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Gravenhurst Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Gravenhurst, Ontario
MultiSport Canada Inc.
22C / 72F
Total Time = 3h 12m 41s
Overall Rank = 191/289
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/20
Pre-race routine:

woke up 4am, drive up there, eat a banana loaf and setup my transition area.
Event warmup:

10 min run with some strides at the end up on the run course.
Went trough the swim in/bike out/in/run out and finish course to be faniliar with it.
  • 41m 15s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 45s / 100 meters

I knew the swim is my weak point so I did not expect something awesome there.
Jumped off the boat, and waited the start.
First 400m were great and then it was just as usual.
Managed to do the time I wanted. The little run from the exit to the transition was a little bit long at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just keep practise OWS and swim in general to gain speed.
The good things is I was not panicked at all :)
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

The run off the swim is a little bit long and you're loosing at least a min there.
Struggled a little bit to remove the wetsuit (need to work on that) and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practise the wetsuit removal :)
  • 1h 24m 33s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.39 km/hr

Beautiful bike course on a typical Muskoka cottage road. Nice rolling hills, challenging but not too tough. Being able to got some decent speed in some location but the section of Muskoka Beach Rd was not very good and in the middle of an industrail zone. Need to change this next time maybe.
Other than that, loved it !
Did exactly what I wanted on the bike. Targeted 1:25:00 and did 1:24 :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing as I was very happy the way I pushed all the way trough.
Other than that, maybe not crashing just on the dismount line in front of everybody when trying to unclipping... ;)
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

T2 started with me, on the ground as I felt because I did not succed unclipping my left shoe... Of course, just before the dismount line, you know, the place where everybody is there watching for you... Nothing to do except laughing at myself :)
Other than that was an average transition. Not fast, not slow, just average.
What would you do differently?:

Unclipping my left shoe on time...
  • 1h 02m 24s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 14s  min/km

It was hot outside !!! The run was tougher I expected and the temperature did not help.
I had to slow down in order to be able to finish. I hit every aid station asking for both water and HEED. Water on the head, HEED in the mouth (tryed to make sure I did not mistaken...).
Lost at least 10 min on the run but I could not do more than that.
What would you do differently?:

Focused a little bit more on the run the previous weeks maybe ?
Post race
Warm down:

Got the HERO burger as the post recovery food, chocolate milk, then stretched, talked to the buddies there and packed my stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The temperature definititely !

Event comments:

It was a wonderful day, a wonderful race and I'll do it again next year, for sure !! :)

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Last updated: 2011-01-31 12:00 AM
00:41:15 | 1500 meters | 02m 45s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/20
Overall: 0/289
Performance: Good
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:24:33 | 40 kms | 28.39 km/hr
Age Group: 14/20
Overall: 0/289
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:02:24 | 10 kms | 06m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 12/20
Overall: 0/289
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 5

2011-07-16 6:18 PM

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