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Woodstock, Ontario
MultiSport Canada
15C / 59F
Total Time = 2h 24m 16s
Overall Rank = 113/149
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 50/8
Pre-race routine:

Wasn't sure if I was going to race right up till race morning. I've had a cold for over a week and it was miserable outside (pouring rain right up to about 10 minutes before the race started. Decided I might as well get out there and have no expectations.
Event warmup:

Swam a couple hundred metres
  • 17m 49s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

Felt really good on the swim. I maybe worked a little too hard. I was think I would get out of the water in 17:30 and was actually out closer to 17:00 (plus run into transition). I was hoping to practice drafting off of some fast feet but the wave was really small and couldn't find any fast feet to go with (start line was maybe 50 m wide, and only 5 people in my wave finished faster than me). Caught up with people two waves ahead (started 5 or 6 minutes before) and finished with the pack from the wave ahead (all men :))
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go a little easier
Transition 1
  • 02m 19s

Everything was soaking wet so it took longer than normal
What would you do differently?:

learn to ride sockless and have my shoes already clipped in but this scares me.
  • 1h 13m 13s
  • 32 kms
  • 26.22 km/hr

This is WAY slower than it should have been. I'm in shape to have gone at least 28 km/hour and finish the bike more than 5 minutes faster. I think it was a combination of cold, benedryl from bug bites, the headwind, and not being able to ride my bike for the last two weeks (away for work)
What would you do differently?:

not get run down and get sick. Not go away for work for two weeks before a race. Not get 10,000 blackfly bites right before a race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

pretty good T2 for me. had a bit of trouble racking my bike, but I'm not at the point were seconds in T2 are really going to make any difference
What would you do differently?:

  • 49m 54s
  • 8 kms
  • 06m 14s  min/km

my legs felt dead. I blame this on the cold. I just didn't have the run in me. I've been training to run much faster than this so it was kind of disappointing. I want to run my half IM in three weeks at this pace... Hopefully I can get this bug out of my system before then. I thought I could do sub 6 min/km pretty easily (like 5:45?). Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Not have a cold? not be away for work? not be on benedryl?
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

cold. work. Blackflies.

Event comments:

didn't stick around for post race activities. I was cold and wanted to get home for a warm shower.

Last updated: 2010-05-01 12:00 AM
00:17:49 | 1000 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 26/149
Performance: Good
Suit: nineteen
Course: Triangle from one small beach to another. Took a little bit after the last turn around to figure out where I was headed.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:19
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:13 | 32 kms | 26.22 km/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 117/149
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back heading north east into headwind the first 16 km. Rolling hills
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:54 | 08 kms | 06m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 122/149
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back on trails
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-07 9:01 PM

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Subject: Woodstock Triathlon

2010-06-12 7:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Woodstock Triathlon
Nice had a lot of things working against us with flies, temps, not 100% feeling good, travel, but you did it. Wow great swim....very strong to come out of the water in the front of your wave. Being a strong swimmer will pay off for you in FL.

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