Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another mini tri; another mini race report

Swim: Crap again. I was all over the place. Caught up to Phil right at the end, again.

Bike:
Awesome. Stayed a lot closer to the people who passed me (...and yes, they still did pass me) and felt fantastic. Rolled into T2 in 32:30- so close to the elusive 30km/h!- which is 2 mins faster than my good ride in the first race of the season and 4 mins faster than my shite ride two weeks ago. Average cadence ranged from 79 to 90 rpm (there are some good descents and some middle sized climbs).

Run:
OK. Felt great, but couldn't pick up the pace. Felt the same way I did last year in Tinman- like I couldn't go up a gear. In fact, I found myself actually doing shifting gestures with my right hand... Oops. Pace was between 4:50ish and 5:10ish (on the big hill at the end)- average probably just over 5:00. Poop! AHR for bike and run was 172- fairly consistent across the two disciplines.

I still came second to last, but this time I didn't feel like I deserved it. Thoroughly enjoyed myself, and have been reminded how much I enjoy swimming, biking and running- looking forward to Saturday (...well, with a grain of trepidation).

2 comments:

Westy said...

Nice work Kate... should prepare you well for the weekend.
For a better swim... make sure you know where you´re going before you get in the water. Get into the water 10 - 15 mins before the start... warm up swim 5-10 mins including some fast 30s bursts.
Then with a few mins to go position yourself in a good spot where you won´t get bashed but also where you won´t get stopped by slower swimmers. To the sides of the group but towards the front. Start strong forst 100m then look for a group / swimmer to get behind... let them do the work, simple... ;0)

Mike said...

You should have used your left hand ... gearstick is on the left ;)

I envy the availabilty of your local mini-tris.

Good Luck for Saturday.