Shepparton HIM - TriathlonSprint

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Shepparton, Victoria
Shepparton Triathlon Club
24C / 75F
Total Time = 2h 24m 47s
Overall Rank = 160/196
Age Group = 25 - 29
Age Group Rank = 28/33
Pre-race routine:

Because this race was attached to the Half Ironman, we actually had to be up early to get all our things organised before the half ironman race.
We were at the event at 5.30am, when my race didn't start till 8.30am. We watched the HIM swim, and then had our race briefing and got started.
Event warmup:

None really. I use the swim to warm up for the most part.
  • 11m 48s
  • 633 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

I lost my way and went off course twice.
I still came out fairly well in the pack...
What would you do differently?:

It was the worst water ever, I couldn't see anything.
I need to sight a little more often and a little better. And start closer to the front of the pack so I don't have to swim around everyone!
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

I still run with my shoes on so I am a little slower than most.
And I sat down to put my socks and shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. This wasn't too bad for me, now I wear a tri suit instead.
  • 1h 03m 30s
  • 30 kms
  • 28.35 km/hr

My legs just weren't into it.
I need more cycle training. Especially hills.
I must have drank a lot of water in the swim, because as I rounded the last corner of the bike run, I unleashed my stomach contents onto the road... I was having a hard enough time riding let alone riding and puking....
What would you do differently?:

I need to learn how to drink and pedal at the same time.
I need to push heaps more on the bike leg for the flat roads.
I was dead last in my agegroup by the end of the bike, even though I thought I was going pretty fast!
(Note, there were 33 people, but 5 didn't finish apparently. So I was last)
Transition 2
  • 03m 10s

As long as I can get my bike shoes off and running shoes in, I am stoked.
What would you do differently?:

I need to move a little faster getting changed out of bike gear into running gear. I will get there with more practise.
  • 1h 02m 57s
  • 7 kms
  • 08m 59s  min/km

I need to learn to run hills as well.
And take my mp3 player next time so I don't get bored :(
What would you do differently?:

MP3 player!
And run more and walk less.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walking around the expo for the most part.
I had to eat, I didn't have enough for breakfast, and didn't eat enough during the race, and I've been eating ever since!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough food.
Not enough running!

Event comments:

It was definitely well organised, that's for sure.
There was plenty going on as well, and plenty of seating and things.
Food, meal vouchers, and a good race pack. I was pleased.

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Last updated: 2010-03-29 12:00 AM
00:11:48 | 633 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 16/33
Overall: 83/196
Performance: Average
The Garmin didn't go so well with the swim, thought it went 3km or something. Whatever. It also doesn't record heart rate data in the water.
Suit: 2XU Tri suit only
Course: 650m in Killa lake. It was disgusting and muddy and we couldn't see anything in the water.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:03:30 | 30 kms | 28.35 km/hr
Age Group: 28/33
Overall: 149/196
Performance: Average
Avg HR - 162 Max HR - 189
Wind: Some
Course: I road the course slowly on Saturday before the race just to be sure I knew where it went. It was a good idea apart from the sore butt before hand. It was all closed off to traffic, so pretty good to navigate.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:02:57 | 07 kms | 08m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 28/33
Overall: 158/196
Performance: Average
Avg HR - 163 Max HR - 180
Course: Under too many trees and it was muggy and just hot and yuck... I ran most of it, I really tried.. And I got the time that I wanted. So now I have something to aim for for the rest of the year... fix my run!!
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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