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Montréal, Quebec
Esprit Triathlon
Total Time = 2h 28m 51s
Overall Rank = 193/519
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 41/82
Event warmup:

Not much (was not sure were to run)
  • 25m 32s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 42s / 100 meters

I positionned on the front and left but then realized that most racers with TRI watches were holding on the back. Maybe that was just an impression, but I decided to step back a little. That was a good plan for me as I found I passed a lot of people after the first 400 meters.
Much more confident this time than my first event! I was not shy for a bit of contact to make my way. As for navigation, there are lines on the bottom in order to hold the small buoys, so limited sighting was necessary BUT a bit of congestion close to these lines
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

Learned from last time to keep the time chip INSIDE the wet-suit. Did not get stuck at the ancke this time. But what a pain to get the socks and lace the running shoes to get into my cages...
What would you do differently?:

Obvious bike equipment upgrade for next year season....
  • 1h 18m 51s
  • 40 kms
  • 30.44 km/hr

Felt good and great progress from June when I get my bike. But a LOT of area of improvment judging at the speed of the serious competitors!!! Given my level of fitness and time on the saddle, I felt I gave my 100%
Again, could not tolerate gatorate in the middle. Good thing I had a second bottle with water, but I did not practice reaching out to the second bottle, so I lost some time when hydrating.
What would you do differently?:

Looking at HR data after the fact, it went down in the middle, but I did not realize this while racing. Next race, I'll get a bike computer to have more feedback during the race. Also upgrade to clipless pedals and will consider aerobars.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No bike shoes, so very easy
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 30s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 27s  min/km

Started to push at km 6. That was a bit ambitious for what was left of my energy level. I think I managed to keep the pace but the last km was a struggle, but I am very happy about my result.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe increase the pace more gradually?
Post race
Warm down:

Not much (walk around)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, especially on the bike.
Hydration / Nutrition: not sure why I cannot tolerate Gatorade during the races but OK in training. Will stick to water for Olympic distances...

Event comments:

Once you manage to get to the race site (which is a bit of a challenge between the traffic jams, the parking and walking from the car park to transition), the site and atmosphere are very good. The weather was fine so overall it was a very nice event and think we'll be there next year. Highly recommend it!

Last updated: 2011-08-23 12:00 AM
00:25:32 | 1500 meters | 01m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/82
Overall: 111/519
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:18:51 | 40 kms | 30.44 km/hr
Age Group: 65/82
Overall: 311/519
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Formula 1 circuit, mostly flat and great surface. 9 laps.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:30 | 10 kms | 04m 27s  min/km
Age Group: 22/82
Overall: 110/519
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, 2 laps.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 5

2011-09-17 10:26 AM

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Montreal, Canada
Subject: Esprit Olympic Triathlon

2011-09-30 7:47 AM
in reply to: #3690460

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Subject: RE: Esprit Olympic Triathlon

Hey Fdulak, great race! I tried sending this already but didn't look like it went so you may get 2. Anyway, math isn't my strong suit but I believe your run splits looked great, way to go. Wish I could get mine so low but there is always something setting me back, frustrating. Hope our run went well with your daughter, I wasn't sure from reading the bottome of the "achillies" didn't look good. Injury sucks but at least we're in the off season..well at least for tri's, it looked like you had a marathon coming up, good luck if that's still on.

Take care!


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