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Guelph, Ontario
World Endurance Canada
Total Time = 1h 38m 54s
Overall Rank = 402/511
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 26/36
Pre-race routine:

I had toyed with doing the new sprint in Cambridge last weekend but didn't realize it was on Father's Day and so I decided early this morning to do this one. One of those waking at 5:30am moments and telling myself that if I peek through the curtain and it's not raining - I'll go. My only goal was to push the pace and see what happened. I purposely didn't wear my Garmin.
Event warmup:

Paddled around a bit in the lake. Some dynamic stretching.
  • 16m 49s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters

The water was perfect and I thought I'd do well on the swim but I didn't seed myself properly and it was beach start so I felt I had to wait a while to start swimming and then couldn't get through the bunch to swim at a decent pace. For some time I felt boxed in by breast strokers and worried about getting kicked in the head. Then I finally got free and swam off course so had to zig zag back. I don't know if I've ever experienced so much contact on a swim before. Just too many women bunched in together.

Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 46m 28s
  • 20 kms
  • 25.82 km/hr

I've put in less than 20 hours on the bike and even that was a stationary bike in spin class so I had NO expectations aside from it not being easy. The funny thing is that I'm almost always last on the bike even when I do train so what difference could not training make? Apparently not much! I rode the same distance last year at the end of the season (well trained) at 26.23km/hour.

It's a pretty course. A couple of decent hills.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 30m 6s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 01s  min/km

So ya... in my haste to get running I totally forgot to put on my race belt.

Run was decent. I'm okay with the pace. It's been so long I forgot what a tri run feels like. But this is a decent pace for me at a tri - actually it may be a PR.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around drinking water, collected my food. Looked for Anne and Ken

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training

Event comments:

Totally spontaneous decision and I couldn't even find proper race attire but it was so nice listening to tunes in the car on the way up and then being out in the sun in the pretty countryside. A good way to spend a sunny morning.

Total time 1:38:54. Finished 402/511 Overall, 163/233 for women, and 26/36.

Last updated: 2014-06-22 12:00 AM
00:16:49 | 750 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/36
Overall: 0/511
Performance: Below average
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:28 | 20 kms | 25.82 km/hr
Age Group: 26/36
Overall: 0/511
Performance: Average
Road:   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
00:30:06 | 05 kms | 06m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 26/36
Overall: 0/511
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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