Monkauk Mighty Man - Triathlon

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monkauk, New York
United States
Total Time = 1h 32m 15s
Overall Rank = 211/392
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 17/44
Pre-race routine:

Try to keep it together...
Event warmup:

The swim was my warm up ; )
  • 21m 21s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 36s / 100 yards

lake swim very choppy in high winds I noticed a lot of people having a tough time of it (which boosted my confidence) also I felt like I was passing more people then getting passed which was nice. However my final swim time was pretty average and slower then I usually swim a 1/2 mile in a pool. It musta been the chop slowing me down. I drank a TON of water on the swim so I was nicely hydrated for the rest of the race ; )
What would you do differently?:

Take swimming lessons
Transition 1
  • 03m 39s

Disaster transition! This was my first tri and I was totally disoriented in T1. At one point I spaced out and was just watching someone else transition. Then I snapped to and couldnt get my socks on. I couldnt figure out if I should put my race belt/number on for the ride or not so it went on, then off, then I saw someone near me with it on so I put it back on. Oi. I blew this transition.
What would you do differently?:

Everything. It can only get better.
  • 40m 41s
  • 10.56 miles
  • 15.57 mile/hr

It was crazy windy on part of the ride which was on a road next to the ocean and there had been the tail end of a hurricane in the area so the wind was really whipping. The head wind was bad for a few miles, I was working hard, going 12mph. No good. I rode most of the course with a clydesdale, passing each other back and forth the whole way, it was great, we paced each other plus he was a great wind shield ; )

What would you do differently?:

I need to do a lot more bike training. I want to get a tri bike and get into areo position, thats a goal.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s

This transition went better, not too much fumbling around, I was psyched to get off my bike and get running which is what I was most preped for.
What would you do differently?:

I could have pushed harder earlier
  • 25m 42s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

this was my strongest portion of the race, 8.20miles which for me is a personal best... I was psyched about the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Flopped down on grass. Took lots of silly pics with my friends, went back to a house we rented near the race and drank two bottles of champagne while soaking in a hot tub. FUN day!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My first tri, I was cautious, could of let it rip a little more on the bike and swim.

Event comments:

I'd do it again.

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Last updated: 2010-10-24 12:00 AM
00:21:21 | 820 yards | 02m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 150/392
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: Loop
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 03:39
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:40:41 | 10.56 miles | 15.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 252/392
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: flat with one big hill at the end
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:54
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:42 | 03.11 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 202/392
Performance: Good
Course: A loop of small rolling hills, some on a dirt road next to lake, very pretty
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5