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Woodstock, Ontario
MultiSport Canada
18C / 64F
Total Time = 2h 05m 3s
Overall Rank = 114/181
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 92/132
Pre-race routine:

Just woke up very early to drive from Toronto and be there soon enough to got a good spot on the rack.
Eat 2 banana muffin and that's was a little bit too much but anyway...

Setuped up my area by following all the advice I foudn on the web and followed the last checklist from Ray's DC blog in order to make sure I was ready to go.
Event warmup:

Just followed part of my coach's plan. Ran 15 min, skipped the bike and then put the wetsuit on to swim a little bit and then wait for the start.
  • 18m 46s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 30s / 100 meters

Was part of the 1st wave. 1st time in the washing machine and did not panicked but found I was exhausted before even reach the first turn... Nothing to say. I know I need to progress in open water. I was on the last couple of people of my wave to exit water and only few people from the following wave catched me up.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, practice and practice more open water. Coach said she was fine with my swim in the pool and that I just need to be more and more aclimated to OWS.
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

I did not want to rush this one. Remove the wetsuit easily and then remember to put the helmet first before anything. Then put socks, shoes and the bike. Did not want to try a "flying mount". Took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. This will come with more practice
  • 1h 05m 17s
  • 30 kms
  • 27.57 km/hr

It was more difficult that I predicted because of the wind. And also find it very difficult to judge the effort. Try to not do any violations and succed :)
It was really helpfull to had ride the course the week before as I knew where I was going through.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I could do to stop the wind...
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Just try not to fall on the little grassy wet downhill just before the timing mat...nothing else to say, racked the bike, removed shoes, removed helmet, put shoes and off I went. Pretty happy with this one as I was not too bad, specially for a first one :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I'm happy of this time.
  • 37m 39s
  • 7.5 kms
  • 05m 01s  min/km

Very happy by the run. Felt great except for the first 500m where the legs were so "bricked" even with all the bricks workout !!! But managed to go through and find my pace around 5min/k. Finished strong on the run and was happy about this leg.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, was happy with this segment.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a lot as usual and was very happy about the post race food. After the traditionnal bagels, banana, it was a real pleasure to have a burger to chill down :) Best post race food recovery ever :)
Packed my stuff, put the bike on the trunk, chat a bit with the coach and head back to Toronto.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Definitely the swim and the wind. Other than that, I'm within the performance I targeted for a first tri and so, was happy with this result.

Event comments:

Best recovery food ever :)
Very well organized and very family friendly.
A good race :)

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Last updated: 2011-06-08 12:00 AM
00:18:46 | 750 meters | 02m 30s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/132
Overall: 144/181
Performance: Bad
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:05:17 | 30 kms | 27.57 km/hr
Age Group: 0/132
Overall: 125/181
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:39 | 07.5 kms | 05m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 0/132
Overall: 96/181
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-12 5:33 PM

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2011-06-12 8:28 PM
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Rural Ontario
Subject: RE: Woodstock Triathlon
Congrats Alex. Well done.
2011-06-12 9:54 PM
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Somewhere, British Columbia
Subject: RE: Woodstock Triathlon

Thanks MArk !

I added some photos already available Smile

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