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Triathlon de Valleyfield - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Valleyfield, Quebec
21C / 70F
Total Time = 3h 23m 13s
Overall Rank = 247/267
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/20
  • 27m 54s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

Lot of distance between each turn. Very little contact but a lot of occasion to draft.

One of the buoy was either hidden by the sun or a fountain or both. I ended up doing a detour like many other competitors. I accelerated to catch up for lost time and in the process reached the buoy from the inside before another competitor. I ended up having my first experience being swimmed over! I had something to tell my friends after the race :)
What would you do differently?:

I did great! Next time I will spend time reading the trajectory before getting in the water to avoid the detour.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 1h 32m 48s
  • 40 kms
  • 25.86 km/hr

City bike, with turns and needles. No hills at all. I lacked energy for the km 30 - 35 and got a second wind for 35-40.

One of the competitor cut me on a corner and I barely avoided the manhole. Experience rubbing in full speed!
What would you do differently?:

have a better breakfast and bike more before the events to pace properly.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 1h 22m 33s
  • 10 kms
  • 08m 15s  min/km

I was exhausted before starting to run. All I I wanted was survive and be proud of my result. Since I thought I was doing very bad and pushed harder and ended up surprising myself in the end result. (I don't have a watch...)
I Still have pain in my foot (since winter) which also prevents me from training and racing properly. (plantar fascitis)
What would you do differently?:

better pacing on the bike, improve capabilities on the bike to be more fresh on the run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

plantar fascitis and lack of experience.

Event comments:

Big city event. The start was slightly delayed due to boats in the way. The event is all flat, no hills. Being in a city, there are lots of turns and needles on the bike. The organisation is huge, lots of volunteers everywhere who encouraged and guided us.

Last updated: 2014-11-09 12:00 AM
00:27:54 | 1500 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 125/267
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 21C / 70F Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:32:48 | 40 kms | 25.86 km/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 241/267
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:22:33 | 10 kms | 08m 15s  min/km
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 260/267
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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