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Mooloolaba, Queensland
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Total Time = 2h 34m 9s
Overall Rank = 944/2673
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 34/71
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition. Had to buy goggles as I realised the night before that I had forgotten them. The race expo opened at 7 and I started at 7:37 so that was lucky!
Event warmup:

Quick swim near the race start and some stretches.
  • 28m 6s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

Quite rough surf. Current was assisting the direction of swim, but also felt like we were being pulled out to sea. This caused some navigational problems, seemingly by everyone.

Very tough swim, but I tried to stay RPE 7-8.
What would you do differently?:

More OWS practice would be good.
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s

Fair run from swim to T1 - approx 300m. Start of bike was a bit winding so made it tough to get into shoes and up to speed quickly.
What would you do differently?:

More practice for flying mount next year.
  • 1h 12m 11s
  • 40 kms
  • 33.25 km/hr

Race plan was to take it easy on first 10km at least and not burn out. I found it hard to hold back, but did so. There was a very strong headwind coming back into town.

3 gels around 20mins apart. 1 bottle of water and 1 bottle of gatorade.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, apart from more training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Had to move someone else's bike which had drifted into my section. Slowed me down only slightly.
What would you do differently?:

Get more confident at getting off moving bike.
  • 49m 13s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 55s  min/km

Weather was not so hot, and drank enough on bike so had a cup of water at first 3 aid stations, and did not drink for last 5km. Gel at around 4km mark.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, apart from more training.
Post race
Warm down:

Brief stretch, rehydrate, fruit, then awesome breakfast.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fitness. Training went really well this year and I could not have performed better with my current fitness level.
Wind - big headwind on bike did slow me down and prevented me from going under 2:30.

Event comments:

Always a great race at Mooloolaba.

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Last updated: 2011-11-12 12:00 AM
00:28:06 | 1500 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 42/71
Overall: 1046/2673
Performance: Good
Course: Start south end of beach. Swim out to sea approx 200m, head north and then swim back to shore approx 200m.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 24C / 76F Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:11 | 40 kms | 33.25 km/hr
Age Group: 38/71
Overall: 1098/2673
Performance: Good
Out 20km: avg HR 142, time 33:36. Back 20km: avg HR 150, time 38:35. Big headwind coming back in.
Wind: Some
Course: Up and over Alexandra Headland and down to Sunshine Motorway. Out 20km, back 20km.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:49:13 | 10 kms | 04m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 32/71
Overall: 897/2673
Performance: Good
1st 5km: avg HR 152, time 25:07. 2nd 5km: avg HR 163, time 24:06.
Course: Out 3km over the headland, back 2km up the hill, out 2km down the hill, back 3km up and over the hill again.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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