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Lakeside, Ontario
HSBC Triathlon Series
19C / 66F
Total Time = 43m 12s
Overall Rank = 21/126
Age Group = 50 - 59
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

early breakfast of oatmeal and a hardboiled egg. Green tea on the way to the event. Half a power bar and a gatorade about half hour before the race.
Event warmup:

Light jogging in transtion area. did a few calithetics (sp) light stretching. Watched the race before mine. Visited the washrooms a bunch of times. Too much liquid in the morning. Put wet suit on about 2 minutes before the start and went for a warm up swim.
  • 06m 1s
  • 328 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Good swim. Got off to a great start with several dolphin jumps into about a half dozen hard fast strokes. Then settled down to a good longer slower stroke. I had a good run at the buoys and ronded them very quickly. The only problem was that I got tangled in the trailing ropes and had to disentangle myself from the two outside ones. Didn't lose too much time but it may have been the difference between 4th and 3rd.
What would you do differently?:

nothing during the race
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

Once again had somne trouble getting out of the wet suiit and into my riding gear. Aactually had difficulty putting on my number belt.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting out of the wet suit and into shoes etc. Wear my number belt under the wet suit.
  • 22m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 16.78 mile/hr

Actually did better time than I thought I was doing. COuldnt seem to get my legs working well. Felt sloggish most of the ride. Very poor on the hills. I went into lower gears than I should have had to. Saw tow guys in my age group ride past me.
What would you do differently?:

I did not train enough over the last month before the event and especially over the two weeks before. Legs did not repsond as well as they should have up the hills. Train more consistently.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Pretty good transition. Can't think of much to improve here. No delays
What would you do differently?:

Practice the transiton a little more.
  • 12m 3s
  • 1.24 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

Couldn't seem to get my legs to loosen up. My right calf was very tight. Began to finally loosen up just before the first urn around. It probably helped that I was closing in on one of my age group guys who past me on the bike. The turnarond point was litterally that. Came off the turn and hit a great stride. Very comfrotabel and ate up the ground. Caught the second guy who had past me on the bike and that gave me my 3rd palce finish.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the brick more to be ready for it.
Post race
Warm down:

sat down, drank some water, walked around a bit then got some refreshment and food. watermellon grapes and a hot dog.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough consistent practice in the weeks leading up to the event. MIssed 2n place by 58 seconds and the guy who beat me for it gained 1:02 min on me in the run. If I could have gotten into a better pace earlier I could have run him down after the turn home. I'm sure.

Event comments:

third time at this race sight and it is one of the best organized and run events of any I have attended.

Last updated: 2009-03-12 12:00 AM
00:06:01 | 328 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 4/126
Performance: Good
Suit: wet suit 2XU
Course: rectangle short out longer stretch across and short back into the beach.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 19C / 66F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:22:12 | 06.21 miles | 16.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 28/126
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: gently rolling
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:12:03 | 01.24 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 36/126
Performance: Average
Course: 1K out 1 k back first 400 and last 400 on pavement in between on gravel side road.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-06-08 7:15 PM

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Guelph, Ontario
Subject: Lakeside Triathlon

2009-06-08 9:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon
Nice imodium, i mean PODIUM Rob!! Good start to the season. Those legs will get fired up for you yet.
2009-06-09 12:20 AM
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san francisco
Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon

Nice job out there Rob, 3rd place is awesome!  Your legs will catch up in no time!

2009-06-09 8:56 AM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon
Seems like it was a good weekend all around for the group, great job Rob.
2009-06-12 10:57 AM
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Apex, north carolina
Subject: RE: Lakeside Triathlon
Great job out there.  I am not coordinated enough to be that fast at those distances. I swear it takes me 1.5 miles just to get my race belt and watches (ha ha ha) on. Wink  Congratulations on the podium. Many more to come I'm sure.
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