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Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Triathlon Association
Total Time = 1h 24m 29s
Overall Rank = 22/128
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 7/23
  • 17m 52s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

Started the swim about two minutes later than everyone else because I was in the bathroom when the horn sounded. Had to catch up to the pack (75-100 meters)and then fight my way through. I got very closterphobic when I started through the pack and had to stop for a few seconds and stand on some rocks to get my bearings. I felt dizzy from wearing the swim cap and very disoriented. I moved the cap off of my ears so water could get in and then I was fine. It was a looong fight to get by everyone, but I finished somewhere in the MOP.
What would you do differently?:

Definitely make sure I have gone to the bathroom well before my start. Don't where swim cap over my ears.
Seed myself where I should be... and stick to the side.
Make sure my suit is sealed properly... leg full of water is not condusive to a fast swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m

My transition felt really good. I hadn't practiced transition at all, but getting out of the wetsuit was no trouble as I have been doing it for years.
I don't have any trouble running in my bike shoes, so I don't see the point of starting with my shoes in the pedals. Maybe that will change in the future, but for now I am quite comfortable putting them on before.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing so far.
  • 41m 28s
  • 20 kms
  • 28.94 km/hr

Bike felt so good. I passe a lot of people and no one passed me. I think I could have gone a little harder, but I was worried about having wobbly legs on the run.
What would you do differently?:

For sprint distance races... go hard. I could have gone harder and should have. HTFU as they say
Transition 2
  • 00m

Not a bad transition, again I hadn't practiced at all. I think it went really smoothly except that I forgot to take my helmet off until I was almost out of transition. All the spectators laughed at my "oh shit, I forgot to take off my helmet!!!"
What would you do differently?:

Take off my helmet.
  • 25m 10s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 02s  min/km

The run felt really good. I wasn't sure how hard to push as I usually run longer distances and haven't relly tried to push a 5k before. Now I know I can go a little harder. I only got passed by three people and the third guy made a really good pace car for the last kilometer.
What would you do differently?:

Use my watch to try to keep my pace just under 5min/km
Post race
Event comments:

My first race, so it isn't really fair to rate it. I had a blast and it seemed like they really had things together. Other people I talked to said it was a really well run race.

Last updated: 2009-07-13 12:00 AM
00:17:52 | 750 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/23
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Bad
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:41:28 | 20 kms | 28.94 km/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Fairly flat, with a couple of rolling hills. The time must take transition into account as well, because I never dropped below 32kph the whole way through the ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:25:10 | 05 kms | 05m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, two laps around the neighborhood.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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]

2009-07-13 9:02 PM

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