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Bribie Triathlon Series - Race 4 - TriathlonSprint

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Bribie Island, Queensland
Total Time = 1h 08m 37s
Overall Rank = 164/464
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 10/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4, vitabrits for breakfast. Coffee and 1 water bottle in the car. Arrived 5:30ish to set up transition. Hung around for 2.5 hours until my wave started.
Event warmup:

Short jog, stretches, a couple of short swim strokes in the water.
  • 11m
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 28s / 100 meters

Overall a good swim. Started out hard-ish then settled to my rhythm. Wasn't really anyone around swimming my pace to draft off. I drafted at the start and closer towards the end.

I was planning on a 14:00 swim, so the current helped a fair bit.
What would you do differently?:

Try to find someone to draft off the whole time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s
  • 31m 53s
  • 20 kms
  • 37.64 km/hr

1 bottle gatorade.
What would you do differently?:

Haven't done too much cornering on my new tri-bike so I probably slowed more than I had to to make sure I didn't stack it.
In hindsight still could have pushed a little bit harder, especially on the first lap.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Still not confident enough to jump of my bike too fast. Bike was still moving when I got off.
What would you do differently?:

Practice dismount.
  • 22m 10s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

Had pace zone alarm on for first lap keeping me in my planned Olympic race pace (4:57-5:20, so still ended up being faster). Pushed hard in the second lap, RPE 10/10 for last 1km.
Weather not too hot so didn't need to drink much. 1 cup at first 2 aid stations, nil at 2nd two.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. The fact that this was a C race and not a target and did not taper.

Event comments:

Race late again.
Short course (300/10/3) was around 5-10mins late.
Long course (750/20/5) was nearly 30 minutes late. It appeared there was still organizing being done right up to the last second. Too much leniency is given to late comers arriving as/after transition closes delaying the start.

Last updated: 2012-02-03 12:00 AM
00:11:00 | 750 meters | 01m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/16
Overall: 179/464
Performance: Good
Course: Straight line south to north. Wade start. Quite a large south to north current with a bit of chop. IT was quite windy.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:53 | 20 kms | 37.64 km/hr
Age Group: 8/16
Overall: 146/464
Performance: Good
1st lap: measured 8.96km, time 16:05, avg HR (wasn't working at the start so not accurate reading). RPE around mostly 7. 2nd lap:measured 8.92km, time 15:48, avg HR 157. RPE 8 and sometimes a bit higher.
Wind: Some
Course: 2 laps around streets and neighborhoods. Some hairpin turnarounds.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:10 | 05 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 197/464
Performance: Good
1st lap: dist 2.37, time 11:43, avg HR 1:55, avg pace 4:55/km. RPE 7-8 2nd lap: dist 2.31, time 10.28, avg HR 169, avg pace 4:32/km. RPE 9
Course: 2 lap out and back
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? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-03-12 9:20 PM

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