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kai iwi lakes,
New Zealand
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Pre-race routine:

2 pieces of toast and a coffee for breakfast. On the road by 6:30. Arrived at the race site about 8am, before the road was closed. Watched the kids race, and the short course start before finally starting at 10am.
  • 13m 11s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

Very good swim. Felt the best that I have to date. Started at the back as per usual, but got caught behind a group swimming slower than I was which held me up slightly. Had a bit of trouble navigating around, definitely swam further than I needed too.

What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was by far the best swim, and the most comfortable I have felt in the water to date. I don't think on the day I could have done any better.

Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Good transition. Had the wet suit half off before back to the beach due to the long wade in. That helped give me some extra time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 44s
  • 21 kms
  • 21.45 km/hr

I struggled with this bike. The hills and the winds sucked a lot out of me. Overtook a few people who were walking up hills, but lost far more places than I gained.

What would you do differently?:

I don't know. But I need to figure it out because it didn't work. I was slow, and felt absolutely shattered by the end of the ride. I think that I beat myself mentally by worrying about the wind and hills.

Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Good, clean transition
What would you do differently?:


  • 1h 05m 59s
  • 8.8 kms
  • 07m 30s  min/km

After 3 days of thinking about it, I have nothing positive to say about this run. It was the worst run I've done in a long, long time. Felt slow and tired as I left transition, and getting up the first hill sucked any energy I had left out of me. Had planned to keep to a run/walk schedule to protect my calf, which I did mostly, but the run part was more of a shuffle.
What would you do differently?:

As with the bike, I'm not sure. But I need to figure it out.

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

This is the big one. I think that there were several factors:
1. The course and conditions. This was definitely a hillier/windier course than I've been doing. So no doubt that made things harder for me than the previous races.
2. I beat myself mentally. I let the course and conditions get to me, I made them worse than they were, or needed to be.
3. Fatigue. I've been tired for weeks, and was exhausted when I woke up on race morning. I think that I may be paying the price for too much work, and not enough sleep. I need to address this over the next few weeks.
4. Of course I'm to heavy, and I need to train more... Both of those I'm working on, but take time.

Event comments:

Hard course, but nice relaxed atmosphere which I do enjoy.

Last updated: 2012-04-02 12:00 AM
00:13:11 | 750 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Knee deep wade, for about 100m, then swim out about 200m, 100m across the beach then back in.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:31
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:58:44 | 21 kms | 21.45 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Hilly course (770m climbing), out and back. Very windy, mainly headwinds on the way out, tail winds coming back. One hill with strong cross winds, had to slow down to stay in control
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:05:59 | 08.8 kms | 07m 30s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Very steep hill to start the run, then an off road trail run around the lake for about 5km. Finishes with a run along the road back to transition
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-04-02 4:07 AM

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