Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MMad Swim @ Mt Martha Life Saving Club Race Report

Last night on the way home looking at the trees and bay the wind was blowing (33km) and as I went to bed it was raining. We had 4.4mm of rain from 11pm until approx 4:30am. This morning the rain had gone and wind had stopped blowing, as I looked out my window it was overcast. I had a good breakfast, showered, etc and packed up my stuff then head off. It’s approx 1h 10min drive from home to Mt Martha.

After parking the car and grabbing my bag I checked out the bay it was dead calm, flat and almost like glass plus the water looked clean, unlike Elwood has been for the last few weeks which you would be lucky to see half meter or so.

After registering get the T-shirt, cap, numbered dropping my bag off got the wettie on and ready for the swim. Spoke with some people who were doing the same event as me and we had a chat as we all lined getting ready to start swimming. In the male event there were approx 40 of us. Approx 20 of 30 + and the rest under 21.

We head out around the first can then out to the turnaround back into the final can and back to the beach. The water was very clear and tasted ok and approx 20.7c in temperature

I was happy with the event organization, ecstatic about the conditions considering that my last 2 open water swim events has been poor in very trying conditions. With this been said and done I need to do a lot more open water swim practice.

For the record I used my Orca sleeveless wettie instead of my 2xu V1

One final thing -: In my last posting I said I would post the transition times and any pics. Well there are neither. Such is life and Happy Australia Day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

XOSize Race 3 Race Report

New Year first race of 2011. This week in Melbourne we have had a lot of rain and during my walk through yesterday of the course the bay looked dirty and I really thought the swim would be canceled today.

Nope it was on! So I went out to the first Can and you could not see a thing but the water was clean (ie. Tasted ok). My Age Group was first up and off we went my swimming is improving but not quickly as I would like. Once I got back to transition got on my bike and the ride was very strong and very fast I think I passed some 20 people out on the road. Once back in on with the runners and out again for a 2km run. I got say the 3 blokes who had a really big night last night and were still going this morning you guys should try a Tri and see how your bodies feel. The amount of crap they give us (mainly the girls) was unbelievable. We got it both ways running out and on the way back in.

I didn’t look at the time after I finished, but the times sent to me put a smile on my dial. 41m 51s a PB!!!


Here are the times

Overall time 41:51,2
Overall Place 154

Swim 07:33.5
Bike 23:50.8
Run 10:26.9

Placings M40+ 25
Gender Place 111

Sorry no Transition times Will post these and pics when I get them.

Next Race well it’s busy until the end of March. Here is the schedule – plus their might be one more running event.

• 26th January MMad Swim @ Mt Martha Life Saving Club
• 6th Brazilian Butterfly Queen of the Lake
• 11th/12th Go the Tan
• 27th February XOSize Tri Series 10/11 Race 4 (Sandringham)
• 6th March Active Feet Fun Tri Race 5 (Elwood)
• 20th March Active Feet Fun Tri Race 6 (St Kilda)
• 27th March XOSize Tri Series 10/11 Race 5 (Brighton)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Races

With just under 20 hrs to go before Race 3 of Xosize Tri's I have signed up for the following.

MMad Swim @ Mt Martha Life Saving Club - 26th Jan
Brazilian Butterfly Queen of the Lake  - 6th Feb
Go the Tan - 11th or 12th Feb

So off to pack my bags for tomorrow's race!