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Leduc, Alberta
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Total Time = 1h 18m 41s
Overall Rank = 13/103
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

One gel 15 minutes before swim.
Event warmup:

Leg and arms stretch and revolutions to limber up.
  • 16m 48s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters

UGH! It was such a long wait (3 hours) from transition setup that I was just frazzled. I'm not a good "waiter". I simply couldn't get my head, breathing or stroke into a good form. I stopped every 50m at the wall to try and shake it off, to no avail. I just wanted to get out of the pool and hit my bike. Finally I saw the red flutter board and got the hell out of there! I was almost 2 mins OVER my normal time.
What would you do differently?:

More swim sessions during taper. I missed 2 of my 3 scheduled swim practices and it was felt.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Not bad, bit dodgy on the right foot for some unknown reason.
What would you do differently?:

Seeking a pair of tri shoes. I want a smoother mount/dismount process.
  • 37m 2s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.90 km/hr

I rocked this segment! The bike is my strength and it showed. I was not passed and nearly looped people who were entire swim waves ahead of me. It was the inaugural race for my new-to-me Cervelo P2 and I LOVED IT!
What would you do differently?:

I need to be in and out of my shoes smoother. Speed is well and good but so is control and bit more forward planning for the sharp turns and mount/dismount.
Transition 2
  • 00m

I heartily bumped the bike next to mine as they had racked theirs the opposite way from pre-swim. It messed me up for a second. Slim poly socks went on quickly as did shoes. I DID have to stop and re-tie the right shoe about 350m later though.
What would you do differently?:

I want to TRY elastic laces and maybe even running barefoot. My feet were totally dry post-bike and I've research shoes powdered with TALC can be easy to slip on smoothly. This will be tried off-season in prep for next year.
  • 24m 52s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 53s  min/km

Nice run. I have been using a 176bpm (88 per side) metronome for the last few run training sessions and it HELPS ME A GREAT DEAL! I am easily distracted so all I had to do was pull the "beat" from my muscle memory and keep my pace solid. felt great and was EASILY my best 5km run ever, even including training sessions.
What would you do differently?:

Practice on making it smoother and not falling "off-pace". I wandered a bit in terms of my "beat" but was still happy with the end result.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk it off, meet other athletes as they finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mental state in the swim was hard. The rest of the tri went great.

Event comments:

This was the FIRST year that AIA (Athletes in Action) has run the Victory Triathlon and it was very well put together overall. A few little hiccups here and there but nothing that impeded the athletes in any way. I am already looking forward to next year.

Last updated: 2013-07-25 12:00 AM
00:16:48 | 750 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 45/103
Performance: Below average
Course: 25m pool. 30 lengths/15 laps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:02 | 20 kms | 31.90 km/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 5/103
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out and back 5km. 2 laps/4 lengths. The turns for the "transition turnaround" were incredibly tight. I braked hard and leaned heartily and was still tapping pylon bases as I went through each time. The 3rd length (out) was hampered by a pesky headwind that slowed my pace to 32-35kmh, which was annoying, but the same wind sure helped me rocket to around 45kmh on the way back into T2.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 97
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:52 | 05 kms | 04m 53s  min/km
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 33/103
Performance: Good
Course: 3km loop with an "out-and-back" section to make it 5km overall. Nice smooth walk/bike path through the trees. sort of windy so you could not see too far ahead, which I rather liked. It is less daunting than seeing the finish line but it never seems to get any damn closer! :)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2013-07-25 1:22 PM


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