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White Rock, British Columbia
The Crescent Beach Triathlon Society
16C / 61F
Total Time = 2h 33m 16s
Overall Rank = 23/100
Age Group = 30 - 34
Age Group Rank = 4/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, was staying at a buddies place, had a cup of coffe, some oatmeal and headed down to the headquaters to set up and get inked
Event warmup:

Little bit of stretching, took a quick swim to climatize to the water.
  • 28m 32s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 54s / 100 meters

Salt water tastes bad! I developed a bad stitch in my side that stayed with me for the entire race. VERY dehydrated. Thanks for the quadruple Rum & Coke Toth!
What would you do differently?:

Not stay up drinking with my buddies. Drink H2O.
Transition 1
  • 00m

One of my better T1's, there was no chip mat but it went pretty fast, no problems.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, everyone was pretty envious of my water dish to wash off all the sand from my feet.
  • 1h 15m 17s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.81 mile/hr

Not bad for a bike that is all Aluminum, no carbon and has 650mm wheels. He worked his saddle off for me today, we make a great team!
What would you do differently?:

Try harder. Don't be such a wuss.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Again, no mat, but it was sooth..ish I guess. I was a bit scatter brained and dioriented. Same thing I guess.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Hard to improve on perfection.
  • 49m 28s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Run was very nice, very senic. With all the times I stopped due to massive cramps that a weaker man would have ended his life with, I was able to take it all in. This is where the wheels came off; hamstrings seized, cramps in the side, chest and lungs were burning. Thanksfully I stopped befre hitting the run mat and grabbed a water bottle. Worst run ever.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water.
Post race
Warm down:

The finisher meadal was put on my neck, I fell to the ground. Someone poked me with a stick to see if I was still breathing. My buddy and his wife showed me all the pictures they took. I eat a lot of the free food. Oh yeah, i drank a bit of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a suck ass moron. The hydration killed my run and really discouraged me. I was amazed I managed to pull of a top quarter finish with my run the way it was. 1.5 seconds from a podium finsh...idiot!

Last updated: 2007-08-19 12:00 AM
00:28:32 | 1500 meters | 01m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 42/100
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back around water markers, back to shore under the pier.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:15:17 | 24.85 miles | 19.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 12/100
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hills with some hills and then a hill or two. How they made the ENTIRE course uphill I will never no. Well it seemed like it. I felt like I was flying along, but was not taking in enough water. It was overcast so I figured I didn't need as much...wrong-o dumbie! I pasted a lot of people and I have gained a lot of confidence in my biking. There was a 70% chance of rain. Thank god it didn't.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:28 | 06.21 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 36/100
Performance: Bad
Course: Trail run with sections along the beach. Very nice.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2007-08-19 12:47 AM

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Port Moody, BC
Subject: Crescent Beach Triathlon

2007-08-19 9:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Crescent Beach Triathlon
Congrats on a great race!  Friends, eh?  They are baaaaaad influences sometimes   Way to stick it out and endure the pain on the run.
2007-08-19 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Crescent Beach Triathlon
Hey Chris, your race comments made me laugh, good reporting - good time overall, especially under the circumstances

Friend of mine told me there were 1 or 2 not so bad hills on the course - ya, uh huh, ok

There should also be a sign out there to beware of the seaweed...

Even with your swim and run, I'm guessing the bike is your forte - something I need to start getting on with

Good job!
2007-08-19 8:49 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Crescent Beach Triathlon

See what all those core workouts did for you! You probably would have bonked if you didn't do them!
Your average bike time looks great with all the hills you had to conquer! 

Note to self rum is not a good idea before a race! I am not trying to be your mother. I see podium in your future!



2007-08-20 4:19 PM
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Hah! You did a great job, despite the drinks the night before! And being poked with a stick at the end.. priceless. Those must be some interesting pictures....
2007-08-20 8:38 PM
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Pitt Meadows, BC
Subject: RE: Crescent Beach Triathlon
Great job Haz!! Definitely a great overall race experience from the sounds of it! And you still managed to pull off a really good time. Maybe if that quad rum was only a triple you would've made the podium!! Note for next time!!

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