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Challenge Cairns 1/2 - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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cairns, Queensland
27C / 81F
Total Time = 8h 27m 57s
Overall Rank = last/
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Endura Gel
Event warmup:

  • 48m 50s
  • 1900 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

Was really happy with my swim, as it usually takes me 1 hour to swim 2km. As I had people pass me I tried to draft of someone then lose them and start again. People were not too bad either, like swimming over you or hitting you. Did cramp at the end of the swim in the left calf which was painful for the rest of the race
What would you do differently?:

I was happy, so there would be nothing I would do differently
Transition 1
  • 08m

I put on alot of gear so I don't get sunburnt, also had to go to toilet
What would you do differently?:

Probably try to get dressed faster
  • 3h 42m 38s
  • 90 kms
  • 24.26 km/hr

I didn't pedal harder due to cramping in the swim and I wanted to last the race. I had a bit of nauseousness on the bike but overcome quite easily.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 3h 36m 20s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 10m 15s  min/km

I ran about the first 6km then had to walk, I have a possible stress fracture in my left foot which I had done a couple of weeks ago after a long run. So was in a bit of pain on the run, kept pouring cold water over foot to stop swelling and got it strapped after 12km
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stress fracture and leg cramp

Event comments:

Can I be biased - this is an inaugural race for Cairns and the weather was absolutely wonderful. The course was spectacular.

Last updated: 2011-02-12 12:00 AM
00:48:50 | 1900 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Wet suit - Blue Seventy
Course: Open water at Yorkeys Knob - sea
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 22C / 72F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
03:42:38 | 90 kms | 24.26 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Great course, flat to start then into hills following the coastline, one high climb only - home ground advantage
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
03:36:20 | 21.1 kms | 10m 15s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat course - hot - with little shade
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-06-08 3:53 AM

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Cairns - Australia
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Subject: Challenge Cairns 1/2

2011-06-08 7:11 AM
in reply to: #3538266

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Subject: RE: Challenge Cairns 1/2
Congratulations on following through and finishing the race with the stress fracture.
Wishing you a successful recovery.
2011-06-08 6:00 PM
in reply to: #3538266

Townsville, Australia
Subject: RE: Challenge Cairns 1/2
well done Liz.. Such an awesome thing for Cairns.. I am so annoyed with myself now that I chickened out..
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