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Wasa Lake, British Columbia
Rocky Mountain Triathlon
22C / 72F
Total Time = 1h 18m 54s
Overall Rank = 15/265
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/14
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5.30am. Ate bagel + chocolate milk. Arrived at transition about 6.15am which gave plenty of time to set up. Placed bike close to exit to save running far in bike shoes.
Banana at 7.30am which was possibly a little too close to the start time.
Made Gatorade too strong which meant I didn't want to drink it - need to remember this next time as may have led to dehydrated feeling after finishing.
Event warmup:

Gentle 5 minute jog prior to changing into wet suit. 10-15 min swim concentrating on breathing.
  • 17m 50s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

First ever open water swim so difficult to judge exactly how well I did. Struggled trying to get a rhythm as keep on finding other people swimming into me, and me them! Swam about 100m breast stroke during first 300m and then around buoy. Felt much better on final 300m when I found space.
What would you do differently?:

Need more general practise to get used to the sensation of swimming without being able to the see the bottom. Start towards the edge more so I don't have to deal with as many people.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No time as included in swim split. Felt it went ok though.
What would you do differently?:

Try having shoes attached to bike. Only got shoes last week so didn't have time to practise.
  • 39m 26s
  • 20 kms
  • 30.43 km/hr

Took it easy for first 5-10 minutes as HR monitor was suggesting HR of 155 until it stopped working. Once settled and on the highway went with how I felt.
What would you do differently?:

Could have possible gone a little harder earlier.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Downhill on way in to line meant I struggled to brake and get shoes off. Issues with pulling running shoes on and tightening laces.
What would you do differently?:

Practise shoes off on gentle downhill. Continue to practise pulling shoes on - only got laces last week!
  • 21m 38s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 20s  min/km

Didn't drink on run because had tried to hydrate on bike which didn't go as well but with the short distance didn't really cause any problems. Could have possibly gone faster but with non functioning HR monitor didn't want to overcook it. Passed what felt like a lot of people.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really - great run!
Post race
Warm down:

Gentle walk around the transition area while eating Powerbar + drinking remainder of Heed energy drink.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperience - first ever triathlon.

Event comments:

Really enjoyed my first triathlon. Went into it with three goals 1) Finish, 2) Have fun, 3) Finish under 1h 30mins. Based on my result, and that I also managed 1 and 2. I was actually smiling at some points on the run - could definitely gone harder....!

Last updated: 2011-01-04 12:00 AM
00:17:50 | 750 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 76/265
Performance: Average
Suit: Blueseventy Reaction
Course: Out and back around 2 buoys.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:26 | 20 kms | 30.43 km/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 21/265
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A few bends to get out of Lake then straight along highway. Slight incline prior to main turnaround.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:38 | 05 kms | 04m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 11/265
Performance: Good
Course: Relatively flat course with mix of pavement, sand and grass.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-13 9:52 AM


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