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The Vitruvian - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Rutland Water, England
United Kingdom
Pacesetter Events
Total Time = 6h 09m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Listen to Alan moan about his toe. Poor boy. Gout put him out of the race :(
  • 35m 46s
  • 1900 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

Had a strong swim - hardest part was navigating round the slower swimmers of previous waves. No matter how much I looked up and thought I'll head round them, they always seemed to wander right into my path.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 04m 20s

Took my time to put jersey and socks on (so glad I did)

What would you do differently?:

Could do transition much faster but cautious about being out on bike for 3hours plus unprepared so for now, happy to take my time
  • 2h 58m 51s
  • 85 kms
  • 28.52 km/hr
What would you do differently?:

Even though I really wanted to see what I could do on the bike and raced the race as if there wasn't another lap or section I really suffered for going a bit too hard on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 04m 20s

Took time again to have half a puree and a drink and a stretch
What would you do differently?:

stretch calves properly. did hip flexors which helped but calves were tight just setting off on the run
  • 2h 25m 49s
  • 21 kms
  • 06m 56s  min/km

First lap I was hurting, calves and ankles, second lap I was dying and had to walk most of the last quarter of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Due to being very tired following Ripon I missed alot of the training I should have been doing. I knew this going into the race and it really showed on the run. I needed to do more long runs really.
Post race
Warm down:

Cried a bit cos embarrased to cross the line looking crippled.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training

Event comments:

Absolutely brilliant organisation of the race.

Last updated: 2009-04-19 12:00 AM
00:35:46 | 1900 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps with a run out and dive back in
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:58:51 | 85 kms | 28.52 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
First lap of bike 1.26, Second lap of bike 1.32 Did first lap faster than at dambuster 2 years ago!! oops might explain why I nearly died in the run then :)
Course: 2 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:20
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:25:49 | 21 kms | 06m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 laps flat across dam to belltower and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-09-06 3:33 AM

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