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Guelph Lake II Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Guelph, Ontario
24C / 75F
Total Time = 1h 54m 35s
Overall Rank = 213/588
Age Group = M35-40
Age Group Rank = 28/60
Pre-race routine:

Load the van. Load the kids into the van. Get coffee and bagels. Drive. Realize we forgot the kids shoes. Stop at Guelph Wal-mart. Rush into Guelph Conservation Area. Get checked in and rack my gear. Suit up in the wet suit. BREATHE....

Event warmup:

Did a 200m swim.
  • 17m 24s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

Water was calm and warm (I got too warm in my full wetsuit). I took it really easy and it paid off. I just swam along on the outside of the crowd, keeping a steady pace.
What would you do differently?:

Only wear the bottom part (bib-john) of my T1 suit.
Run up the hill to the transition zone. I lost a good 1.5 minutes there.
Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

I am always so slow in T1.

What would you do differently?:

Move faster. I'm just afraid that I'll rush so much that 5km into the bike ride I'll look down and notice I'm still wearing my wetsuit.
  • 53m 31s
  • 30 kms
  • 33.63 km/hr

This was a weird course. There were too many bike on the course at once and it was hard to pass. There were little peletons of riders everywhere and it was tough not to draft every once in a while.

I rocked on the downhills and sucked on the uphills. Between my small tri-bike and big arse (200lbs) I could really hammer and drop people on the downhills but they always caught up to me when the hills arrived.
What would you do differently?:

Loose some weight and train hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s
  • 39m 49s
  • 7 kms
  • 05m 41s  min/km

This is where my big ass really turned into a ships anchor. I just started to run out of gas. I had a bad cold the week leading up to the race and my aerobic / running skills really suffered.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran the kids 1km race with my little 2 year old princess. She beat me, but only by a nose.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My big belly

Event comments:

The roads for this race should be closed or space the waves further apart. There were times where cyclists were riding 4-abreast.

Last updated: 2009-09-07 12:00 AM
00:17:24 | 750 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 24/60
Overall: 257/588
Performance: Good
Suit: T1 Black Pearl
Course: Rectangular.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:53:31 | 30 kms | 33.63 km/hr
Age Group: 16/60
Overall: 92/588
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out-and-back on country roads. First and last kilometer is through the Conservation area - there are speed bumps and tight turns. Roads open to traffic. Course get crowded with bikes. On some of the turns there was a bit of loose gravel (especially on the turn at kilometer 22)
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:39:49 | 07 kms | 05m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 46/60
Overall: 389/588
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on paved roads inside the conservation area.
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-07 8:08 PM

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