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Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Regina, Saskatchewan
Regina Multisport Club
25C / 77F
Total Time = 3h 00m 53s
Overall Rank = 75/82
Age Group = Women 20-29
Age Group Rank = 9/10
Pre-race routine:

Drove down in the morning.
  • 22m 54s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 32s / 100 meters

The swim was a beach start. The beach and water were very rocky, I need to toughen up the bottoms of my feet. I started a bit closer in the pack to help pace myself. There was a lot of congestion until the first turn. I couldn’t believe how fast I finished the first lap, which made the second lap feel really long.

Actual Swim Distance - 1200 meters
Transition 1
  • 00m

I made it out of the water and into T1a where I had help removing my wetsuit. I threw on my runners and made the long, 700m uphill, run/walk to T1b. Approximately 5 minutes later I arrived at T1b. I took my time, had some water and gel, and then jumped on my bike.
  • 1h 23m 27s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.76 km/hr

I start off great on the bike. I pushed hard and passed a bunch of people. I saw my friend Jenny at each turn around and was hammering trying to catch her. After about 28 kilometers, I had closed the gap to about 50 meters. All of a sudden I see her hit some gravel and go down hard. I stopped and tried to help. She was really dazed and was holding her arm, a few cars pulled over and I told a man to drive to the end turn around and tell the volunteers to come pick her up. I waited for a few minutes and then Jenny told me to go finish. The other car waited with her and there was nothing else I could do so I left. Jenny ended up breaking her collar bone. The last 12 kilometers I pushed hard to try and make up for the 5 minutes I lost.

Actual Bike Time - 1:18:27
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I would stop for anyone in the same situation.
Transition 2
  • 00m

At T2 I changed my shoes and grabbed my hat and water bottle belt and was off. Note: Do not take water bottle belt ever again. It was heavy and gave me a stomach ach.

  • 1h 12m 22s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 14s  min/km

I found the run really hard. I haven’t been running much and have never really done hill work. I walked up most, well probably all, the up hills. I’m glad that it hurt because I will remember how uncomfortable that feeling was and will never go into another race under-trained again.
Post race
Event comments:

The race was my first Olympic distance. It was well organized and challenging. I had fun after chatting with Nick, Terry, and Marina, thanks for the hospitality guys.

Last updated: 2007-03-19 12:00 AM
00:22:54 | 1500 meters | 01m 32s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 63/82
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:23:27 | 40 kms | 28.76 km/hr
Age Group: 7/10
Overall: 64/82
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:12:22 | 10 kms | 07m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 76/82
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-07-09 11:35 AM

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Subject: Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2007-07-09 2:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Congratulations on completing your first Olympic Tri!! And a gold star to you for stopping and helping your friend on the bike.

Great report and good lessons learned!
2007-07-10 7:54 AM
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Land of living sighs
Subject: RE: Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Good report Erin. Those hills were tough. I walked up most of them last year, this year I knew what to expect...which didn't make it any easier! You should have received Karma bonus for your good deed!
2007-07-10 11:26 AM
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Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Congrats on a great race!!!  Sorry to hear that your friend got injured.  I definitely would have stopped.  Don't sweat the time lost.
2007-07-11 8:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Regina Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Congrats on your first Olypic length tri! With all of those hills, especially on the run, I can imagine it would be easy to not feel prepared, but I still think you did great, and I extend my congratulations.
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