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Belwood, Ontario
Total Time = 1h 47m 44s
Overall Rank = 86/399
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/32
Pre-race routine:

Nothin really. Woke up, ate some cereal, packed up the car and ended out the door.
Event warmup:

No warmup except for a bit of a swim before the start.
  • 20m 4s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

This was a good swim. I stayed relaxed, found a rythym and was happy with my time at the finish. Maybe one of these days I'll break the 2min mark.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

I found my bike lying on the ground, so I lost time picking it up and finding my glasses,helmet, etc. I also took a few seconds to put on my Garmin strap for the run later.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I rack my bike by the saddle to save some time, but it doesn't sit very well because I'm a taller rider, so I can't rack it ideally. May have to just start racking it by the handlebars.
  • 54m 30s
  • 30 kms
  • 33.03 km/hr

I rode the course a few days before and my watts were the same for the test ride and the race, which was nice to see. After the race in Guelph where I couldn't generate any power I had concerns how I would feel after the swim, but it was fine.
What would you do differently?:

I could have pushed the hills more, but I kept thinking about the run. I was fine on the ride till the last 5km where we went straight into the wind. My power dropped off and I was suddenly getting passed. So I had to dig a bit deeper for those last few km.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

This was a good transition, just grabbed my stuff and went.
  • 31m
  • 7 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

Good run, had a slight stitch at one point but it faded and didn't impact me. With about 3km to go the legs started to feel a bit tierd and I was glad I hadn't tried pushing harder on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Given where my running is at the moment I don't think I can expect to run any faster. Hopefully next year will be injury free and I'll log some good run mileage.
Post race
Warm down:

Basically lay on the ground and stayed there for a while. I pushed as hard as I could for the day.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. I felt comfortable with the swim, but know that I need a lot more time on the bike. It will be interesting if I can log the hours leading up to next year and see what improvements are possible. The run also needs more hours, but the big limiter was the ITB injury that has plagued me all year.

Event comments:

As always, TriSport puts on a great race. Nothing I'd change.

Last updated: 2010-07-29 12:00 AM
00:20:04 | 1000 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/32
Overall: 146/399
Performance: Good
Suit: Nineteen Pipeline
Course: Rectangular course that actually has you swim in a counter clockwise direction.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:54:30 | 30 kms | 33.03 km/hr
Age Group: 14/32
Overall: 104/399
Performance: Good
Avg watts 201.
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 96
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:00 | 07 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 10/32
Overall: 77/399
Performance: Average
Actual pace according to the Garmin was 4:34, so I think the course was just a bit short.
Course: Out and back on a trail - it was a hot run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-29 9:38 AM

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