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Vancouver, British Columbia
English Bay Cycling Club
18C / 64F
Total Time = 56m 34s
Overall Rank = 7/47
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 5/16
Pre-race routine:

Beautiful morning. Got checked in, body marked. Went for a short run, mostly to test my calf. Felt ok. Set up transition, then hung out for a few until they called the pre race announcements. Saw Marie just as they were finishing up--so sad she couldn't race.
  • 10m 20s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

Wow, am I ever happy with this time. I was in the second wave of the swim. Had a good amount of time to warm up in the pool while the first wave was swimming. This is so important for me, it takes awhile for me to get in a rhythm. They had us line up according to our assigned numbers, I was 4th of 10 swimmers in the lane. I think I passed one person on the first lap, then on the second I got passed. But the guy that passed either really slowed down, or I sped up, cause I was immediately on his feet. I was able to pass him in the middle of the lap. Toward the end of the next lap, I passed a guy at the wall, and then I realized--I was ahead of everyone! Not that it made a lick of difference to anything, but it was a psychological boost to be 'the first out of the pool'!! I had no idea of my time, but I was feeling much like I felt on Monday, kinda like I might puke, but this time I was able to run the whole way to transition, so that is good. Didn't find out until the end of the day how much faster this swim was than Mondays.
What would you do differently?:

Not much--got a good warm up in. Had to breast stroke once or twice when I was crawling up people's feet and couldn't get by, but otherwise freestyle the whole way.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

This felt a bit slow, I felt somewhat foggy again. Just need more practice I guess. I'm fine with the time, just would like to be able to do it without having to think too much.
What would you do differently?:

Keep practicing.
  • 20m 14s
  • 10 kms
  • 29.65 km/hr

This was a fun bike. There are always cyclists in the park on Sunday mornings--the fast kind ;-). I didn't really know the route at all; although I have been to Stanley Park a hundred times, I never really paid attention to the road, and I don't think I have ever been to Prospect Point. So I am catching up to these 2 cyclists who are just kinda cruising along. As I pass, I tell one guy that I hope my calves grow up to look like his. Cyclist's calves are so pretty...Anyway, I'm feeling all proud of myself for passing these guys (in spite of the fact that they were just having a Sunday stroll, not really training at this point), when we get to the bottom of THE HILL. And there they go by me like I am standing still. Along with several other cyclists. At least one had the kindness to say "looking good" on the way by! Got to the top, and then it was a lovely 1km downhill, on which I hit 53km/hr, to end the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Pretty happy with my avg speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

No issues.
  • 21m 56s
  • 4 kms
  • 05m 29s  min/km

First lap and a half, I was running side by side with another woman. We were very evenly matched for pace. About halfway through the second lap, I picked up the pace a bit and finished strong. Once again, very happy with my run.
What would you do differently?:

Might have picked up the pace a little sooner. I think I don't give myself enough credit for how much I can push.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still getting to know how much I can push on the run. I am learning something from each race.

Event comments:

Very good beginner race. Fun time, good cause.

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Last updated: 2012-05-21 12:00 AM
00:10:20 | 500 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/47
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim. 50 m pool, so 10 lengths.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:20:14 | 10 kms | 29.65 km/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/47
Performance: Good
I think this was somewhat under 10km, maybe 9.5km
Wind: Little
Course: 1 lap around Stanley park. One huge hill up to Prospect Point, otherwise relatively flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:56 | 04 kms | 05m 29s  min/km
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/47
Performance: Good
km 1: 5:45 km 2: 5:48 km 3: 5:28 km 4: 5:15
Course: 2 laps through the trails. Very nice run, mostly flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-27 4:34 PM

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2012-05-28 2:48 PM
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Coastal Carolina
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Great Race!!  Good improvement on the swim!
2012-05-29 12:46 PM
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Great race! Beautiful picture of the pool and a beautiful gal to boot Wink 

2012-05-29 12:50 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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Nice job! Congratulations on a great race!
2012-05-29 4:17 PM
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Super swim, and it sounds like you had a very solid bike and run, too!  Nicely done!
2012-05-30 4:42 AM
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Austin, Texas
Subject: RE: Lees Trail Triathlon

I got to do this race 2 years ago and had such a fantastic time doing it! 

Looks like you had a great day and a great race - congrats! 

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