harder!
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

I need to get the whole multiple-things-at-once thing downpat. For me I do one thing at a time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 7s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 13s  min/km

1st km: 5:10 - was happy with this pace and tried to maintain it. I was hurting a lot at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Aside from more bricks to train running on tired legs, nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some gatorade and water and banana. Went in the water and did some stretches.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more high intensity training.

Event comments:

Of the 3 tri's I've done (I did this last year as well), it was the best! Perhaps knowing what to expect (to the degree that you can) helped. I also trained a lot better this year, and it showed in my 4:30 improvement. I was just outside my goal of 1:20:00, which can partly be attributed to the epic T1 run, and partly to me not quite going hard enough. Overall very happy and look forward to my first Oly distance at Mooloolaba in 3 weeks.

Last updated: 2009-01-21 12:00 AM
00:14:36 | 750 meters | 01m 57s / 100meters
Age Group: 26/30
Overall: 723/1176
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri top and shorts
Course: C shaped course with the main leg heading south.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 27C / 81F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:36:46 | 20 kms | 32.64 km/hr
Age Group: 19/30
Overall: 733/1176
Performance: Good
Course: 2 lap up and down Gold Coast Highway. 1 hill going each way. Riding against a bit of wind going north.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:07 | 05 kms | 05m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 27/30
Overall: 784/1176
Performance: Good
Course: North into the park to a turnaround, south along the path and onto the highway to another turnaround, then back up the highway to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2009-03-02 1:38 AM

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Brisbane, Australia
Subject: Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial

2009-03-02 6:48 AM
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somewhere in the northwest
Subject: RE: Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial
Awsome job on your race. 
2009-03-02 8:06 AM
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Huntsville, AL
Subject: RE: Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial
Nice race, competition in your age group looks tough.
2009-03-10 6:56 PM
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Brisbane QLD
Subject: RE: Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial

Great job!  Lets see - 8:19...  We may have passed echother on the bike!   

 I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the run to the bikes from the swim was 10km...


Good luck for Mooloolaba!

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