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Vancouver, British Columbia
3C / 37F
Total Time = 1h 02m 41s
Overall Rank = 2/36
Age Group = Male U75
Age Group Rank = 2/7
Pre-race routine:

Checked in at the pool with my team members, got my chip, got my suit on and was roaring to go!
Event warmup:

None! I wish there was though, I'm not a big fan of shoes-off efforts!
  • 10m 4s
  • 700 meters
  • 01m 26s / 100 meters

So we were waiting in the tent for the race to start and the guy I was racing, who started in front of me, had warmed up on the bike! I was jealous and probably foolish for not following suit.

Regardless, my "warm-up" was standing in front of a huge space heater, which definitely helped keep me warm, albeit not my muscles!

The swim felt like junk from the very start and I just watched Erich (my competition; UBC varsity swimmer) pull away from me every 50. Arghhhh not impressed.

Anyways, my time turned out to be 8:45 at the 700m mark, which is not great at all, then I had a 1:15 run to transition + switching the timing chip off. Basically, it was frustrating!
What would you do differently?:

Definitely warm up before the race somehow next time, and train more!
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 35m 48s
  • 20 kms
  • 33.52 km/hr

My fellow Tri-club member Sherwood did the bike! Solid time for him considering he is a Sprint cyclist, DEFINITELY not a time trialist
Transition 2
  • 00m

Arghhhh. This did not go so well. Sherwood ran over the timing mat and tried to give me the timing chip, but our hands were SO cold that we couldnt take it off his ankle, or put it on mine. Basically it took us 40 or so seconds to FINALLY get it, and I was off!
What would you do differently?:

Buy new hands that have better circulation!
  • 16m 51s
  • 5 kms
  • 03m 22s  min/km

Well, so it started out fairly horribly with the Chip kaffuffle and all. But things were much better after that.

I pretty much bolted out of the transition area, trying to find my rhythm quickly, since i wasn't even aware I would be running until about 5 min. before, and hadn't mentally prepared. Our runner had to pull out since he would have missed his Olympic tri start in the Indoor pool, and the Indoor pool was running on time while the outdoor pool was running 15 min. behind.

Regardless, the run felt great and I passed a bajillion people and never got passed. I felt strong all the way to the end, and my watch clocked me at a 16:05. The time descrepancy was due to the chip problems for sure.
What would you do differently?:

No idea!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around until about 3:00 watching people finish! It was a great day!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of preparedness
No warm-up!

Last updated: 2009-03-09 12:00 AM
00:10:04 | 700 meters | 01m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 2/36
Performance: Average
Suit: Fast-Skin (Legs)
Course: UBC Outdoor Pool (50m) Zig-zag routine under the ropes!
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:48 | 20 kms | 33.52 km/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/36
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:16:51 | 05 kms | 03m 22s  min/km
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 2/36
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along SW-Marine
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-03-09 12:00 PM

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Subject: UBC Triathlon - Relay (Sprint Distance)

2009-03-09 11:44 PM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: RE: UBC Triathlon - Relay (Sprint Distance)
Nice job on the double duty for the relay! Man, I can't believe you let someone else beat you in the pool though - what were you thinking! Kidding - you rocked it, even if you think you didn't! And that run ain't too shabby either! Nice work, hopefully you have a great season!
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