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Triathlon of Compassion - TriathlonSprint

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Victoria, BC
28C / 82F
Total Time = 1h 25m 4s
Overall Rank = 104/168
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 7/19
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:00 and had a bagel w/ PB and banana.
Event warmup:

Did a few arm rotations and did a 50m warm-up in the pool.
  • 10m 45s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters

On my first length the girl behind me hit my foot so I let her pass but I was on her the rest of the swim . I tapped her foot a few times but she would not let me pass. Although frustrating, at least I was able to draft the entire swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I ran past my bike - whoops!
What would you do differently?:

bright orange or yellow towel
  • 44h 23m
  • 19 kms
  • 0.43 km/hr

Felt really good on the bike but I think I could have gone harder
Transition 2
  • 00m

They didn't have the heats marked on the racks coming from the transition of bike to run so I couldn't figure out where #4 was. I did run up the right one thankfully.
What would you do differently?:

Next time I will make sure I look at both sides of the racks.
  • 29m 56s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 59s  min/km

Right out of transition there is steep hill to run up and when you think you are finished running up hills, there are more! Thankfully what goes up must come down and there are a few down hills. My foot is still giving me grief from the marathon last week so it was painful at the start but later I think I just blocked it out. My goal was to run the whole 5K without walking any of the hills. I talked to some people after who said that they walked the first hill to get their legs back and to conserve energy but I think I would run it again as my legs came back quickly. I just wish I was a faster runner.
What would you do differently?:

Run more hills in training.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and chatted to friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Perhaps my foot but I felt I had a great race. I need to focus on improving my run.

Event comments:

Great race, I would do it again. There is only one drink station on the run and none on the bike. It was also quite hot and there wasn't enough to drink at the food station - although they had a good spread of food. They did have coffee but I didn't have any in the heat. I need to remember suntan lotion as I did burn my shoulders and the body markings work great as sunscreen (yup the black is gone but you can see my numbers on my arms due to my burn). The prizes were really good but you had to stay to get them - bike accessories, bike, weekend get away, etc. I won a Asics t-shirt and hat. The t-shirt is a XXL so I'll be passing that on to my hubby.

Last updated: 2005-07-18 12:00 AM
00:10:45 | 500 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 92/168
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Pool Swim 25m at Naden CFB Esq.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
44:23:00 | 19 kms | 0.43 km/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 82/168
Wind: None
Course: Fairly flat with a couple of hills. Sadly there was construction on one section - grrrr
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:56 | 05 kms | 05m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 127/168
Performance: Good
Course: Hills, hills and more hills
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-07-18 3:57 PM

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St. Albert
Subject: Triathlon of Compassion

2005-07-18 5:35 PM
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Vancouver, BC
Subject: RE: Triathlon of Compassion
Hey Carolyn,

I was waiting for your race report. Your swim happened exactly like mine at the UBC tri last March. The girl in front of me would not let me pass. Way to make the best of it and use the draft.

Congrats on running the whole 5km with your sore foot. You did great and I think that your run time is awesome. Nice work on the bike too.

I'd like to see some pics of your "burned in" body markings. Hopefully it's a good number for you.

Way to go and way to keep up that training.

2005-07-18 8:24 PM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Triathlon of Compassion
Nice job on your race!  I don't know how I would feel about a pool swim, but you seemed to handle it like a pro.  Hills are killer during a race,  so you should feel proud you ran them, especially given your foot problems.  And you placed in the top 1/3 of your age group!  Fantastic.    I see your next one is coming up, and is longer-you'll be ready given your weekend performance! 
2005-07-19 7:03 AM
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Miami, FL
Subject: RE: Triathlon of Compassion
Hi Carolyn - Congrats on a great race!  Sounds like you pulled through despite some foot pain - plus you ran all the hills.  You are fierce!  Good for you.
2005-07-24 8:33 AM
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Chilliwack, BC
Subject: RE: Triathlon of Compassion
I must have been sleeping!
Good race report, glad you had a good time!
That must have felt good to get out and run after the marathon!

2005-07-25 7:58 AM
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