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Triathlon Soulanges Quebec Cup - TriathlonSprint


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Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec
Canada
21.7C / 71F
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 13m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/16
Pre-race routine:

Got there at 6, race started at 7:45

This is a Quebec Cup event so it brings out the hard cores. Very competitive field.

Set up my transition area, which took me 3 minutes and went to look at the gross swimming area.
Event warmup:

None.

Just chat with people and figure out the complex entry/exit into the different courses
Swim
  • 12m 23s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 39s / 100 meters
Comments:

Brutal swim with all the people.
Quebec cup events are very competitive.
Got my 310xt knocked off my wrist. My buddy got a cut eye.

Losing the 310xt, on top of the cost, was hard since I use it to pace my bike and run. I was totally blind from that point on and I am a person that needs help with my pacing
What would you do differently?:

Not wear the 310 on the wrist with the quick release. It's not made for a tri swim start
Transition 1
  • 02m 41s
Comments:

It was a long T2, the water was far from my bike, but everyone has the same problem
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Long distance between swim and transition
Bike
  • 35m 22s
  • 20 kms
  • 33.93 km/hr
Comments:

Did it without speedometer or cadence or HR so was a little lost
Kept a moderate burn in the legs and felt pretty consistent all the way through

I lost a lot of time in U turns and 90 degree turns, braking in order to not slide on sand/gravel.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bike handling skills. Since falling at tremblant, I'm a wuss.

Put backup cat eye on bike so if Garmin goes, I know what I'm doing.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s
Run
  • 22m 4s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 25s  min/km
Comments:

Cramped up with 1km to go, just as I was passing someone I thought was in my age group. It hurt like a SOB so I backed off just enough to stay ahead of him but to keep the cramping in check.

It turns out he was in my age group and I did need to finish ahead of him to get points he had on me from the previous race
What would you do differently?:

It was hard without markers to know pace. Next time, not lose Garmin :-)
Post race
Warm down:

None, just chatted with 2 team members

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not having anything to help me pace. I don't push hard enough without numbers in front of me.

Event comments:

Nice people, well organized, but markers on the run are a must. There were none.

Overall happy.




Last updated: 2010-05-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:12:23 | 750 meters | 01m 39s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Nineteen John Rental
Course: Out and back in a canal with lots of weed
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 22C / 71F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Bad
T1
Time: 02:41
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:35:22 | 20 kms | 33.93 km/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course: 3 loops of 6.666km. There were 2 180degree turn and 2 90 degree turns.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:45
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:22:04 | 05 kms | 04m 25s  min/km
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course: 2.5km, turn back No markers
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2010-06-28 7:09 AM
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Subject: RE: Triathlon Soulanges Quebec Cup

Good job!!

Ça fait une course qui coûte cher un peu avec un Garmin dans le fond de la rivière...

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