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Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
22C / 72F
Total Time = 1h 33m 46s
Overall Rank = 48/86
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 7/10
Pre-race routine:

arrived the day before and did an easy bike. Enjoyed the pre-race pasta dinner and went back to Mary's house and waited for Dave to arrive, and arranged race gear. Woke up at 5:45, ate a boiled egg, half a banana, and half a cliff bar. Arrived at the race with Dave at 7:15 and set up. Took drugs at 8pm and 6am. Currently using Bisoprolol 10mg, Enalipril, Lipitor (first race on statin) and low dose aspirin.
Event warmup:

Saw the current was really stiff- well pass high tide. Did a short swim preceded by a 1k ride.
  • 20m 35s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 44s / 100 meters

started up by the shore with 5 others in slower current, most folks were in the centre! Started with a good draft but pace was a bit slow. Struggled towards the end of the first leg as I wore down-current made that happen sooner than expected. crossing the river at the top and again at the bottom I swam well over the lay line and that worked out really well-passed several guys who were set by the current. Stood up for a 15-20 seconds on last leg against the current as I was gasping due to the effort, though breathing technique was fine.
What would you do differently?:

Stay in a draft longer to save energy
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

slow walk to T1 as I was hypoxic/gasping, the usual exertion thing, and then struggled very briefly w/wetsuit on right heel where chip was. Actually a good T1 for me.
What would you do differently?:

quicker wetsuit removal
  • 40m 28s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.65 km/hr

Bike felt good all around, good mount, had shoes on and strapped by 600M. Started to gag a bit after drinking blue power mixed w/ water but it may have been a stomach thing from the swim as well.Could have gone a bit harder I think. Good dismount.
What would you do differently?:

Ramp up speed a bit more, maybe 5%.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 36s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 55s  min/km

walked the first rise/ 70 metres to stop gasping and ran the rest- kept pace slow to start and hope to feel well and push the last half but pace was constant. Ran the the whole race except for 1 water stop very briefly, drank a bit of water and that was it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing . First sub 30 minute 5k tri since 2006, so perhaps the decline has stopped!
Post race
Warm down:

stretched a bit- little dizzy so ate some sugars.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

stomach issues on bike, and the Beta Blockers still have a terribly limiting effect- may try dosing later the pre-race eve and holding the morning dose until post race and see if that helps or lets the HR go out of control. Will try it in training first!

Last updated: 2010-08-03 12:00 AM
00:20:35 | 750 meters | 02m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 52/86
Performance: Average
Suit: Iron Man Elite
Course: usual rectangle w/ strong current down river
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:28 | 20 kms | 29.65 km/hr
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 35/86
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: out and back, easy rolling road, little traffic
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:36 | 05 kms | 05m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 66/86
Performance: Good
Course: fairly flat, brief rise at beginning
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2010-08-03 1:57 PM

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