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St Kilda, Victoria
Total Time = 50m 16s
Overall Rank = 67/287
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/32
Pre-race routine:

Up super early on next to no sleep, coffee & out the door.
1 hour drive to event so eat energy bar and some powerade on the way.
Event warmup:

  • 06m 36s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 12s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Always more swim training to be stronger / faster but in this race not really much differently.
Transition 1
  • 02m

The bike and run transition were all counted in the bike section. The first one took me around 20 minutes including the 200m run to the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much other than practice getting on the bike a bit more
  • 23h 00m
  • 9 kms
  • 0.39 km/hr

Very strong wind - felt comfortable on the bike - had to keep to easy gear due to sore hip / back - just wasn't strong enough to go to a higher gear.
What would you do differently?:

More training
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

New elastic laces were probably a bit too tight so a bit of a struggle to get them on.
What would you do differently?:

More running in laces prior to event
  • 17m 28s
  • 3 kms
  • 05m 49s  min/km

I really struggled on the run - it was very hot and windy.
What would you do differently?:

I had a few weeks off running after SIJ Injections and this really showed in the run - didn't feel strong at all despite the 4 or 5 brick sessions I did in the couple of months leading up.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around the event area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injuries throwing running training off track plus I need more time on the bike.
AHR throughout the event was 187 MHR was 200 so I worked hard but lack of training due to injury hindered me.

Event comments:

The atmosphere is great at this event and I will do it again next year.

Last updated: 2009-12-30 12:00 AM
00:06:36 | 300 meters | 02m 12s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri suit
Course: This swim was in an outside 50m pool with the lane ropes taken out and bouys put in to swim around - we had 5 bouys to swim around. There was also about a 100m run to get to the mat and this is included in the swim time. The swim was a bit of a mess, women of all abilities and doing all sorts of strokes so even though the waves of 10 were 1 minute apart there were women everywhere - many times I had someone swimming in the wrong direction heading right for me :) It was like an obstacle course so a bit of a nightmare but I felt pretty comfortable in the swim despite the fact I couldn't get into a rhythm because of people going the wrong way.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
23:00:00 | 09 kms | 0.39 km/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Out and back x 3 loops.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:17:28 | 03 kms | 05m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back for 3 loops. Path pretty narrow for the amount of people and the surface was a bit rough.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-02-07 6:55 PM

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Subject: Triathlon Pink

2010-02-09 9:53 AM
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Austin, TX
Subject: RE: Triathlon Pink
Way to fight through everything and run a great race.  Even with all that you did very well!!
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