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Mont Tremblant, Quebec
24C / 75F
Total Time = 2h 30m 52s
Overall Rank = 63/296
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 2/29
Pre-race routine:

This race was the first in a series for the Quebec cup. You do 4 races, accumulate points and at the end of the season a provincial champion is declared and gets to go to worlds.

This was my first OLY in 3 years and was on the site of IM Mt Tremblant. It was a tough course. The following week I went 17min faster on a similar effort.
Event warmup:

None. X-large Tim Horton's coffee
  • 27m 33s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Very average swim. Too relaxed.

Sighting on the third leg was awful. There was no Orange Bouay, just a tent at the swim exit.

Water was very shallow so lots of runningin the water at start, turn around and end.
What would you do differently?:

Swim a bit harder. Sight a bit better
Transition 1
  • 04m 25s

there was 600m between swim and bike line

Lots of time to get wetsuit off
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 1h 12m 56s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.91 km/hr

Very hilly course. It doesn't get much hillier than this. It's the toughest part of the IMMT course

I saw some 12% and 14% flash on the Edge 500. They were short but tough, especially for a 'Heavier' guy

I was pacing by power and was targeting 90% of FTP. I was glad to have NP on the Edge 500 and finished at NP=89% of FTP and a VI of 1.09

NP was 241w

Top speed was 75km/h
What would you do differently?:

Need to crest hills better. I would climb hard, reach the top and back off. I need to crest, keep pushing and then relax a little when I hit full speed.

If I had to do it again I would up my NP target 10w
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

I went to the wrong rack so that cost me 30seconds
What would you do differently?:

Go to the right rack
  • 44m 27s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

They told us this course was flat. LIES.
We start the run and bam you hit a nice hill. The volunteer screams "don't worry it's the onlyhill" LIES!!

They just kept coming
But my pace was very even. Because we left in waves it was impossible to tell who I was racing against, so I just did my own thing and watched my pace. It was very consistent. All kms within a second of the previous and a negative split

With 1km to go the next guy ahead was pretty far. So I looked back to see if anyone was going to catch me and a young girl was being followed by her coach on a bike. He was screaming..."Pass this guy"...which she did

I said to myself "I just got chicked" which was fine. We did pick up the pace and the guy ahead of us was suddenly in range with 500m to go. As we got closer I recognized him as in my AG.

I knew I had to blast by him and not give him time to react. So I went for it, around a turn and BAM a hill. OMFG....Nooooooooo. I sucked it up and pushed hard

I passed the girl that had passed me and her coach screamed "you let this guy pass you ?". I just gunned it and did the last km in 4:08 with the hill so I guess I had something left
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace a little earlier
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knowing how to properly pace an Oly. Who knows ?

Event comments:

Great site for IM MT and 70.3. These will be spectacular events

Last updated: 2012-06-18 12:00 AM
00:27:33 | 1500 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/29
Overall: 90/296
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca wetsuit
Course: Triangle 2x750loops
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:56 | 40 kms | 32.91 km/hr
Age Group: 4/29
Overall: 92/296
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Last 20km of IM MT x 2
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:27 | 10 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/296
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-18 10:41 AM

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