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Queensland Sprint Triathlon 2014 - Triathlon

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Brisbane, Queensland
28C / 82F
Total Time = 1h 48m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 18/19
Pre-race routine:

arrive in good time after setting off at 4am, get set up. Join the rest of the club waiting for the start (late wave, 7:28am)
Had some dates and almonds in the car, a banana. Had another coffee (black, sweet) around 6:30am
Event warmup:

bit of stretching
  • 21m 30s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 52s / 100 meters

Felt like it took a lot longer than it should have. I felt reasonably strong, just didn't seem to be getting anywhere. Had trouble sighting int the rising sun, especially once the goggles fogged up, and was disillusionedwith the later waves swimming over me
Transition 1
  • 00m

better than Bribie; managed to find my bike and get out fairly well.
  • 50m 56s
  • 20 kms
  • 23.56 km/hr

Felt fairly good but I think I pushed too hard for my level of fitness at the start, felt pretty flat towards the end. Drank maybe half a bottle of gatorade (with extra salt)
What would you do differently?:

For the conditions and how I felt, pretty well just this
Transition 2
  • 00m

not too bad
  • 35m 38s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 08s  min/km

Felt bloody awful. Couldn't get any sort of rhythm going, had to take frequent walk breaks. My legs, my core, my mind just were not co-operating, not helped by knowing I was almost the last one out on the course and everyone else was home having coffee. Waaa!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

This race felt so different to the sprint at Bribie a month ago, then I felt strong and like I could keep going. This time, despite pushing less, having a lower HR and slower times, i felt like crap. I think the main limiter was the lack of muscular endurance after the bike. I haven't been training at intensity, or as often, this month and by god it shows.
Oh well- there's one for experience, and move on!

Event comments:

Well-run race on a (for everyone else) fast course. Just not me this time round.

Last updated: 2014-03-02 12:00 AM
00:21:30 | 750 meters | 02m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/19
Overall: 0/
avg 153
Course: out and along seawall then in to beach
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 26C / 79F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:56 | 20 kms | 23.56 km/hr
Age Group: 19/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: mostly flat, a few small rises (out onto Redcliffe bridge) and pretty straight.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:35:38 | 05 kms | 07m 08s  min/km
Age Group: 17/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: hot, little shade, 2 laps (including past the club tents twice where everyone was having barbies :( )
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
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2014-04-06 4:42 AM

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At mile ten I heard a noise like I had gotten paper in my spokes or something. I looked but saw nothing but a few seconds later my rear tire blows out.
date : June 3, 2009
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Are these races too close together to give me any sort of recovery? Will I be spent and unhappy racing back to back weekends and then again two weeks after that?
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author : pjwalzphd
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When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
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author : trvw
comments : 0
The challenge? The accomplishment? I want to do this because it is an opportunity to live life. The event is an indoor sprint triathlon. I get to experience the challenge on a safer scale.
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This plan is designed to make you go faster. 3 workouts per week in each sport, 2 days of strength training and core work. The maximum volume is around 10 hours toward the end of the 12 weeks.
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Since your “A” race is your marathon, which you stated in your question, this should be your main focus. I encourage you to taper a bit for the sprint distance triathlon.
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Program outline of the 16 and 20 week sprint triathlon training plan overviews.