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Splash, Pedal & Gasp Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Lethbridge, Alberta
Runner's Soul
20C / 68F
Total Time = 3h 05m 34s
Overall Rank = 56/76
Age Group = M50-59
Age Group Rank = 8/11
Event warmup:

I rode my bike to the event, ~3km, walked around a lot, and swam 150m before we started.
  • 28m 37s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

The person ahead of me wasn't there so I had a 10 second wait before I started. I tried to bridge the gap to catch a draft from the faster swimmers but was getting too tired before I could catch them and had to let them go. A few then passed me and I stayed with them but the faster guys must have broken away and the guy in front of me started slowing down. He really cost me some time! I eventually re-passed him and tried again to catch up to the lead pack. I was gaining but there wasn't enough race left.
What would you do differently?:

Train enough to bridge the gap and pick up the good draft pack. Pass sooner when the guy in front slows down.
Transition 1
  • 03m

Long run from the pool with a methodical, careful gear change. Time estimated.
  • 1h 14m
  • 40 kms
  • 32.43 km/hr

A steady ride, with a bit of wind in places but light compared to our usual gales here.
What would you do differently?:

Train! This was done on next to nothing for bike training.
Transition 2
  • 02m

Estimated time.
  • 1h 17m 40s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 46s  min/km

The run is where my lack of training really caught up to me. A very disappointing performance, though not unexpected.
What would you do differently?:

Train! I haven't run more than 5km at a time in the last 8 months, and seldom more than 10km per week in that time too. I also went to the race with no gels or drink other than water, and this was the first time that they only had water on the course.
Post race

Last updated: 2012-05-03 12:00 AM
00:28:37 | 1500 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 26/76
Performance: Below average
The time includes a short run from the pool to the timing mats.
Course: 50m lanes, 12 people per lane, starting at 5 second intervals.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:14:00 | 40 kms | 32.43 km/hr
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 39/76
Performance: Below average
Results timing includes both transitions.
Wind: Some
Course: Relatively flat, out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:17:40 | 10 kms | 07m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 72/76
Performance: Bad
Course: Construction caused a detour to a slightly more hilly route than usual. Out and back route. The big hill was still there though, down into the river valley just after the start, and back up to the finish.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-14 11:27 AM

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