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Lakeside, Ontario
Multisport Canada
16C / 61F
Total Time = 47m 13s
Overall Rank = 12/125
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

THis was the first Triathlon that I had to travel in to on the same day that i race. Normally I would of camped overnight nearby. So after a three hour drive in to the town of Lakeside, ON I had enough time to pick up my wetsuit, set up and do a light Yoga stretch before the race.
Event warmup:

10 mins. at the physio tent trying to release this back muscle that refuses to relax.
10 mins. of Yoga stretching.
10 mins. acclimating to the wetsuit and cool water.
  • 08m 37s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters

Probably my best swim of the year (close to Welland). Wore a wetsuit for only the second time ever. Made an effort to relax my breathing and 'feel' the buoyancy. Felt like I was skimming the top of the water instead of dragging through it.
What would you do differently?:

Time for a new set of goggles. Had a little bit of difficulty sighting due to the fogginess.
Transition 1
  • 01m 24s

A little slower T1 than normal but I was wearing a wetsuit today. Got yelled at by the official cause I was trying to hang the suit from the bike
What would you do differently?:

put water in my transition setup area
  • 22m 50s
  • 10 kms
  • 26.28 km/hr

Hilly with a good headwind in both directions. Road surface wasn't the greatest.
What would you do differently?:

I didn't put a water bottle in the bike. Huge mistake.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

instead of unstrapping my shoes I tried to slip them off. My right calf seized up so much i was screaming in pain. When it stopped I tried to do the same with the other shoe and my left calf seized up... I could barely put my runners on. My calves were still spasmodic for the first half of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Unstrap my bike shoes. Drink more fluids pre-race.
  • 13m 28s
  • 2.5 kms
  • 05m 23s  min/km

My worst run of the season. My calves were screaming at me til at least the 1k mark. Slowed down to drink some HEED energy drink to get some fluid. Finished stronger.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I could do differently at that time. Better preparation.
Post race
Warm down:

Eat, rest.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I realized afterwards that because of the drive in to the race that I hadn't drank enough fluid pre-race. Combine that with the fact I didn't pack water bottles or Gatorade I set myself up for some cramping and achieved that wonderfully.

Event comments:

Beautiful location but the roads were a little rough

Last updated: 2011-09-19 12:00 AM
00:08:37 | 400 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 11/125
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR
Course: Shallow and clear lake. 10m into the lake start. Trianglar course with a small run in shallow water to the sand.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:24
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:22:50 | 10 kms | 26.28 km/hr
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 23/125
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back. We were warned that there was headwind after the first turn so judge pace accordingly. Great advice because the return in portion didn't give us the tailwind we expected but gave us another headwind to contend with.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:57
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:13:28 | 02.5 kms | 05m 23s  min/km
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 38/125
Performance: Below average
Course: Straight out and back on a flat course. Partially paved.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2011-09-19 7:35 AM

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