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Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Oliver, British Columbia
Outback Events
16C / 61F
Total Time = 2h 44m 58s
Overall Rank = 71/139
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 10/12
  • 30m 36s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

With the below average temperatures we've been having across BC, the lakes in the lower mainland have not had a chance to warm up at all. Therefor, my first open water swim was at the race location the day prior to the race .

For the warm-up I pretty much just got into the water to allow water to get into my wetsuit and to get used to the cold water so it wouldn't be such a shock to my body once the race started.

After passing the first buoy, which must have been at around 150m or so, the combination of the cold water and my inexperience in open water must have caused me to have a small panic attack or something of the sorts. I had a very hard time breathing and it felt like my wetsuit was really tightening up on my chest. At that 150m point I looked up to see where the turn around buoy was and said to myself "what the heck have I got myself into" and the thought of swimming to the shore and ending my day crossed my mind. I really didn't think I was going to be able to finish the first half of the first lap.

The first 375 meters we're horrible. I did the first 375m primarily doing the breaststroke as I couldn't get a good freestyle rhythm due to my breathing. At the turn around buoy, I was able to stand up as the water was only about 3-4' deep, and cleaned my goggles as they had fogged up a bit. At this point, I'm not sure had happened, but my breathing had completely relaxed and I was able to finish the first lap and the rest of the swim in a very comfortable freestyle swim and pace.

Transition 1
  • 00m

I got my swim cap, goggles, and top half of the wetsuit off on the way to transition. The only issue I ran into was that my hands were a little bit numb and I couldn't pull wetsuits over my ankles the first couple of times. Once the wetsuit was off, I dried my feet, put socks, shoes, tri top, glasses, and helmet on and was off.

It was a very quick in and out and overall, I'm very happy with my T1 and the way everything went.
  • 1h 25m 49s
  • 40 kms
  • 27.97 km/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 48m 34s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 52s  min/km
Post race
Event comments:

My first triathlon.

Last updated: 2011-04-28 12:00 AM
00:30:36 | 1500 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 89/139
Performance: Average
Course: The swim was 2 laps in Tuc-el-Nuit lake. Water depth was between 6-7'.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 15C / 59F Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:25:49 | 40 kms | 27.97 km/hr
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 74/139
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:34 | 10 kms | 04m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 62/139
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-15 8:52 PM

Surrey, BC
Subject: Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon - Olympic Course

2011-05-16 2:20 AM
in reply to: #3500655

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Langley, BC, 'Wet Coast' Canada
Subject: RE: Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon - Olympic Course
Great job on your first triathlon!! You really rocked the run, too.
2011-05-18 5:41 PM
in reply to: #3500655

Surrey, BC
Subject: RE: Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon - Olympic Course
Thanks. I was kind of hoping for a 44-45min run, but with it being my first tri I'll take what I can get.
Had a blast and am looking forward to my half ironman in August.
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