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Montreal, Quebec
20C / 68F
Total Time = 12h 00m 39s
Overall Rank = 37/86
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

Pre-race lead up was a shambles. All kinds of family issues in the last 2 weeks. No workouts. Wasn't even sure we were going until we actually left. Didn't get into hotel in Montreal until 8:30 at night. Day of the event things were a little better, however I seemed to be rushed anyways. Probably just as well, as I had sooooo many bad thoughts going through my head.
Event warmup:

There was really no time for warm-up. I did manage to swim about 25 M out and back. Tried to relax by talking to others in the group. That helped as always.

  • 1h 07m 26s
  • 3800 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

Swim started off terrible! Too many negative thoughts!! Almost called it quits before 500 M had gone by. After that I settled in, and on lap 2 really found my stroke, and managed to draft a great swimmer who led us perfectly through the throng of 1/2 Iron thrashers.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Try and be more positive mentally?
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

Good T1. Would have gone faster if I had a towel. Need to practice a bit. But still pretty quick.
  • 5h 57m 24s
  • 180 kms
  • 30.22 km/hr

Caught myself dozing a bit during some laps. Not focused on keeping the momentum up. Need to stay focused. Aside from the sunburn and the wind, it was a near perfect ride.
Transition 2
  • 05m 12s

Have to address the problem of my aero waterbottle on the racking. Forgot to put on sunscreen. Had to come back and put that on.
  • 4h 47m 26s
  • 42.2 kms
  • 06m 49s  min/km

The run was tough, mentally and physically. At times I caught myself with bad form, slumping shouldars etc. I realized that if I got myself back upright again it helped speed me up and eased the pain. Mental focus is key here. I realized on the last lap I had more energy than I thought. Overall though, a good first effort, and I'm pretty pleased.

Post race
Warm down:

Lots of cramping in first 15-20 mins. Didn't feel too bad otherwise. Went out for a steak dinner with Francie. She was a little grumpy after being the most awesome support wife ever for over 12 hours!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramping. Pretty sure it was more muscle fatigue than anything else.

Event comments:

Love this race! I will be back again and again!

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Last updated: 2011-05-02 12:00 AM
01:07:26 | 3800 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 12/86
Performance: Good
Suit: New Synergy Wetsuit
Course: Great course. Two laps. A little chop at the far end because the wind was blowing pretty strong.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
05:57:24 | 180 kms | 30.22 km/hr
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 42/86
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Course is great. Can't say enough about it. However the long straight-away is completely open and unprotected. It made for a really tough ride right into the wind each end every lap.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:12
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:47:26 | 42.2 kms | 06m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 44/86
Performance: Good
Course: Fast and flat. Very boring and mind numbing.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2011-09-22 9:26 AM

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