Keuka Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Penn Yan, New York
United States
Total Time = 2h 23m 39s
Overall Rank = 314/319
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/21
Pre-race routine:

Up around 4:30, breakfast: bagel with peanut butter, banana, a little cereal, a little coffee, water; drove to race, got set up in transition area.
Event warmup:

A little stretching, then 10 minutes in water getting acclimated and warmed up
  • 28m 13s
  • 820 yards
  • 03m 26s / 100 yards

I didn't have as hard a time with the temp as I had when practicing weeks before...i was really slow, and didn't sight well, and was all over...Yes, the canoes, and surfboard people knew exactly where I was at all times!!! That was me! But, I kept my head and kept moving forward, and I finished...
What would you do differently?:

For this race, try to swim a bit straighter! Overall, get swimming lessons & try to get more time in the pool.
Transition 1
  • 05m 44s

I just took it slowly...halfway through the swim I thought I was going to pull out, so I figured, what the hell, I'll take my time so I don't kill myself, and I'll get on my bike and see how my muscles feel...
  • 1h 04m 26s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 12.73 mile/hr

This was my first long bike ride; I know, I know, stupid that that's the first time out on a long ride...I've been nervous about riding on the road, but i had fun, and I got up the hills, and now am ready to get out there more!
What would you do differently?:

For this race, nothing; for future, get out on some longer rides, get used to riding up & down hills, shifting, etc
Transition 2
  • 02m 23s

I had a hard time walking after getting off the bike...part of my rheumatoid problems is that I get "stuck" in whatever position I am in, then also with the muscles shaking a little, I almost fell down!!! But after a few minutes, my legs started to work their way out of things...and I got into transition, there were a lot of things in the way, so I had to take it slow, so I wouldn't hurt my bike, or anyone else's
What would you do differently?:

next time, try to get a space closer to the end...
  • 42m 53s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 47s  min/mile

It was fine, just felt like I was shuffling in the beginning after the bike...Due to my rheumatoid disease, I have to walk, but I usually race walk, but I just couldn't get into my normal stride or pace...the last mile felt good, but I honestly thought I was a little faster than what I was, so that was a little disappointing...
What would you do differently?:

I would just try to get a little stronger so maybe I would do a little better at shaking off he bike legs!!
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of stretching, long hot shower and more stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of better training, lack of a "normal" body!!! ;)

Event comments:

I have nothing to compare this too, but I thought it was great!! My only comment is I wish there were more people around Saturday who I could have spoken with to ask questions.

It was a lot of fun, all of the race people and many of the athletes were very nice and encouraging. No one laughed in my face when I was almost the last one out of the water!!

It was a nice course for a total beginner, bike hills were very manageable, and the run (walk for me) was nice and easy for the end.

Last updated: 2009-04-03 12:00 AM
00:28:13 | 820 yards | 03m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 23/21
Overall: 313/319
Performance: Average
Suit: full wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:04:26 | 13.67 miles | 12.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/21
Overall: 312/319
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Nice course, a few nice hills, it was fun
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:23
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:42:53 | 03.11 miles | 13m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/21
Overall: 311/319
Performance: Good
Course: Nice, easy out and back
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