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Victoria International Half Ironman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Victoria, British Columbia
56F / 13C
Total Time = 5h 05m 40s
Overall Rank = 81/398
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 18/44
Pre-race routine:

Had trouble sleeping, so grabbed a bagel & PB at 3:30 & tried to sleep some more. Ate again at 5:00 then headed to the venue.
Event warmup:

swam 2-300 meters before the start, mostly to check that my goggles were fitting properly.
  • 27m 50s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

An OK swim. I've developed a bit of a left hook in my stroke, so I ended up pretty far left on the first half of the course.
What would you do differently?:

sight more
Transition 1
  • 03m 23s

Slow, slow, slow.
Got hung up on the wetsuit
What would you do differently?:

practice more
  • 2h 53m 23s
  • 87 kms
  • 30.11 km/hr

Paced it about how I thought I should. Kept myself within my limits and didn't try to chase anyone down. The 2 hills were tough. The first time up was OK, the second time pretty much wiped me out for the last 7-8 miles of the bike leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

An OK transition. Got blocked my some joker at the racks who couldn't decide where he wanted to go.
  • 1h 39m 30s
  • 20 kms
  • 04m 58s  min/km

I started out OK, but faded 6 minutes on the second lap.
What would you do differently?:

grab gatorade at the aid stations instead of water & maybe fewer gel pouches.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a bit, met with my adoring fans/family. grabbed some grub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much. 1 yr into the sport, I don't think I could have asked for a better outcome.

Event comments:

I enjoyed the venue and the weather was great. The announcer reminded me of the announcer for the Tour de France & I liked that.

Last updated: 2010-03-14 12:00 AM
00:27:50 | 2078 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/44
Overall: 11/398
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue70 reaction
Course: 1 loop clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:23
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:53:23 | 87 kms | 30.11 km/hr
Age Group: 23/44
Overall: 118/398
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops, mostly rollers with 1 400m section with an 80m rise (20% avg grade)
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:39:30 | 20 kms | 04m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 15/44
Overall: 77/398
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops around Elk Lake on walking/riding trails. Wooded
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2010-06-21 11:41 AM

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