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Mooloolaba Tri - TriathlonOlympic

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Mooloolaba, Queensland
USM Events
23C / 73F
Total Time = 2h 46m 7s
Overall Rank = 1316/2058
Age Group = M15-19
Age Group Rank = 32/39
Pre-race routine:

Got up 4:45. Yoghurt, bananan and muesli bar for breakfast. Set up transition and had coffee at about 6am. Wave start at 6:37am.
Event warmup:

Listened to race briefing. Did a few stretches. Hopped in the water to get a feel for it.
  • 31m 51s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

Was supposed to be a surf swim but got moved Saturday afternoon to the canal (suited me perfectly!). Was aiming for 30:00 but overall reasonably happy.
What would you do differently?:

More longer sets in the pool. I think the longest straight set I did was only 400m.
Transition 1
  • 04m 54s

Was about a 500m run to T1 from the swim. I realised about 10mins into the bike that my helmet strap was twisted and was digging in the side of my head. Managed to adjust it on the go so it was less annoying.
What would you do differently?:

Take time to make sure all my gear is in working order.
  • 1h 16m 4s
  • 40 kms
  • 31.55 km/hr

Strong winds (tailwind) on the way out. Obviously headwind on the way back. Thought I may have gone out too hard (again) but felt my pulse a few times and it was only about 150bpm, so I was happy. On the way back it was very hard. The course is pretty open so there wasn't really any protection from the wind. Had 6 jelly beans at 10km, another 6 at 30km mark. Gatorade every 5km. Didn't quite finish my 2nd bottle of gatorade - probably why I cramped a tad on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Was very wet so I wasn't going to risk trying to jump off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 44s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 10s  min/km

Was planning on going 6:00/k for first 5k, then dropping back to 5:00/k for second 5k. Decided to go hard the whole way (glad that didn't backfire!). 4 jellybeans at 2km, 4 at 6km. 2 cups water at each aid station. Got a tiny cramp in the left hamstring and right quad at about 8k's. As soon as I went over the finish line I cramped in left hamstring pretty badly.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Massage. Water and sports drink. Watermelon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training at and above race pace. Need more longer distance and harder workouts.

Suprisingly, the run was my best leg overall, but the bike was my best leg in my age group. Swim was the slowest (and has been for all 4 races I've done) and is definitely the area I need to work on.

Event comments:

My first Olympic Tri and probably the best tri of the 4 I've done. The think the rain helped me, as it was pretty cool, so I didn't dehydrate. I really enjoyed it and will be back next year.

Last updated: 2009-01-21 12:00 AM
00:31:51 | 1500 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 37/39
Overall: 1567/2058
Performance: Average
Course: Out to a residential island and around it then back to shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 25C / 77F Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:04 | 40 kms | 31.55 km/hr
Age Group: 27/39
Overall: 1281/2058
Performance: Good
Out: 33:53 Back: 42:11
Wind: Strong
Course: Up and over Alexandra Headland then out and back along Sunshine Motorway. Alex Headland Hill again at finish.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:51:44 | 10 kms | 05m 10s  min/km
Age Group: 35/39
Overall: 1210/2058
Performance: Good
5km: 26:39 10km: 25:04
Course: Out 3k, back 2k, out 2k, back 3k. 1 steady hill each direction.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 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

2009-03-29 6:18 AM

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Brisbane, Australia
Subject: Mooloolaba Tri

2009-03-29 1:03 PM
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somewhere in the northwest
Subject: RE: Mooloolaba Tri
Excellent job on your first OLY, I hope mine goes that well in May, Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
2009-03-29 5:12 PM
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Brisbane QLD
Subject: RE: Mooloolaba Tri
Well done!  Sounds like the whether was wrecking havoc up there on the weekend.  What a great race! 
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