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Ottawa Riverkeeper - TriathlonSprint

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Ottawa, Ontario
Somersault Promotions
19C / 66F
Total Time = 1h 15m 3s
Overall Rank = 31/124
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/18
Pre-race routine:

Didn't really do anything except for eat early and make sure I didn't have to use the wash room.
Event warmup:

Didn't really do anything
  • 14m 35s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 55s / 100 meters

Much much harder than I thought, and it seemed much harder than swimming in the pool. However, this (outside of transitions) is what I most wanted to experience out of this triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

I'd train for swimming more, and I'd get coaching.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Lost time with tri top, with socks, and with number.
What would you do differently?:

I'll get a number belt, and I'll lay things out a bit different.
  • 38m 4s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.52 km/hr

I felt good about this, and I was happy with my performance. The only people to pass me looked very fit on very good bikes.
What would you do differently?:

I would use a racing bike rather than my touring bike (but I can't afford that yet). I could have gone faster, but I wanted to make sure that I wouldn't destroy my run.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Couldn't find rack spot easily.
What would you do differently?:

I'll figure a better way of spotting my rack spot.
  • 22m 23s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 29s  min/km

I felt like I had dead legs, but my run was still felt strong, and apparently it was a lot stronger than I thought it was (although nobody passed me on the run -- I guess the faster people were already ahead of me).
What would you do differently?:

Learn to drink out of a noral cup while running. I splashed water up my nose (wasn't very pleasant).
Post race
Warm down:

None really, too preoccupied with finishing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim, transition experience, and no race bike.

Event comments:

It was my first Tri, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. It was also a test to see if I would actually enjoy it, and I must say I'll be doing more of them.

Last updated: 2005-06-16 12:00 AM
00:14:35 | 500 meters | 02m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 84/124
Performance: Bad
Suit: no
Course: Had to swim over buoy rope which was annoying.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:04 | 20 kms | 31.52 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 31/124
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: A 10k loop completed twice, with hair pin turns at the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:23 | 05 kms | 04m 29s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 17/124
Performance: Good
Course: Set on the bike path along the side of the road used for cycling. Started over some sand and an uphill path.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-06-20 9:22 AM

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