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Vancouver, British Columbia
UBC Triathlon Club
4C / 39F
Total Time = 2h 31m 47s
Overall Rank = 16/216
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/23
Pre-race routine:

Drank and stayed up real late. HAHAHA!!! Not this time, ate well, had zero booze and was in bed earlier than usual. I would have thought that I would have done a bit better than I did. Hmm. Back to the bottle next race I suppose.
Event warmup:

Had a couple cups of java, toast and P&J, walked the dog, loaded the jeep then Kari and I drove out to the University. Messed with my mind that we were driving to the race and at 0930. Latest start to a race ever. Got parked, unloaded, walk the bike to T area, saw Leah with her spiffy yellow vest looking all Official and Important. She looked at my chinstrap and gave me the thumbs up. I set up, walked to sign in / chip pick up then watched the earlier heats in the pool.
  • 31m 57s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters

Seeded myself upfront, about 8 from the front. Worked out well, I was passed by one guy and a girl. The girl was a goof, passed us then dogged it for the last 400 meters. Whatever, everyone had a good time and that is what counts. My swim strength and form were a bit lacking but since buggering up my shoulder in early December and not being able to train as much as I wanted, but things are a bit better now, so we'll see how things go with future training.
What would you do differently?:

Just more training.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Lesson learned from last year, use the run from the pool to the T1 to get dressed so this time I got my gloves, shirt and toque on by the time I got to the rack. Grabbed the shoes, and all the other stuff, the clip-clopped to the mount line. Looked down as I jumped on, clipping in at the same time realizing that I was on the big ring, and over I went. down onto the pavement. In front of everyone. Nice one slick. Picked myself up and peddled down the road. Away from the hurtful laughter.
What would you do differently?:

Defy gravity and make sure I am in the proper gear to start riding.
  • 1h 11m 56s
  • 40 kms
  • 33.36 km/hr

Screaming by all the people on mountain bike and road bikes that are 20 years old and made of steel should not make me feel better about myself but I am just shallow enough that it does. I did have to yell "ON YOUR LEFT" a lot but I can't get mad at people that have no experience racing. I knew my hams were tight (as they always are) so I was trying to take it easy. Blasting by people like they are standing still made that hard. Again a lack of training compared to last year hurt my time and preformance but I pushed on regardless. I do love biking. I did get passed once but I think he was a Sprint guy. F me was he moving. Not too much to say about the bike ride, I went as fast as i could while being comfy but slow enough so that nothing blew up.
What would you do differently?:

Training and stretching.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Managed a stylin' dismount, ran on frozen feet to the rack, racked up, shoes off, shoes on, helmet off then out the door.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, T2 is good, I like it.
  • 47m 56s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 47s  min/km

My feet felt like they were asleep, which is to say I couldn't feel them at all. It took 3 KMs until blood was flowing back through my legs. I figured my main goal was to not stop, I remembered last year I was cramped up from going too hard on the bike so this time I just pushed through the little jolts of cramping my legs were giving me as well as some minor shin splints. One guy managed to pass me on the run at the 6 KM mark which bothered me a bit but then I figured there were a bunch of people gaining on me that I just couldn't see. Stupid wave races.
What would you do differently?:

Stretch the damned hams man. They kill me every run at every race.
Post race
Warm down:

None. Packed up, grabbed Kari, kissed her and thanked her a bunch for standing in the cold cheering me on again. Love her lots, I don't understand how or why she does it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pure and simple; training. Or the lack of.

Event comments:

Good race again. Like it as the start of the year event.

Last updated: 2008-09-11 12:00 AM
00:31:57 | 1500 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/23
Overall: 49/216
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-shorts
Course: Zig-zag pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:56 | 40 kms | 33.36 km/hr
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 11/216
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 4 Lap - Some hills, some down some up. Some flat. Nice and dry but cold on the toes and naughty bits. Had a bottle and a half of gatorade. Yummy orange flavor!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:56 | 10 kms | 04m 47s  min/km
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 42/216
Performance: Average
Course: Road and trails.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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]

2009-03-09 12:21 AM

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Port Moody, BC
Subject: UBC Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2009-03-09 12:45 AM
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Good friggen job for "lack of training" Chris.

I didnt see you at all!  I was there for almost all of the Olympic starts, but I guess I was cheering Tri-club peeps on!  Sorry about that man!

Again, great job!!!

2009-03-09 9:27 AM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
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Nice work! Podium in your AG without much training is great, definitely a nice start to the season!
2009-03-09 9:40 AM
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Way to go, Chris! I look forward to seeing video of your spectacular T1 mount interpretation.
2009-03-09 10:53 AM
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Chilliwack, BC
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Great Job buddy...I was laughing around that time at work...hope it helped!
2009-03-09 11:19 AM
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Maple Ridge
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Great race, congrats on grabbing a spot on the podium !!!!

2009-03-09 11:34 AM
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Vancouver, BC
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I was impressed with your T2. I walked from the dismount line to the run start and you were already gone.

Nice job.

2009-03-09 8:57 PM
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2009-03-18 12:05 PM
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North Van
Subject: RE: UBC Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Nice work, best races reports on BT hands down...  love reading them everytime!


BTW great advice about dressing between pool and T1 during the mini-run!

2009-03-18 2:45 PM
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Fort Collins, CO
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Well done and a great finish in the start of the year. Great times all around!
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