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Cherry Blossom Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Kelowna, British Columbia
16C / 61F
Total Time = 1h 55m 17s
Overall Rank = 183/199
Age Group = m65-69
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Drive to Kelowna and set up in Transition.
  • 18m 16s
  • 700 meters
  • 02m 37s / 100 meters

I made some rookie mistakes like jumping in to the pool without putting my goggles over my eyes, poor turns at the wall and slow pool exit all cost me some time otherwise the actual swimming felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Next year I'll put my goggles on properly and I'll learn how to do flip turns just for this one swim.
Transition 1
  • 03m 54s

Again I struggled with simple mistakes that slowed me down.
What would you do differently?:

Practice my transition routines.
  • 55m 26s
  • 22 kms
  • 23.81 km/hr

I felt like I was moving at a good pace and I was even passing other cyclists so I was surprised to find my pace was slower than last year. My ride was as good as I could manage in spite of the conditions as they were this year.
What would you do differently?:

I have to find a way to push myself harder.
Transition 2
  • 02m 22s

T2 was pretty normal.
What would you do differently?:

I could also be faster here - keep practicing.
  • 35m 12s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 02s  min/km

I was a bit concerned about how sore I was as I started out on my run. My pace was slow and I had some pelvic stiffness coming off the bike but I kept running and pushed myself to run faster. By half way I was feeling better and was picking up my pace.
I ran up a short steep hill and a fellow told me it was 400m from the finish - and - it was downhill so I picked up my pace to what was a sprint to me and when I turned the last corner to see the finish line I again pushed my pace to finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and have fun.
Post race
Warm down:

I worked hard for the entire race but once I crossed the finish line I felt pretty good right away and enjoyed a Jugo Juice while talking to my wife and other athletes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I made some silly mistakes that I need to fix for my next race.

Event comments:

This is a really nice Sprint. Well organized and popular especially as a season starter. Also popular with beginner triathletes.

Last updated: 2018-05-07 12:00 AM
00:18:16 | 700 meters | 02m 37s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Average
Course: 14 lengths in a 50m pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:55:26 | 22 kms | 23.81 km/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 3 loops with a bit of climbing hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:35:12 | 05 kms | 07m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2018-05-07 11:50 PM

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