General Discussion Race Reports! » North Shore Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
Norht Shore Triathlon Club
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 31m 15s
Overall Rank = 218/319
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/19
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, checked out how to get in and out of transition.
Event warmup:

Some stretching while in line
Swim
  • 16m 11s
  • 740 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters
Comments:

Started with breathing every 3, but couldn't keep it up. Went to every 2, switching sides up and back. I was happy with my breathing for the most part. I think I was lifting my head a bit too much, but overall happy with swim--stayed with freestyle and it is my best time to date.
What would you do differently?:

I did a good job with all I wanted to. I visualized a bit before getting in; wanted to keep it smooth and easy, not worry about anyone else, and stay freestyle. I just need to keep working in general.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Bit slow in T1. Had to walk on the pool deck to catch my breath.Started to run when I got outside. Forgot to set my watch up correctly. A bit foggy--took me a sec to figure out what to do first. Got running with bike to mount line and had to stop to put on gloves.
What would you do differently?:

Have watch set up. Otherwise I think it was just the day. And I was so happy with my swim, everything else was gravy.
Bike
  • 47m 5s
  • 17.6 kms
  • 22.43 km/hr
Comments:

Raining hard--apparently this was the wettest May 21st on record. Great. Heart rate was really high to start bike, but settled down a bit. Thought I went out pretty hard on the first lap, but looking at times, they were all about the same. Watching some faster bikers pass and realized that I was in too hard a gear downhills, so made that change. The rain was coming down so hard, especially on the downhill stretches. Had to squint to avoid raindrops in the eyes...No concerns with wet roads, felt comfortable. I think transition times are included in bike as I had my time at just over 41 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

No worries here. Had a bit of trouble with tying my shoes, but that had to do with the soaking wet weather.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 28m
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 36s  min/km
Comments:

I feel really good about my run. I was able to keep my pace even on the hills. I wasn't sure I was going to have a great run, but just let my legs do what they want. They wanted to go fast! I felt good for the whole run. About 3km in, I caught up with a young guy who I had heard say it was his first tri. We chatted a bit, then he stopped at a water station. On the last downhill I could hear him right behind me. About 30m from the finish, he says from behind me "sprint to the finish?" so I said sure and took off. And he blasted past me :-). The announcer saw this happening and was calling it out. I crossed the finish line with a huge smile on my face. This is what I love about triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all. I am getting faster ;-). I don't have any stand alone 5km races to compare to, but this is my fastest in a tri.
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching, walking around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind and still learning.

Event comments:

Very little post race food. Course well marked, lots of enthusiastic volunteers. Didn't like the way they started the swim, everyone just in a huge line. Liked UBC better, where they gave you a wave start time.




Last updated: 2012-05-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:11 | 740 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 0/319
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: 10 laps of 37m pool. Double wide lanes, 12-15 swimmers per lane. A few breast strokers and mis-seeds--at times people were swimming 3 wide... Pool was about 1.5ft deep at the shallow end, which made turns difficult.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:47:05 | 17.6 kms | 22.43 km/hr
Age Group: 9/19
Overall: 0/319
Performance:
Wind: Headwind
Course: Short steep hill out of transition. 4 laps out and back. Out mostly uphills and headwind. Tough going.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:28:00 | 05 kms | 05m 36s  min/km
Age Group: 11/19
Overall: 0/319
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling, with a couple steep uphills.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

{postbutton}
2012-05-22 2:22 PM

User image

Master
4375
20002000100100100252525
Subject: North Shore Triathlon


2012-05-22 2:33 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Master
6527
5000100050025
Orlando
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
2012-05-22 2:37 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Seattle
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
Nice work! I love the sprint to the finish!
2012-05-22 2:37 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Melon Presser
52077
50005000500050005000500050005000500050002000252525
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon

I still keep chuckling about 740m as a distance

Phenomenal on the freestyle, on the "open water bike," and keeping it even and smooth on the run.

Congratulations!

2012-05-22 4:24 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Coastal Carolina
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
Great race!!
2012-05-22 4:51 PM
in reply to: #4223378

User image

Master
4375
20002000100100100252525
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
TriAya - 2012-05-22 12:37 PM

I still keep chuckling about 740m as a distance

Phenomenal on the freestyle, on the "open water bike," and keeping it even and smooth on the run.

Congratulations!

Yeah, I thought that was a little weird too, but it's because the length of the pool is 37m.



2012-05-22 7:57 PM
in reply to: #4223705

User image

Master
2770
20005001001002525
Central Kansas
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon

Way to stay strong, especially on the bike. That is rough.

Great job!

2012-05-22 9:39 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Master
6586
50001000500252525
Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon

Nice job! The 1.5 ft depth would be a bit odd.  Like starting a lap in the kiddie pool!

 

 

2012-05-22 11:27 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Extreme Veteran
1704
1000500100100
Penticton, BC
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon

Way to go BC!!  Will you be travelling to Kelowna for the Apple Sprint (Aug 19th)?

:28 for a 5K!  I'm way behind on that pace.

2012-05-26 3:24 PM
in reply to: #4224267

User image

Master
4375
20002000100100100252525
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
Thanks!  Yeah, was very happy with my run, PR.  No plans for Kelowna at this point.  I am doing a HIM in July in Calgary, that is as far as I have gotten in planning Laughing
2012-05-29 4:24 PM
in reply to: #4223331

User image

Pennsylvania
Subject: RE: North Shore Triathlon
Sounds like you had a great race in spite of the rainy bike ride.  It's fun making race day 'friends' like your fellow you sprinted with at the end.  Congrats!


General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » North Shore Triathlon Rss Feed