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Bribie Island 2007 - Race 2 - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Brisbane, Queensland
The Run Inn
Total Time = 1h 00m 13s
Overall Rank = 199/243
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 7/8
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am. had vegimite on toast and had two bananas in the car on the hour long trip there. Got to the event and checked in. I couldn't understand the wave information. From the list it looked as though the short courses were going last and the longcoursers first. I just didn't get it. Online it said the first wave of the short course was happening around 6:45...
There were numbered racks and I set mine up - ON TOP OF AN ANTS NEST. The woman setting up next to me was encroacing on my space a bit too - So I didn't have much room.
I then tried to run through transition and PANICKED when I couldn't find the bike entry. I just couldn't find it! I also realised that I forgot to pack a swim cap.
So when i found a swim cap, I mozied on down to the beach with BF.
Event warmup:

It was WINDY and FREEZING - I tried to warm up but it was so cold out of the water my FINGERS turned blue!
  • 08m 29s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 50s / 100 meters

The water was incredibly choppy that everytime I tried to take a breath I came up into a wave. Four times in a row I got hammered and I was struggling to stay afloat. I needed to get AIR. I needed to cough up att that liquid.

I got rescued. I coughed up on his board and got my breath back. He offered to take me back into shore but I needed to finish! So I Let go and went off again.

I heard the lifeguards ha
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. The chop was really bad. It's not like ocean swimming where you can feel the waves and breath when you feel a lull or you're at the top of it. With my prep there's not much I could have changed.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I wanted to spew and cry at the same time here. Thank god there was a water station as we were coming out of the water.
The transition area is sandy and I ran in my cleats. BIG MISTAKE - My shoes would not clip in!
What would you do differently?:

Learn the flying leap.
  • 29m 42s
  • 13 kms
  • 26.26 km/hr

Despite the fact I was refluxing pretty bad at this stage after my rescue in the water. I still managed a pretty good average speed along the flats here. Between 36 and 38kph. However I didn't overtake anyone in my age group. That really dissappointed me. Got stuck behind a kid aroung a u turn roundabout. 3 people passed me and I lost precious time.

What is it with me and kids on the bike leg??
What would you do differently?:

Avoid children on bikes!
Transition 2
  • 00m

I couldn't unclip!!! The damn sand had fised me into my pedal!!!!

It took three goes to unclip each side.,

The woman in the transition spot next to me REALLY pissed me off. Her bike was all the way over in my spot and her gear had managed to find its way into my side too. So I kicked her crap away and angily racked my bike. threw my
What would you do differently?:

Not run in sand.

Get an official to politely move someone encroaching into a "numbered transition" spot
  • 22m
  • 3 kms
  • 07m 20s  min/km

I was dead exhausted by this stage and was still refluxing. I was not having a good time at all. I could barely jog in a shuffle and my legs felt like lead. I was dizzy but I needed to finish.

One of my firends who was in the team event passed me at the 1.5 km mark. Yup. I was doing terribly!!!
What would you do differently?:

Less shuffle more boogie!!
Post race
Warm down:

MASSAGE. My shoulders and back were killing me. The massage tent had accupressure therepy so I took it. DAMN it hurt but I felt better afterward.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The chop. The unfamiliarity with the course, lack of information,

Event comments:

Well I achieved two goals - A top ten finish and a top 5 bike ride! Too bad there were only 8 people in my damn age group! ^_^

I didn't really enjoy myself here though. Well I'll suck it up and do better next time!!!

Last updated: 2007-10-14 12:00 AM
00:08:29 | 300 meters | 02m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 0/243
Performance: Bad
Suit: Optional
Course: Tidal Assited swim - 300m out to a buoy, straigh down a second and a swim too shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 24C / 75F Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:29:42 | 13 kms | 26.26 km/hr
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 8/243
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: VERY technical. LOTS of corners. Didn't feel much like a TT.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:00 | 03 kms | 07m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 8/8
Overall: 0/243
Performance: Average
Course: It was a great run course. FLAT along the western shore line
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2007-12-02 2:29 PM

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Subject: Bribie Island 2007 - Race 2

2007-12-02 5:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Bribie Island 2007 - Race 2
It would have been so easy for you to not even attempt the rest of the race, so kudos to you for making it to the finishing line.

Like you say you achieved two goals!!!
2007-12-03 7:12 PM
in reply to: #1079401

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Subject: RE: Bribie Island 2007 - Race 2

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the race on the weekend but good on you for toughing it out to the finish. It would have been very easy to have stopped and quit but who wants a DNF, right??

I'm sure when you come back at the beginning of next year to race again you'll have a more enjoyable time and will kick butt!!!!!

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