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Valleyfield, Quebec
Total Time = 1h 11m 49s
Overall Rank = 42/210
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 2/18
Pre-race routine:

This was the last Quebec cup event. Last chance to get some points. I was ranked 5th overall going in. This was last chance to pull that up. I will have to wait for the final results, but I did improve my rank. I might have podiumed for the season/series. Yipee.

Nothing special. Got there early. Only had 1 extra large coffee this time

I cheered etccallhome82 in the duathlon. Not sure he heard me. He was running well.
Event warmup:

Did one loop on the bike course (5km) and a bit of jogging. Felt crap on the warm up.
  • 12m 58s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

I was disappointed coming out of the water. I thought I had swam well but was expecting a good 45 seconds faster. Oh well.

Not hitting arms, no running over people. Very pleasant swim. Maybe I was enjoying too much :-)
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I did swim straight and relaxed. I guess the pace was a little off
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

Bad T1. I had trouble getting the wetsuit off at the elbows of all places. WTF was that ?. Between the bad swim and bad T1, I was ready to just coast the rest. Glad I didn't.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I should know how to do this by now
  • 35m 5s
  • 20.52 kms
  • 35.09 km/hr

I was happy with the bike. Hit my watts target.

After first lap I saw it was going well, so I pushed.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

Good T2, went smooth
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 50s
  • 4.9 kms
  • 04m 15s  min/km

I started off fast. First k was 4:10. I backed off a little, which was stupid. Second k 4;22. started feeling good at 3km so picked it up 4:14, 4:18 for the next two. I saw I wasn't too far behind a guy that usually wins my AG, I figured I had a podium shot, looked back and decided to push, but I was toast. 4:10 pace for the last K, which was short (did it in 3:45).

What would you do differently?:

nothing, maybe not back off 2nd km. That was wimpy. I don't like pain....
Post race
Warm down:

nothing special.

I looked at the results, realized I had podiumed (2nd), so was happy

I was especially happy I beat all the guys that normally beat me. Except 1.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Good event, but the 'pick up your medal at the counter' sucks.

Last updated: 2010-08-22 12:00 AM
00:12:58 | 750 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/210
Performance: Average
Suit: orca sonar wetsuit
Course: triangle-one loop. 300m out, 200 across, 250 back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:04
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:05 | 20.52 kms | 35.09 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/210
Performance: Good
Stayed around 156ish
Wind: Some
Course: 4x5km loop. There were 6 90deg turns and 1 180. Roads were rough. Thank god they had dried a bit.
Road: Potholes  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:52
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:50 | 04.9 kms | 04m 15s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/210
Performance: Good
Started at 158, finished 167
Course: Two loops along a cycling path. Flat as pancake
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-08-22 3:08 PM

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Subject: Triathlon Valleyfield

2010-08-22 7:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Triathlon Valleyfield

Good job Marc!! Ramener une course qui s'en va nulle part sur la bonne track c'est quand même assez satisfaisant hein?

Ça doit être pas mal plus tough de finir top 3 de groupe d'âge en Coupe du Québec Sprint qu'en duathlon!

Oui je t'ai entendu et c'était bien apprécié. J'ai fait le saut un peu, je ne suis pas habitué d'avoir des fans! He he

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