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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
24C / 75F
Total Time = 3h 10m 43s
Overall Rank = 91/96
Age Group = TM30
Age Group Rank = 34/34
Pre-race routine:

Part of longtemp training plan. 2 days before event were off training.
Event warmup:

Just streching.
  • 40m
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 40s / 100 meters

With no experience in swimming in such water temperatures I struggeld to breath. Swimming style was virtually non-existing - more of an fight to reach the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Need more experience in neo swimming and cold water swimming.
Transition 1
  • 04m 54s

I took me some time to gather up after the long swim leg in such cold water.
Transition zone was somewhat far away from swim-end point - some running between.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 1h 18m 33s
  • 40 kms
  • 30.65 km/hr

Difficould wind conditions with N-NE winds changing to cross-winds due to turbulences (buildings and so on) 60-75% of course was with either head or cross wind.
Windspeed 24km/h.
I actually used this stage to regenerate after swimming - easy riding.
Lost time due to 8x break -> turn around -> get back to speed.
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

Forgot to take shoes off again while still on the bike.
  • 1h 04m 53s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 25s  min/km

Did last 1.5km with faster pace to cath-up some time - good idea :)
Post race
Warm down:

No special routing - was completley wasted...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was overtrained and did not allowed enough time to taper down from normal training routine.
Never before swimmed in such cold water - major mistake.

Event comments:

I really like these races in Cologne - have great support and are very well organised.
I do stuggel to make my mind should I start next year - water was really really cold... But this years weather conditions are not great anyway (floods and etc.) therefore I hope next year will be better.

Last updated: 2013-06-27 12:00 AM
00:40:00 | 1500 meters | 02m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/96
Performance: Bad
Suit: Neo
Course: Two laps around Yacht Bay.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 14C / 58F Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:18:33 | 40 kms | 30.65 km/hr
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/96
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 8 laps Nice course along Rhein river - mostly flat with nice road tunnel section but bumpy surface at the tunnel enterance.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:04:53 | 10 kms | 06m 25s  min/km
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/96
Performance: Below average
Course: 4 laps along Rhein river, windy conditions, pavement.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %1.5
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-06-27 4:03 AM


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