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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
16C / 61F
Total Time = 1h 17m 57s
Overall Rank = 14/128
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 2/18
Pre-race routine:

Rode to the site around 7:30 and ran through the logistics. Talked to some other athletes and the juniors who were racing while getting transition setup.
Event warmup:

Short run through the trails - about 2km at an easy effort with a few short (30s) pickups to race effort. The start of the oly was delayed and Victoria and Alexis had arrived so I chatted to them for a bit before getting into my wetsuit for a very short swim warmup.
  • 12m 51s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

As I have only swam ~5 times in 2011 (and about the same in 2010) the swim was about what I could expect. I did well through the first 200m and then I was just hanging on through the rest; grabbing feet and trying to draft as much as possible. I caught Liam (one of the juniors) at the final turn and tried to hang onto his feet to the beach but lost him about halfway back and ended up pulling a group of athletes back to the beach.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more :)
Transition 1
  • 00m

Lost a shoe as I jumped on the bike; had to go back and grab it.
What would you do differently?:

Shorter elastics.
  • 41m 16s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.08 km/hr

Hard ride; after grabbing my shoe I dropped into aero and was in the middle of a decent pack (most of whom I had pulled to the beach) and there was lots of jocking for position. As I live on the course and have riden the coures many times, I was focused on trying to move well through the first 4km (where it is fairly flat) and setup a strong ride through the hilly portion. Liam was just ahead of me and has never riden faster than I have in a race so I expected to pull him back in short order but he quickly pulled away. I figured I would pull him back in the hills so set my own pace and watched quite a few athletes go by until the turn into the hills. Through the hills I was able to climb well, be strong over the top and then fly on the downhills; I was passed by a couple of athletes but rode well and passed many (both sprint and oly distance). As we came out of the hills and into the final slight 3km downhill, I was riding really strong; low watts and average speed in the mid 40km/h range. Passed a couple of more people I knew heading back to the park and finished with a ride time just under 40:00 which IMO is a great result for this course.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more
Transition 2
  • 00m

Great T2
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 51s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 46s  min/km

I wanted to run 21-22 but it just wasn't going to happen. I think I ran mid 22/low 23 and this is purely a reflection of my training going into the race. I settled in well through the first km and then tried to hold the pace but I was unable to; when I was passed (by three or four people) I was able to get on their shoulders and hang with them for a bit but the fitness just wasn't there to pass them or even hang through the finish. I was able to pick it up a bit in the last km and as I got passed on the last turn, sprint out the finish (lost by a second). Overall not as good as I had hoped but about what I should have expected.
What would you do differently?:

Run more
Post race
Warm down:

Ate some goodies and then rode home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Last updated: 2011-09-15 12:00 AM
00:12:51 | 750 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 33/128
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Evo
Course: One counter clockwise loop.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
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
00:41:16 | 20 kms | 29.08 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 14/128
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: One out and back on a fairly hilly course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:51 | 05 kms | 04m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 10/128
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling crusher dust trail; one loop.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-09-15 7:05 AM

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