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Woodstock, Ontario
MultiSport Canada
15C / 59F
Total Time = 1h 51m 57s
Overall Rank = 52/181
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/23
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at the crack of "O'my God its Early"
Loaded the still-sleeping kids into the van. Loader the sleepy wife into the van. Loaded the gear and drove.
Event warmup:

Small swim (100m) in lake - felt great
  • 16m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

Oh how the best laid plans fall apart! All the swim training made me comfortable enough to start with the main group - that was a mistake. I got kicked and squeezed in the first 50m and it caused me to irrationally pamic. I never reviovered my stroke and kept inhaling water. The swim turned into an ungraceful mess. I finished 1.5 minutes slower than planned.
What would you do differently?:

Start at the side. Relax. Focus on my improved technique.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s
  • 56m 11s
  • 30 kms
  • 32.04 km/hr

With my crappy swim, I had to make time up on the bike. This did not quite happen as I planned either. The wind was really blowing my disk around and my new shorts (never tried them on before) were too tight in the groin. My feet went numb.
What would you do differently?:

Put on looser shorts.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s
  • 36m 27s
  • 7.5 kms
  • 04m 52s  min/km

I was surprisingly happy with my run. I felt pain in the shins and calves but worked my way through it. The only negative was that I picked up a sharp rock in my shoe. On top of the dam, I stopped to shake it out and someone passed me (a lady) so I took after her and immideatly tripped. I scraped my hand up a bit and my ego a lot.
What would you do differently?:

not trip.
Post race
Warm down:

The cold weather ment I was cooled down quickly. I played with kids at playground. Milk and burger were good.

Event comments:

This is the second year in a row that I screwed up this race. Next year I'll get it right.

Last updated: 2011-06-12 12:00 AM
00:16:39 | 750 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/23
Overall: 85/181
Performance: Bad
Suit: T1
Course: Rectengular
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:11 | 30 kms | 32.04 km/hr
Age Group: 7/23
Overall: 39/181
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Out and back. Gentle rollers. Stiff cross breeze.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:27 | 07.5 kms | 04m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 10/23
Overall: 76/181
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back lollypop maninly on gravel trails.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-06-12 8:26 PM

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Rural Ontario
Subject: Woodstock Triathlon

2011-06-14 1:08 PM
in reply to: #3545245

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Ontario, Canada
Subject: RE: Woodstock Triathlon

Hi Mark,
You're kinda hard on yourself.  Even with all the mishaps, you're faster on each of S/B/R than last yr.  I raced Woodstock on Sat, turned out to be the better weather day, contrary to the weather forecast.  Would be happy if one day, I can swim as fast as your "crappy swim".  Love your avatar, very clean aero position.

Edited by patricia7 2011-06-14 1:11 PM
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