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Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
USM Events
Total Time = 1h 17m 40s
Overall Rank = 716/754
Age Group = Clyde 220+
Age Group Rank = 17/19
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4.30 am and had big bowl of porridge and a coffee. Thought this would be ok as wave start not until 8.15. I was wrong. It sat on my stomach and played on my mind all morning. Though part of this feeling might have been down to the 2 litres of hydration/gatorade powder I had too. Was really well hydrated. Banana about 20 mins before the gun.
Event warmup:

Got in the water and swam to the start then treaded water for about 2 minutes, as did most other clydes. Probably about 30 metres to start line.
Swim
  • 10m 17s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards
Comments:

I know I am a hopeless swimmer as I only kick for balance and this became horrifyingly evident even after about 30 meters when I first sighted. There was a huge pack already about 4-5 metres in front of me. Luckily there were 3 of us at the back. I was only beaten into second last by about half a second and then only because I could feel him coming and moved over for him with about 3 metres to go. I may not be so nice next time.

Wasn't fully prepared for the dizzyness getting out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. Lots more. And harder. Using a kick.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

No times for the transitions

The dizzyness had all but gone by the time I reached my bike.
Sunnies on. Top on. Helmet on. Shoes on and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Bike
  • 33m 30s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 16.69 mile/hr
Comments:

A 3 lap course with one short out of the saddle hill and one longer but in the saddle hill.

Everything went great, even passing a few people from other groups , until about 3/4 into lap 2 when I swerved out of the way of another rider and my rear wheel went over a pothole giving me a slow puncture. It went half flat almost immediately then went slowly down for the rest of the race. Still rideable but had to slow down a bit on the straights and a lot on the corners. It felt like I was riding on sand and I was scared I was going to come off on the corners. The worst thing though was knowing that stopping meant a definite DFL. I had a choice to make. Change now as I might have to do it anyway, or take a chance on it lasting but costing me time. I went for option 2 and made it but it must have been a close run thing as it was totally flat when I picked up the bike after the race.
What would you do differently?:

Avoid potholes. Train more and harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Rack bike. Helmet off. Bike shoes off. Run shoes on. Right shoe off. Stone out. Right shoe on. Start chatting to clyde entering transition. Think WTF am I doing and then off on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Clean feet properly.
Not chat to anyone.
Run
  • 26m 9s
  • 2.49 miles
  • 10m 30s  min/mile
Comments:

I was starting to feel it by the start of the run. Legs felt heavy but in the first 100 metres there were about 4 kids with their hands out so I high fived them all and got a huge cheer from them. It lifted my spirits and made my day.

The run course was a flat 2 lap affair. Nothing much to report really. It was hard but I plodded on, walked for a few seconds through the drinks stations and finished the run stronger than I started it.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. Train harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank Gatorade, ate fruit and walked about a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My ability.

Event comments:

This was my first race so UI have nothing to compare it with but I have no complaints.

Overall though I had a blast and can't wait to do another.




Last updated: 2010-07-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:17 | 437 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/754
Performance: Bad
Suit: cycling shorts
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:33:30 | 9.32 miles | 16.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/19
Overall: 697/754
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:26:09 | 02.49 miles | 10m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/19
Overall: 721/754
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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]

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2010-10-17 4:11 PM

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2010-10-17 6:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Gatorade Queensland tri series. Race 1

Welcome to the racing world! Congrats on your first triathlon!!

And with a puncture too. You so easily could have given up, but you kept going and finished the strong.

Enjoy the rest of the season.

2010-10-17 6:20 PM
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Cheers. I'll try to get some pic up but they all naad to be resized so it may take a while.
2010-10-17 6:24 PM
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In the wrong order but swim exit, those aweswome kids and the finish.

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2010-10-17 7:02 PM
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Great job, man.  I hope it always stay so fun for you.

Oh, and I dig the pink cap, it rocks.
2010-10-17 8:24 PM
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great work dude!!!  Congrats on the first!!!




2010-10-17 8:51 PM
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Way to go pipsy!  Great 1st race!
2010-10-17 9:43 PM
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Great going mate.  Way to work through the adversities as well.
Awesome job!
2010-10-18 1:14 AM
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fantastic result, major respect for continuing on the bike - that must have been horrible. You're now a triathlete!
2010-10-18 5:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Gatorade Queensland tri series. Race 1
Thanks everyone.

I've been on cloud 9 ever since I finished and I'm itching to get out and train again.  I know I need a bit of a rest though  as the stiffness is just starting to set in 36 hours later.

I still haven't fixed that puncture yet either. Ironically it is my first puncture since I got the new bike about 3 months ago.
2010-10-18 5:43 AM
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Well done!  Great to share a first tri with you.  Will have to try and say hello in person next time in the recovery area! 


2010-10-18 6:00 AM
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eyeclown - 2010-10-18 8:43 PM Well done!  Great to share a first tri with you.  Will have to try and say hello in person next time in the recovery area! 



Yeah mate definately.
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