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St. Lambert, Quebec
32C / 90F
Total Time = 1h 21m 21s
Overall Rank = 196/342
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 23/38
Pre-race routine:

Slept like a baby. I haven't slept like that since.... since I was a baby. I was totally relaxed. Got up, ate peanut butter and nutella toasts. Drank more water.

I had my HR monitor on and just standing there watching other racers had my HR at 105!
Event warmup:

Not much. Didn't urinate on myself. Jumped around, swam about 10 minutes 20 minutes before the start.
  • 15m 12s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

I came out a bit hard on the swim and got a tired. Passed the 2 guys in front of me and got passed by the guy behind me. My swimming has improved by my technique went to hell when I started tiring. If I had relaxed, I think I would have rocked it.

I breathed bilaterally the whole time and enjoyed the encouragement from my lovely wife!
What would you do differently?:

Go out a bit easier.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I didn't rip through the transition as I had hoped, screwing around with the socks, putting on my Garmin 301. I was a bit tired too. My HR read 171 in transition, not good!
What would you do differently?:

Go sockless, practice barefoot transitions and running and jumping on the bike.
  • 38m 28s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.20 km/hr

My bike computer had me going faster, but the bottom line is transitions are all included, so I guess that's where that extra 1.5 kph went.

I had a good ride overall. I felt pretty good, it took me awhile to really get going, but when I did it was pretty great. I was doing a back and forth with some guy on the course, but he must have really backed off in the last fifth of the race, because it took him more than a km to pass me on the run, and he was pretty quick.

I think I would have done better had the bike course been longer.
What would you do differently?:

More biking.
Transition 2
  • 00m

I wasn't as great as I hoped I'd be. I watched the elites do their transitions and was amazed.

It was okay, but I wasted about 15 -20 seconds doing stupid crap like pouring water on my head.
What would you do differently?:

Put my frikken shoes on and get the hell outta dodge!
  • 27m 42s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 32s  min/km

I don't know what it is, but I seem to be significantly slower than last year, but I felt faster. Given that my average HR was 179 for the run and my max ever recorded is 185, I don't think I could have given anymore. I pushed as hard as I could for the second half and passed a few sufferers, but overall was passed by fewer people than last year.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. I gave it my all. This was by far the most difficult run I've ever had.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around feeling totally bagged.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No idea. I guess I'm faster than last year, but not as fast as I'd hoped. I beat my time from last year for the same race by 2:38 which is an ok improvement, but I pushed much harder too.

Last updated: 2006-04-27 12:00 AM
00:15:12 | 750 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 227/342
Performance: Good
Course: 30 lengths of the pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 23C / 73F Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:38:28 | 20 kms | 31.20 km/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 161/342
Performance: Good
Avergage HR: 168
Course: 5 laps of a residential street. Flat with a slight uphill on one end..
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:42 | 05 kms | 05m 32s  min/km
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 203/342
Performance: Average
Average HR: 179 Max: 185
Course: Flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-07-20 4:14 PM

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