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Telstra Triathlon Series: Hillarys #1 - Pursuit Course - TriathlonSprint

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Perth, Western Australia
24C / 75F
Total Time = 08m 30s
Overall Rank = 130/587
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 24/68
Pre-race routine:

First Traithlon ever, I was feeling very nervous...and the chop in the water was interesting to say the least...just try my best and see how I go..
Woke up about there by 6am
600ml bottle about an hr to race
  • 13m 58s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

Of all three legs, this would be my strongest leg, I normally lead the club swimming sessions if the pros aren't there. I looked out at the water and I saw choppy conditions, which for me were awesome, I am not a 'pure techinicial' swimmer I am more the bash and crash swimmer, but I am trying to improve that for the longer distances I want to do.
I led the swim out with two guys I know pretty well, swimming right between them to get the 'V' draft as that they were swimming side by side, feeling really comfortable, then a jetski pulled up to us and said you swam an extra 50m past the bouy...damn...Still finished 11th in my cat..but it should have been 1st to 3rd...still felt clean throughout the swim
What would you do differently?:

Look for myself rather then relying on others
Transition 1
  • 00m

Felt dizzy after the swim...I have no idea why
  • 38m 44s
  • 20 kms
  • 30.98 km/hr

I have just starting proper 'riding' only 4 and a half months ago, and if you said to me that I would be in the top 100 riders in my first tri...I would of laughed at you..However I had a good day..
There was a really strong wind on the course in which you could do 50km with the tail wind and about 28-30kms when coming was a really tough ride but I was passing 'groups' of people esp in the headwind..

I was really happy with my effort on this leg.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...I think I have natural improvement in this leg, I want to see how I can ride in another year of training under my belt.
Transition 2
  • 00m

I was quick in this one
  • 24m 2s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 49s  min/km

First tri and feeling good off the bike...first km I did in a 3.48..then the second km I felt my calf was very tight..just decided to ease it back in...I wasn't a chance for a top ten finish but I felt that if I was going to continue on with this pace I would of been in trouble..I think I could of done a 21min but safety first its a long season to go til the half...
What would you do differently?:

I don't regret the choice I made...
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First tri and I thought finishing the top third percentage in my catergory is not a bad way to go...

I still have a fair way to go with all three disciplines and I can still lose a bit more weight from about 80 to a 75kg and then we will see more improvement..but this game is all about patience

Event comments:

Good race and good course

Last updated: 2011-12-18 12:00 AM
00:13:58 | 750 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/68
Overall: 99/587
Performance: Average
Suit: BlueSeventy
Course: Rectangular
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 24C / 74F Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:44 | 20 kms | 30.98 km/hr
Age Group: 24/68
Overall: 99/587
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: 3 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:02 | 05 kms | 04m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 41/68
Overall: 280/587
Performance: Below average
Course: Up and back course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2011-12-18 8:22 PM


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