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Sackville, New Brunswick
22C / 72F
Total Time = 1h 32m 38s
Overall Rank = 68/98
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 18/23
Pre-race routine:

Took PM better blockers later at 9pm and skipped them race morning to see if that would reduce HR suppression but found no difference in race HR avg or O2 management. Will stop monkeying w/ that. Arrived at 8:45 and set up- ate tuna sandwich banana, cliff bar at 2-2 1/2 hrs before, 1/3 gu just before race. Pure gatorade in aero bottle- didn't have time to dilute (way too sweet)
Event warmup:

10 minute bike
  • 19m 38s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

started to far at the back and draft candidates were too slow- quickly tired and side stroked about 1/3 of the time. Glasses fogged and sighting was worse than usual. Course was probably about 850m this year. Must be making up for last years 550M course!
Need more time in the water for sure. Probably only swam a dozen times this year.
What would you do differently?:

start closer to the front as my free is still quick (as long as it lasts!).
prep goggles better, be earlier to the beach!
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Struggled with one heel- (no lube on ankles due to time rush) and had a really hard time putting the left foot in the shoe on the bike ride- got up to speed well, but lost time putting that foot in. One strap wasn't loosened enough. Rookie transistion!
What would you do differently?:

Arrive earlier and be better prepared, lubed, and shoes set.
  • 39m 32s
  • 20 kms
  • 30.35 km/hr

Good bike all around except for the problem getting my foot in the left shoe at the start. Also, need to try conserving energy on the last 2 ks to get breathing easier before the run.
What would you do differently?:

try conserving energy on the last 2 ks to get breathing easier before the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m
  • 30m 9s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 02s  min/km

breathing was really laboured, but I did the best I could.
What would you do differently?:

Quit beta blockers!

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

BB's, heart failure. I really should stop complaining.

Event comments:

Always a good race, though they should have a dentist on hand to replace lost fillings after the bike.

Last updated: 2010-08-23 12:00 AM
00:19:38 | 820 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/23
Overall: 68/98
Performance: Below average
Suit: full
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 21C / 70F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:39:32 | 20 kms | 30.35 km/hr
Age Group: 18/23
Overall: 51/98
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: overall good ride for me- went a bit harder, passed lots of folks but still struggled on the short rises
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:09 | 05 kms | 06m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 20/23
Overall: 76/98
Performance: Below average
Course: different this year- one early short steep hill repeated later, some trails.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2010-08-23 11:32 AM

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Subject: Sackville Triathlon

2010-08-23 1:52 PM
in reply to: #3058951

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PEI, Canada
Subject: RE: Sackville Triathlon
Nice race Blair.  It was nice to meet you there.  Next time, I'll give you some of my magic anti-fog solution for  your goggles.    And it was definitely more like 850m!

Edited by axteraa 2010-08-23 1:53 PM
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