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Mooloolaba, Queensland
USM Events
30C / 86F
Total Time = 2h 38m 58s
Overall Rank = 991/2606
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 31/61
Pre-race routine:

Set up bike in transition. Wandered down to race start.
Event warmup:

Few minute swim in the river near race start.
  • 29m 46s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

Took it easy to start with to avoid getting smashed. Kept a pretty steady pace the whole way. Started to overtake the wave in front about half way around which required some navigation to avoid swimming over people. Was quite congested going around the buoys so had to muscle my way around and may have kicked and hit a few people who were in the way. Drafted of varioius people most of the way.
Transition 1
  • 04m 13s

Super long run to transition. Must have been around 700m or so.

Actual transition was good.
  • 1h 13m 55s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.47 km/hr

Good steady effort with same HR going out and back.

Got a flat in the front tyre. Thought I felt it around the 16km mark or so, but wasn't serious. Only really noticed at the turn around. Pumped it up with a CO2 canister and figured it would be right to get me through. Had to stop with about 10km to go to top it up again. Didn't lose too much time, maybe 2mins at most.
What would you do differently?:

As I am training for IM Cairns, I haven't done much threshold or high intensity work, so I wasn't going to be able to push a very high effort the entire time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Got of bike when still moving slowly. Feet already out of shoes.
  • 50m 10s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 01s  min/km

Good even pace throughout. HR data only for first 6km then HR monitor died I guess.

Plan was to run as even a pace as possible, as fast as possible, which I did successfully. Would have liked to come in under 50mins, but I certainly went as fast as I could.
What would you do differently?:

As for bike, IM training hasn't allowed much space for high intensity work.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of high intensity work due to IM training.

Event comments:

As always, a good race by the USM crew at Mooloolaba.

Last updated: 2013-03-19 12:00 AM
00:29:46 | 1500 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 44/61
Overall: 1336/2606
Performance: Good
Course: Single lap anti-clockwise around island in Mooloola river.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 27C / 81F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:55 | 40 kms | 32.47 km/hr
Age Group: 34/61
Overall: 1415/2606
Performance: Good
Out 0:38:55 Back 0:34:55 Avg HR both directions 152.
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back along Sunshine Motorway.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:50:10 | 10 kms | 05m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 26/61
Overall: 674/2606
Performance: Good
2 09:47 4 10:02 6 10:39 8 09:56 10 09:46
Course: Over Alexandra Headland and back halfway, then repeat to finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2013-03-20 9:46 PM

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Subject: Mooloolaba Triathlon

2013-03-20 10:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Mooloolaba Triathlon
Great job - see you in Cairns - I'm spectating and supporting.  Then Mooloolaba in September!
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