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People's Triathlon Series: Race 3 - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Maraetai Beach, Auckland
New Zealand
First Tier Sports Productions
19C / 66F
Total Time = 1h 24m 50s
Overall Rank = 113/131
Age Group = M20-29
Age Group Rank = 12/13
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at the race site nice and early to get a good car park/spot in transition. Got set up, and helped my friend competing in the duathlon do the same. Watched the duathlon start, then hung around until race time
Event warmup:

None... Didn't feel it this morning
  • 08m 21s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

Started at the back of the pack to give the faster swimmers right of way. Was straight into the rhythm of things and felt quick the whole way. Swam a little off course on the first leg, as I tried to swim around slower swimmers in front of me. But for the remainder drafting was good.
What would you do differently?:

Should have started closer to the front row. But very happy with my time.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Good transition. Wetsuit half off before I arrived at the bike, everything went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Pretty happy with how things went.
  • 47m 58s
  • 20 kms
  • 25.02 km/hr

This is where it went bad. Rode well for the first half of the course, but at the turn around discovered that the front tire was flat. This caused me to lose control of the bike and fall. I spent the next 8-9 minutes changing a tire (which took forever!) and recomposing myself, checking there was no serious damage to myself or the bike. Re-started the ride and was able to overtake many riders who passed me when I was stationary. But was understandably nervous about pushing too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Not crash!
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

Was thinking about calling the race done at this point, so felt like I was moving quite slowly. But convinced myself to continue.
What would you do differently?:

More urgency.
  • 24m 54s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 59s  min/km

Run felt fantastic. No walk breaks, but never really pushed myself too hard. Kind of jogged it at a medium/hard effort. Was pleasantly surprised with my time, almost 3 minutes faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, the run was my highlight today.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Crashing the bike.

My swim was as good as I could hope for with my current level of fitness, and my run was better than I expected, a lot better.

I was stationary for about 9 minutes on the ride, and would have lost even more due to the flat. So realistically my mechanical issues cost me 10 minutes today.

Event comments:

I'm pleased with myself taht I was able to finish after my fall. But disappointed with how the day went. I had high hopes of a good result, and if things had gone well I think I would have had one.

Last updated: 2013-01-30 12:00 AM
00:08:21 | 500 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 0/131
Performance: Good
Course: Out about 150m straight off the beach, 90 degree turn into 200m across the the beach ans then 150m straight back into transition.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:47:58 | 20 kms | 25.02 km/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/131
Performance: Bad
Course: Along the coast for 4km, then head inland for 6km over rolling hills to the turn around point.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:50
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:54 | 05 kms | 04m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/131
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps of a 2.5km long out and back. Mostly on the flat but over 1 short hill about half way. Was a water station about 200m before the turn around
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-03-10 1:52 AM

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