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Welland, Ontario
Multisport Canada
Total Time = 2h 57m 54s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate 1/3 of a Tim Horton's sesame seed bagel toasted with butter and cheddar cheese roughly 2 hours before the event. Drank a bottle of water from 2 hours before event until event time.
Event warmup:

Dynamic lower body stretching.
  • 39m 40s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 56s  min/km

I was doing pretty well until my inner thighs started to chafe and burn. By the 2nd km they were toast.
What would you do differently?:

I always read - never wear or use any products that you haven't tested in the feild first at a race. Well, never do that. I changed my mind on which shorts to wear at the last minute the morning of the race, a pair which I had never trained in. I will never forget that choice! Bleeding thighs aren't fun, but I managed to tough it out.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 1h 19m 52s
  • 30 kms
  • 22.54 km/hr

I was excited that the course was flat because that meant easier, but have since changed my mind. Rolling hills give me a break, where the flat surface made me work constantly for the full distance. Didn't drink enough because I still struggle to drink on my new bike and had to stop. I stopped twice to drink when I probably could have used 4 drinking opportunities.
What would you do differently?:

I need to practice drinking on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 51m 49s
  • 5.2 kms
  • 09m 58s  min/km

Due to the chafing described earlier I walked most of this run segment. I t was getting hot so I kept cool by pouring water in my hair and covering it with my hat.
What would you do differently?:

Never wear clothing that I haven't trained in to a race again.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

My only complaints would be that the runners from the dualthlon crossed paths with the swimmers coming out of the water and that there was a single entrance for bikers coming in and out of transition with no barrier to protect them from collisions.

Last updated: 2012-06-26 12:00 AM
00:39:40 | 05 kms | 07m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 00:00
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:19:52 | 30 kms | 22.54 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:51:49 | 05.2 kms | 09m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2012-06-26 5:45 AM

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