Skip to main content

Delta Tri 2010 Race Report



I believe that 2010 marks the 5th time I have completed the Delta Sprint Triathlon.  It might be 6 times but 5 for sure.  Every year it marks the beginning of tri season for me and I look forward to doing the race.  I love seeing the all of the tri newbies mixed in with Elite and Pro triathletes.  This year the Race Director was Tracey Shelley (my swim coach) and it was the best run year so far.  Great job Tracey!!!

I really felt no pressure going into this race.  I have not had as much structure this year as I did last year with my tri training.  In fact, I have only been outside on my bike 2x in 2010 including the race yesterday.  I did do a spin class once a week from January - March to maintain some of my bike fitness, but we all know that spinning isn't really like getting outside with your bike.

My game plan...ok, I didn't really have one.  My husband asked me the night before the tri if I was going to PB the race.  I thought about it and said "oh yah, I have a tri tomorrow, I should pump up the tires on my bike".  Again, this is very different than my obsessive behaviour of 2009.

The swim started off with a few foot cramps then I settled in.  My lane was not very busy so I swam the first couple of laps free of being kicked and bumped.

After running outside into the cold, rain and wind I was quickly on my bike and riding.  The wind worked our favour as there was a head wind on the way out and a tail wind on the way back (2 loop out and back bike course).

Pretty quick transition to the run an I was off.  The run felt really good and I kept a steady pace.

Then, because it is a Sprint and not Ironman, it was all over.  Gotta love the sprints.  I guess keeping up with my swimming and running was beneficial because I beat my time from last year in both.  The bike was about 2 minutes slower but I was expecting that.

All in all, a great day and a great event!  See you all there again in 2011.

Swim:  11:42
T1/Bike/T2 43:46
Run 25:10
5/28 in the 35-39 Age Group
Total time 1:20:37


Comments

Penney said…
Nice work Erin!
Xavi Garcia said…
Great job, well done!

Cheers from Hong Kong!

¨XTB¨Xavi.
BEADLE said…
Congratulations on the incredible time !

your,
Bro

Popular posts from this blog

Pave Culture Cycliste - Barcelona Bike Shop

In March we took a family trip to Spain for spring break.  The primary reason for this trip was to attend football (soccer) matches in Madrid and Barcelona.  As a family, we researched this trip A LOT and found A LOT of very cool things to do in the cities we visited (Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona).  One of those cool things was a destination bike shop in Barcelona.

We set aside one afternoon to head out to the shop.  Not having rented a car, we studied the train routes and schedules and determined it was about 30 mins outside of Barcelona in El Prat del Llobergat.  

After missing our first train by about 2 minutes, we had to wait another 30 minutes for the next train.  This was the first of our missed connections and confusion for this journey.  Once we arrived at the train station closest to the shop, we still had about a 20 minute walk to the shop.  It is an industrial area so there were no taxis to be found.  The whole time we were travelling to the shop, I was secretly worried tha…

SOLD! Bike for Sale - 2010 Orbea Onix

June 3 update **Thanks to everyone who enquired about my bike.  It is now sold and going to a great new home**
_________________
To make room in my garage for a my new road bike, it is time to let my Orbea Onix move to a new home.
This is a fantastic bike for the new or experienced cyclist looking for a full carbon road bike at good price.
Details:
$1700 2010 Orbea Onix Road Bike Size 51 (I am 5'6") SRAM Force group set (shifters, brakes, crank, derailleur) Shimano wheels with Continental 4 Season Tires Brand new Fizik saddle  Brand new bar tape SL-K Seat zero offset seat post Arundel Sport bottle cages Shimano 105 pedals (included if you want them)
Interested?  e-mail me at erin337@telus.net








Fun

In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today