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Vidingehem Triathlon - Triathlon


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Rottne, Kronoberg
Sweden
15C / 59F
Precipitation
Total Time = 3h 06m 16s
Overall Rank = /30
Age Group = Female all ages
Age Group Rank = 4/5
Pre-race routine:

My first oly on my home turf.

Up at 7, walked to the site with the dog to pick up my start kit. Breakfast and walked back with my gear around 8:30.

Event warmup:

Not much, just walking around, light stretching and a few strokes to get a feel of the water. Not too cold (18C) perfect
Swim
  • 33m 40s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters
Comments:

Faster swim than I imagined. I was counting on 38 minutes. Very nice feeling from start to finish
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 02m 56s
Comments:

A slow transition but that was the plan , being my first oly. I figured if I took my time in transition, it would give me some time to catch my breath. Took the time to dry myself off a bit and put a windbreaker on. Forgot to put my helmet on and had to walk back a few meters to get it. Rookie mistake !
What would you do differently?:

Do not hide the helmet, even if it’s raining, that way you are less likely to forget it!
Bike
  • 1h 25m 48s
  • 40 kms
  • 27.97 km/hr
Comments:

2 laps of 20k each, headwind on the way out, tailwind on the way back, which was nice.
Also faster than planned (1:30) despite the rain which by then was quite heavy.
First race on the new bike I bought last year. He did well

Transition 2
  • 01m 33s
Comments:

Another slow transition, as was planned, Took the time to sit down, dry my feet and put socks on.
Run
  • 1h 02m 18s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 14s  min/km
Comments:

Slower than my goal (60) but I may have overestimated my ability here. The run is definitely my weak point, mainly because I don’t train enough due to various aches and pains. Still, It felt good the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

Train more if my body permits it
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First oly out of the way. For years (7 to be precise) I never wanted to do anything longer than a sprint but I like this distance and will certainly do more in the future!

Event comments:

A small village race, very well organised, plenty of happy volunteers despite the dreadful weather.




Last updated: 2021-08-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:33:40 | 1500 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 18C / 64F Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:25:48 | 40 kms | 27.97 km/hr
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:02:18 | 10 kms | 06m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2021-08-28 5:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Vidingehem Triathlon
Awesome race, Nathalie. You executed your plan perfectly. 3:06 in heavy rain is fierce!
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