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 38m 35s
Overall Rank = 208/502
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/48
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:10, made coffee, ate 1/2 a bagel with peanut butter on the drive in. Got there with plenty of time to set up- the tricky thing about this race is that the transition area closes at 7:15, but my wave didn't start until 9:25! I ate the other half bagel, at 7, then a gel at 9. Drank water and coffee. It was also COLD- I put my cycling gloves over my toes (I wore flipflops while waiting around). Next year I'm wearing my Uggs! Found Jackie and Rob and Terry and Dawn. Chatted. Waited. Husband came, chatted, waited, and then it was finally time to go.
Event warmup:

Chatting. Waiting. Swam a few strokes at the start.
  • 17m 11s
  • 792 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

I'm still awfully slow on the swim, but last year I did this swim in 20:02, so I cut off almost 3 minutes. I didn't walk any of it, unlike many people, because I knew it would kill my legs.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster?
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

Hate the wetsuit- I am always fighting with it at T1.
What would you do differently?:

New wetsuit?
  • 49m 14s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 16.82 mile/hr

This felt really hard for the first few miles- lots of steady uphill. I went back and forth with a couple ladies from my AG. I finally pulled ahead of most of them after the second turn, and started to feel more lively. I still can't push up hills well- I get passed on the uphill, then pass on the flat. On the other hand, last year I averaged 15.7 MPH on this course, so I'm not complaining too much.
What would you do differently?:

Train more for power cycling- but I knew that!
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s

I was wondering why I was so slow, and then remembered that I did have trouble racking the bike on the slot-thing I ended up using. Probably cost me 20 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Rack bike on a normal spot
  • 27m 38s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

I was happy to be under 9 m/m, but it was still slower than Skinnyman. I haven't done as much running in the last month because of my overtraining issues, so maybe it's the effect of that, or maybe the bike effort was too much for the legs.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Found husband and two bored children, sent them home. Watched the kids triathlon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training as always! Overall I'm pretty happy with this effort though, and I'm looking forward to building strength on the bike and speed on the swim, so I can knock another 6 minutes off next year ;).

Event comments:

I do like this race, but there are some things they could do better. If we are going to be waiting 2 hours for our wave to start, at least have some water out for us!

Last updated: 2009-06-09 12:00 AM
00:17:11 | 792 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/48
Overall: 369/502
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit. Needed a drysuit!
Course: 3 sides of a rectangle. Very shallow and I felt like the only person to swim the whole way.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:14 | 13.8 miles | 16.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/48
Overall: 223/502
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and about
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:10
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:38 | 03.1 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/48
Overall: 190/502
Performance: Average
Course: This was so not 3.1 miles! My Garmin had it as 3.24!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4