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Verdun, Quebec
Total Time = 1h 18m 30s
Overall Rank = 77/165
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/16
Pre-race routine:

Got there way too early. Registered at 6:45, raced at 11

Swim 13:57 12:45 + 1:12 T1 (to transition area) = 13:57
Bike = 41:49 2:02 T1(in transition area) + 37.46 biking + 1:56 T2
Run = 22:44
Event warmup:

Did a bit of running back and forth to car.
A little cycling :5k
10 min swim warm up in river
  • 12m 45s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 42s / 100 meters

this was a Quebec Cup race and the swimmers were quite strong. Lots of elbows flying. Hard course. I checked others times and they are all significantly slower than usual.

Start was not very well organized. 100 or so people leaving from deep water, in about a 30 feet corridor was brutal. They were supposed to do it in waves but didn't. The pack did not spread out very quickly.

What would you do differently?:

I don't think I pushed hard enough on swim, although my HR monitor says I did. But the stress did not help
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s

Not bad this time around. Wetsuit got stuck on heels but much better than my first race.

The distance from water to bike track was loooong. Measured it, 350m from water to bike mount and 300m from bike un mount to run.
What would you do differently?:

Keep on practicing transitions and wet suit removal
  • 37m 46s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.77 km/hr

Biking is my worst leg. I could never get "going" and was always afraid to burn myself out.
What would you do differently?:

Did not go in Aero enough. Found it much harder to be in aero position.
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

Pretty good
One slow swimmer blocked the transition areas, but that's maybe 10 seconds
  • 22m 44s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 33s  min/km

Never really pushed
What would you do differently?:

Push harder, especially second half
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Exhaustion coming out from the swim.

Event comments:

Distance in transitions is too long

Last updated: 2009-08-03 12:00 AM
00:12:45 | 750 meters | 01m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/16
Overall: 36/165
Performance: Below average
avg 167 max 169
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: 2 laps. With current going, against current coming back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:12
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:37:46 | 20 kms | 31.77 km/hr
Age Group: 14/16
Overall: 119/165
Performance: Average
avg 163
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 109
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:44 | 05 kms | 04m 33s  min/km
Age Group: 6/16
Overall: 57/165
Performance: Good
First half 11:46 166BMP Second half 10:57 169 BPM Two half not the same distance
Course: Wide biking path
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-08-09 6:41 PM

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