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Karlsham, Blekinge
Sweden
20C / 68F
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 25m 54s
Overall Rank = 8/23
Age Group = F
Age Group Rank = 2/10
Pre-race routine:

Won this last year after signing up the day before. Goal, as usual, was to beat that time (1:27:43)

1h20 drive from my house. Got there at 10 for a 11:08 start.

Set up my stuff, got talking to a very nervous beginner who had just decided that triathlon was her new thing and signed up for the last race in the calendar, and had driven 5 hours the day before to get there.


Event warmup:

Little run little stretch, no swimming this time, just tested the water.
Swim
  • 15m 24s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters
Comments:

Stood on the starting line with my goggles on my head and put them on in a panic when the starting gun went. lost some time there and couldn’t get behind one of the fast ones to draft so I was on my own the whole time (except when someone who had drifted to the left cut me off to get back on track)

Still, a good time, 42 seconds faster than last year
What would you do differently?:

Be ready when the starting gun goes. Well, at least I remembered to start my watch and switch to T1 when exiting the water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s
Comments:

Transition area about 150 from swim exit

What can I say, that’s what I do. Don’t know if I got my usual T1 podium as the official result add swim +T1
34 seconds faster than last year even though the wind had blown my helmet and sunglasses off my bike.


Bike
  • 41m 19s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.04 km/hr
Comments:

Practiced the U turns this week so did well, but the loss of momentum was tough.
More wind this year and some tough hills I had forgotten about
46 seconds slower
Transition 2
  • 00m 37s
Comments:

A very small transition aera
14 seconds faster
Run
  • 27m 18s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 28s  min/km
Comments:

A nice steady run, slow uphill and tried to gain back some time downhill without falling flat on my face.
Nice finish after the last hill, was able to increase speed for the last km

49 seconds faster than last year

What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Happy that I was able to finish strong, even knowing that my 2nd place was safe (and first place long gone).

Post race
Warm down:

Chatted to that beginner I spoke to before (she’ hooked), collected my prize (a cycling shirt) and drove home

Event comments:

Friendly village race.will be back




Last updated: 2022-09-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:15:24 | 750 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/23
Performance:
Suit: Yes
Course:
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 19C / 66F Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:16
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:41:19 | 20 kms | 29.04 km/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/23
Performance:
Wind: Strong
Course: 4x5k, lots of U-turns
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:37
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:27:18 | 05 kms | 05m 28s  min/km
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/23
Performance:
Course: 4x1.25k Tough hill
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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Subject: Karlsham triathlon


2022-09-04 8:57 AM
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Subject: RE: Karlsham triathlon

Yawn...another race, another podium.  Great season Nathalie - you really got better as the season went on and crushed the runs.  And you did a 1:16 T1 with a 150 meter run in it?  Wow.

2022-09-04 11:13 AM
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Subject: RE: Karlsham triathlon
Originally posted by jmhpsu93

Yawn...another race, another podium.  Great season Nathalie - you really got better as the season went on and crushed the runs.  And you did a 1:16 T1 with a 150 meter run in it?  Wow.




Thanks, my best season, until next year that is.

Yeah I know, I was surprised too but that’s the distance my watch showed last year (not this year as I failed to switch to bike until about 4 minutes into the bike so it showed 1.87 km, quite a long T1)

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