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The Great White North Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Stony Plain, Alberta
The Great White North Triathlon
Total Time = 6h 05m 28s
Overall Rank = 416/622
Age Group = M4049
Age Group Rank = 97/125
Pre-race routine:

Catching up on a long overdue race report.
  • 38m 50s
  • 2000 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

Swim was OK but nothing special. Into the sun coming back and I kept veering left away from the course on that leg. There seemed to be lots of other swimmers around me everywhere else, even on the second loop. Occasional light contact and I had to hold up several times.
Transition 1
  • 03m 21s

Time is estimated since the transitions were included in the bike segment.

T1 was at the lake and we sent a T2 bag off to town with the volunteers. We had to pack our swim stuff in another bag before we left T1 and they brought it to T2.
  • 2h 52m
  • 90 kms
  • 31.40 km/hr

I started pushing a bit once I got to the turn around. Probably too much, but it sure felt good. :)

There was a rough spot leading onto the bridge at the bottom of the river valley on the way out. The lady in front of me launched a water bottle so I slowed a bit. On my way back, there was an ambulance there. It looked like another lady had crashed but she was sitting up at the side of the bridge and seemed to be OK.
What would you do differently?:

Pace myself better.
Transition 2
  • 02m
  • 2h 29m 19s
  • 21 kms
  • 07m 07s  min/km

I was amazed at how well I was doing up to the run and had delusions of a sub 6 or better overall time.

I started a little weakly but got rolling along pretty quickly. The pace was good for close to a 2 hour half mary run up to the halfway point. I started slowing down and walking more then, and was mostly walking for the last 5 km. There were no specific pains, I just couldn't seem to keep a run going. Found it again for the last half kilometer but by then it was too late to break 6 hours overall. Finished at 6:05:28.
Post race

Last updated: 2006-12-10 12:00 AM
00:38:50 | 2000 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 58/125
Overall: 263/622
Performance: Average
Course: 2x1km triangle, 400 out, 200 across, 400 back, clockwise, with the beach-side buoy in ankle deep water. Return leg was partially into the sun but they tethered a small blimp above the beach.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:52:00 | 90 kms | 31.40 km/hr
Age Group: 80/125
Overall: 284/622
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: After a short run from the lake to town, it was an out and back course through lots of small rolling hills. Nothing significant though until the river crossing near the far end with the turn-around at the top of the other side.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:29:19 | 21 kms | 07m 07s  min/km
Age Group: 108/125
Overall: 522/622
Performance: Below average
Course: Fairly level, out and back course through town. One side trip, taken both ways, was a bit confusing but it was well explained and marked.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-12-27 11:36 PM

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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Subject: The Great White North Triathlon
Catching up on a long overdue race report.

Edited by Micawber 2007-12-27 11:38 PM
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