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Parry Sound, ON
25C / 77F
Total Time = 1h 35m 21s
Overall Rank = 52/117
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/18
Pre-race routine:

Up at 6, shower & check gear. Muslix and banannas for breakfast, water and gatorade on the drive in. Didn't drink as much before this one as past races.
Event warmup:

Stretching, run for about 1km.
  • 14m 50s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

Pretty good swim: after my trouble in Guelph I wanted to stay in control all the way. Not very fast, but calm and smooth. Sighting was good- I followed the pack for the first 100-200m, and then used buoys after that. Shampoo in the goggles worked great as anti-fog.
Swam until my arms touched- many were running by that point, but I thought it was too rocky on the bottom.
This was a fast course (from the post race report) due to low current and a shallow run of 50m at the end.
What would you do differently?:

It went pretty well: I should be able to improve the weak time as I develop my stroke in the off season.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Terrible transition! I had the wetsuit to my waist on the run, but everything else in T1 was in slow motion. Suit stuck on feet a bit, socks were tough to get on, and I was slow tying shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Get elastic laces, practice running without socks.
  • 47m 27s
  • 25 kms
  • 31.61 km/hr

A good bike segment- I think I was first among MTB. Gave it all I had, but.........
What would you do differently?:

....I had little left for the run. I have to consider pacing myself better on the bike if I am going to improve my run. Riding at ~170bpm is probably too high for an OLY.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

Too slow since I didn't have to change shoes. Had to re-tie shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Elastic laces next year
  • 29m 56s
  • 6 kms
  • 04m 59s  min/km

Gel and drink at start, no other fluids.
Did not have the legs after the bike. Tried to crank up the speed at several points, but the legs would not respond. Managed short sprint at end.
Never found good rythym.
What would you do differently?:

Consider pacing on the bike to save some energy for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

None- took the kids to the beach
Drank water and ate banannas & bagels

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim: stroke improvement needed
T1: New laces, no socks
Ride: Get a road bike
Run: Consider a road bike OR slower pace on the bike to save something for the run.

Event comments:

Best race organization of the year. I will certainly return in 2005

Last updated: 2004-09-01 12:00 AM
00:14:50 | 750 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 84/117
Performance: Good
Suit: McCormick's wetsuit
Course: Triangle-shape off Parry Sound beach. Nice course. Swim times all around were quite fast, but the organizers insist the course was 750m.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:47:27 | 25 kms | 31.61 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 40/117
Performance: Good
Avg HR was about 170
Wind: None
Course: Hilly, very nice
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:56 | 06 kms | 04m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 54/117
Performance: Below average
~172 HR
Course: Hilly, gravel/packed sand trail. Some road.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-09-02 11:49 AM

Guelph, ON
Subject: Parry Sound Sprint Tri

2004-09-02 1:36 PM
in reply to: #56925

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windsor, ontario
Subject: RE: Parry Sound Sprint Tri
Congratulations...well done...glad to know the event was well run....I am looking for a 1/2 IM next year, and will probably choose between that and peterborough...

great split on a MTB...


2004-09-03 12:05 AM
in reply to: #56925


Mississauga, Ont
Subject: RE: Parry Sound Sprint Tri
Good job on the race.  Great time.
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