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Woodstock, Ontario
Multisport Canada
20C / 68F
Total Time = 50m 42s
Overall Rank = 21/78
Age Group = F30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/17
Pre-race routine:

First race since IMWI 2012 and having baby Jonathan last august. It's been a tough time getting training in (for example, I have swam exactly twice in the last month) with raising baby, buying house, trying to sell house, etc.
Event warmup:

meh. I swam a bit.
  • 08m 45s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

I suspect that the swim was a little long.
What would you do differently?:

ummm... swim?
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

ummm... not sure what I did that took so long here.
What would you do differently?:

??? practice transitions?
  • 24m 53s
  • 10 kms
  • 24.11 km/hr

I dropped my water bottle and stopped to get it. There is also a pretty long run to and from the mount line. The fastest bike split was 20:12, so not too bad considering.
What would you do differently?:

not drop my water bottle, or not stop to pick it up. I think picking it up was the right decision for me though
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

I don't have the quick laces in my shoes, so tying my shoes took some time. I need to get the laces before my next tri in september. (my old ones are dead).
What would you do differently?:

get the quick laces, it probably would have saved me about 15 seconds.
  • 13m 54s
  • 2.5 kms
  • 05m 34s  min/km

even with the course being a bit short, this is probably the fastest I have run since the Guelph olympic in 2012. I tore my calf muscle the following week.
What would you do differently?:

I might have been able to go a bit faster? I tried to stick with the 2nd place girl when she passed me, but I just didn't have it in me.
Post race
Warm down:

walk over to see my darling baby :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ummm... having a baby, body composition (at pre baby weight, but definitely more fat and less muscle), buying a new house, selling our current house, lack of training, should I continue?

Event comments:

The local tri. I had to do it despite not being in shape to do the sprint as originally planned.

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00:08:45 | 400 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 8/78
Performance: Good
Suit: full sleave
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 15C / 59F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:24:53 | 10 kms | 24.11 km/hr
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 26/78
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:13:54 | 02.5 kms | 05m 34s  min/km
Age Group: 7/17
Overall: 32/78
Performance: Good
Course: I think the course was a tad short, maybe 150 meters?
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-05-25 3:45 PM

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I have always been an athlete, growing up playing team sports like basketball and soccer. I also ran in a couple of 10K races every year, so I had no reason to worry about running a 5K...right?
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Many of us race, and some race a lot, but when was the last time you gave something back to the sport of triathlon?
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9 weeks after my first bike ride, 5 months after my first swim and 13 months after my surgery I entered the Nelson week Tri a Tri !