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Delta Tri 2009 Race Report

I am very happy to say that I had a PR today at the Delta Tri. I arrived at the race site at 6am to volunteer with Kids Of Steel race. Around 9am, my duties as volunteer check in person and bike traffic control were complete and started my race preparations. My race did not begin until 11:30am.

As instructed by my coach, I ate an Almond Butter sandwich 2.5 hours before my race and a full 16oz bottle of GU20. I then racked my bike and set out my transition. The weather was chilly and windy but I still felt that I could get away with a short sleeve jersey. To swim, I wore a pair of tri shorts and a tri bra top. Both of these worked out perfectly. By the time I completed my swim and was out on the bike the wind had died down and the sun was out (it was still chilly though 10C).

On the bike a drank another 16oz of GU20. In this bike route there is only one hill. It is a highway overpass that you travel over 2x in the 2 loop course. Other than the overpass, I was very aware of keeping my speed at 30km/hour and I was successful.

After a pretty quick T2, I was out on the run and feeling great. I powered through the run, didn't stop at the water stop that was 1/2 way and put on a bit of a serge at the end to solidify my PR time. I came 4th in my age group and was pleased to see the the woman who came 3rd in my age group was only 30 seconds faster than me.

Overall an EXCELLENT race and I really feel like the training and hard work I have put in are making a difference.

Very interesting item to note was my race number: 336...oh so close to 337.

Here are the details:


700m Swim + T1 = 12:43
20km Bike + T2 = 41:25
5km Run = 25:07
Total time = 1:19:15
4/24 in my Age Group
24/165 Female
101/335 Over All Finisher

Comments

Colin Hayes said…
Impressive race! Congrats!
Blade said…
way to go, great job!!
Penney said…
Great work Erin!
BEADLE said…
Wow ! Those are amazing times ! Great Job !

your,
Bro
Runner Leana said…
Congratulations! It sounds like a perfectly executed race!! Good job on finishing 4th in your AG as well.
Cathy said…
Great job Erin! Congratulations.

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