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Gatorade Race 3 St Kilda - TriathlonSprint

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Melbourne, Victoria
Super Sprint
20C / 68F
Total Time = 1h 24m 58s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 40/
Pre-race routine:

Didn't sleep as well as I'd hoped. For some reason I thought I was going to sleep through my alarm. Not a chance! Had a honey sandwich and half a banana and rode down to St Kilda.
Event warmup:

Thankfully the bay has warmed up significantly so the swim warm up was pleasant.
  • 14m 43s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

I felt pretty good in the water. It was a little congested initially but after the second marker buoy I had my own space. I drafted for a little while and decided that I was being lazy and picked up the pace. Back into no mans land. I'm always swimming by myself! I was very happy with my navigation today even though coming in the sun was right in the eyes. I feel as though I swam without the extra 50m I usually swim. :)
What would you do differently?:

I'm pretty happy with this swim. What a difference solid training makes. I'm a convert!!
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

A little slow running from the water, but all went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Again very happy with this.
  • 37m 47s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.76 km/hr

There was lots of drafting out there today as well as stupid riding. Plenty of crashes.
It's odd because I didn't feel that good on the bike, as salty as my mouth was, I didn't feel like drinking and as a result I think I had 200mL of Gatorade. I had planned to have a Gu, but I didn't feel like that either and look I post my best bike time! As usual I tried to average above 30km/hr, into the wind I managed and with the tail wind got up to 38km/hr.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have pushed harder with the tail wind, for the first time I got into the big chain ring, but I was afraid that my legs would have nothing left for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

I felt as though I took this slowly. The run with the bike was longer than I had anticipated. I also got a little confused as to where the run exit was, even though I had checked it out when I was setting up.
What would you do differently?:

Believe in myself that I do know the course!
  • 29m 6s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 49s  min/km

I felt pretty good considering I'd got into the big chain ring on the bike and had next to nothing to drink. One million competitors passed me and I passed one other. Poor guy. Still the conditions were next to perfect for me, a slight headwind running out, cloudy on the coolish side temp wise and I actually felt alright running.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep running, just keep running.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade. Best drink something.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Considering I felt remarkably underdone coming into this race (I'll blame the eat/drink fest that was Xmas and NYE) I couldn't be happier with my result. I thaink I was 2 mins faster than the last race that was 500/20/5. Which is a strong indicator that I was ill that day.

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Last updated: 2006-11-13 12:00 AM
00:14:43 | 750 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:47 | 20 kms | 31.76 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Tailwind
Course: 2 laps of beach Rd.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:06 | 05 kms | 05m 49s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the beach.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-01-14 1:48 AM

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2007-01-14 1:58 AM
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Nice effort with the race today, sounds a bit chilly for Melbourne at this time of year though !
2007-01-14 6:04 AM
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Stirling, Scotland
Subject: RE: Gatorade Race 3 St Kilda
Great race Casie. Your times are looking good on all disiplines. Nice sub 30min for the run, I'm positive you could scrub that long term 10k goal now.
2007-01-14 9:10 AM
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Excellent job, Casie!

It's always great when we can outdo our own expectations.

I like how your running continues to improve. What a way to start off your racing year!

2007-01-14 6:06 PM
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Perth, Oz
Subject: RE: Gatorade Race 3 St Kilda

Great Race Casie!  those are great times for all three legs! Nice work with the bike I had the same thing with the salty mouth but not wanting to drink adn I ended up with a good bike time in that race too.

think we might need some photos of one of your races sometime soon!

2007-01-20 8:43 PM
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Super effort Casie!!!

Sounds like your making great gains in all 3 areas which is leading you to better overall times.

Bring on the next race!!!

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