Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 26m 34s
Overall Rank = 56/455
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 3/12
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel with cream cheese, Powerbar, and an apple for breakfast. Arrive early and make sure that everything on the bike is in order. Went and set up transition area. Continued to move around the entire time and chatted it up with some people at the venue that I knew. Had a gel 30 minutes before race and drank a lot of water the entire time.
Event warmup:

Did a little bit of jogging to get a little sweat going and get the heart rate up. Stretched out very good.
  • 14m 17s
  • 792 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Thought I was going to be smoked by everyone in my wave and I was able to hang with some swimmers that normally would beat me very easily.
What would you do differently?:

Try and be quicker out of the water and get a better spot so I don't swim in a crooked line.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Had to cover a lot of distance from the end of the swim to the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Practice these more because they hurt me a little bit. Mounting my bike was slow as well. Wish I didn't have to wear socks (old blisters on feet).
  • 44m 15s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.63 mile/hr

Did a little bit of passing (more than I expected). Little slower pace than I wanted but I felt comfortable the entire ride which was good.
What would you do differently?:

Get the gears on my bike tuned up better. It was a struggle to shift into the high ring and then to shift out of it. Also, learn to be smarter on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

Easy to find my rack for my bike and not too difficult to get all my gear sorted out.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to dismount quickly and ride with my feet on top of my shoes instead of unclipping and then getting off of the bike.
  • 24m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

Run at nice pace felt comfortable here as well. Managed to pass a lot of people on the run. Couldn't find the extra gear when I needed to though (story of all 3 elements). Picked it up the last little bit to finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Train more LT to improve speed and train to find the extra gear to use at the end of the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank a lot of water sharing race stories with everyone and waiting for other people I knew to finish up. Stretched out a little bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I couldn't push as hard as I wanted to at the end of all three legs. I don't know if this was a result of nutrition during the race or if I just didn't train to do that.

Event comments:

I loved this course, even though it was my first one and I don't have anything to compare it to. It was everything I could have imagined my first triathlon to be.

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Last updated: 2008-09-22 12:00 AM
00:14:17 | 792 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 48/455
Performance: Average
Suit: Neosport 5/3 Sprint John
Course: Out about 350 yards across about 50 and then in all the way to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:15 | 13 miles | 17.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 94/455
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: First 4 miles of course was uphill but there were two nice downhills near the end of the bike. Very nice course I thought designed to many peoples strengths and weaknesses.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:22
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:50 | 03.1 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 67/455
Performance: Good
Course: Ran a little on the roads then into a lagoon to run on the trails for a while then back onto the road. Little too many turn arounds for my liking but it was nice to run by people that you knew and cheer them on.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4