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Calgary, Alberta
21C / 70F
Total Time = 2h 39m 12s
Overall Rank = 60/192
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 13/30
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 0500 and had a bagel and honey and coffee. Arrived at race site shorty after 0700, got my transition set up and body markings/timing chip done. Watched the swim of the HM race which started at 0800. Ate a Cliff bar at 08:15.
Event warmup:

At 0855 I got in the water and warmed up for 7 or 8 minutes.
  • 33m 48s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 15s / 100 meters

Started mid pack on shore. Waded in and started swimming. It was very crowded on the first leg and the first turn. Ended up stopping a couple of times for traffic to clear. After the shore run in between laps when I got back into the water I felt kind of weird, disoriented or almost dizzy. Fortunately that didn't last long. The second lap was much better as it had thinned out. My second lap time was faster than the first.
What would you do differently?:

Get out of the crowd earlier.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Wetsuit strippers on the beach! Was very quick. Short run (100m?) up to T-area. Powered up Garmin first, then put on socks, shoes, HRM, shirt, race bib, sunglasses and helmet. Seemed to go fairly quickly and I had no problems. No T-time was captured by race timing.
  • 1h 14m 19s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.29 km/hr

Bike leg was great. Passed lots of people especially on the hills. I kept worrying I was pushing too hard but my HR was good and I felt good.

The bike split includes both transitions and the run up from the beach. My Garmin says my bike split was 1:09:26
Transition 2
  • 00m

Un-clipped before dismount zone. Off bike no problem. legs felt stable. Short jaunt to my rack spot. Racked bike, removed helmet and shoes, switched Garmin to wrist, pulled on shoes and was off. Again, the time was not captured.
  • 51m 6s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 07s  min/km

Felt much better than I thought I would at the start of the run. The T-runs in training hurt much more (but they are after 3+ hrs on the bike) My goal was to run at my HM pace of 5:00/km but I ended up walking the three water stations and that was enough to add a minute to my time.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder the last 2k.
Post race
Event comments:

First year running the Oly along with the Long Course. A few logistical issues but nothing major.

Last updated: 2009-03-26 12:00 AM
00:33:48 | 1500 meters | 02m 15s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 112/192
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: 2 lap triangular course with a shore run around the bouy in between laps.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 16C / 62F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:14:19 | 40 kms | 32.29 km/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 40/192
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Straight out and back heading West on Hwy 22X.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80.
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:51:06 | 10 kms | 05m 07s  min/km
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 72/192
Performance: Average
Course: Loop course on paved and gravel pathways through the community and Fish Creek Park. Nice course but crowded in some area's as there were two other events happening at the same time.
Keeping cool Average 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-06-21 9:59 AM

Subject: Chinook Olympic

2009-06-22 12:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Chinook Olympic
Hey nice race Dan. Good to meet you and good luck the rest of the summer you ol' man !!Cool
2009-06-22 4:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Chinook Olympic
Great job on your race!
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