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Leamington, Ontario
Leamington Triathlon Weekend
Total Time = 1h 18m 51s
Overall Rank = 25/76
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Chocolate Chip bagel and peanut butter along with several coffees. Drove to the event site for 6:30 and checked in, set up in transition, etc.
Event warmup:

Swam 200m in the water to get acclimated and had to run to go get a cap.
  • 13m 32s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 48s / 100 meters

I got WAY off course at the beginning and almost overshot the first buoy. I have been swimming open water but not with a "destination" in mind...
What would you do differently?:

Train on sighting.
Transition 1
  • 00m 30s

I didn't realize how hard it would be to get my wetsuit over my timing chip... Lesson learned.
  • 37m 25s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.07 km/hr

Good bike - it was windy - but not awful.
What would you do differently?:

I would have gone harder on the bike... I don't think I went hard enough - I was focusing on it being a training day for me and I wanted to feel good for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

I remember being a lot more "disoriented" in transition years ago - so this was good. I was quick, remembered to take off my sunglasses before my helmet, et.
What would you do differently?:

I need elastic laces.
  • 24m 55s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 59s  min/km

I forgot how goofy your legs feel after the bike - so that was a little unnerving. Quite frankly - I'm not sure if it was actually 5k - because my time seems VERY fast.
What would you do differently?:

More water on the bike.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I didn't push hard enough because it was my first race in 7 years. I could have gone faster but I was scared about how I would feel at the end. Next time I will push more, work on sighting in the water

Event comments:

This is the third time I've done this event. I used to to it when it was on the August long weekend - and was never ready early enough to do it in June. It's a well-organized, well-run event with happy friendly people and lots of positives.

Last updated: 2009-02-21 12:00 AM
00:13:32 | 750 meters | 01m 48s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 12/76
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3
Course: Triangle course in the marina area. Swam out south to the first buoy and then left turn and left turn.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:25 | 20 kms | 32.07 km/hr
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/76
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Course was an out and back with several turns. Some of the pavement was rough and some was brand new blacktop.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:55 | 05 kms | 04m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 33/76
Performance: Good
Course: 2 Loop course. Paths and then on the road with some rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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] 4

2009-06-22 6:56 AM

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Southern Ontario
Subject: Tomatoman Sprint Triathlon

2009-06-22 1:37 PM
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Awesome.  Just Awesome.  Congrats!

2009-06-24 8:13 AM
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Essex, ON, CAN
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You looked awesome out there!!!  Great job.
2009-06-24 9:52 AM
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Good job! Take credit for your awesome run pacing - looking at the results, the fastest runners weren't ridiculously fast, so you were likely having a great day!

And speed laces? Totally the way to go. Get some!

Edited by amg 2009-06-24 9:52 AM
2009-06-25 1:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Tomatoman Sprint Triathlon
Way to go! first race in 7 years and an awesome run to end it off!
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