Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Montauk, New York
United States
Montauk Lighthouse
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 28m 14s
Overall Rank = 186/550
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/46
Pre-race routine:

Drove out to the race start with plenty of time to spare. It is a pont-to-point race so there are some things you have to work out with the two seperate transition areas. I knew this going in so I made sure I gave myself a lot of time to get set up.
Event warmup:

Swam about 200 yards
  • 15m 21s
  • 879 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

This was a good swim that started out pretty badly. I know that when it comes to sprints there are bound to be all kinds of first timers there... and I am all for them. I am proud of them and happy to see our sport grow, BUT, I should have set myself up in the front knowing that I would have a faster swim time than many in the water with me. There were many, many people in my way and I had to navigate through them first before I could settle in. I briefly, and I mean briefly, touched one guys foot and he kicked me so hard in the shoulder... he obviously did that because he was pissed. I understand that no one ever taught him that that would happen and the proper etiquette, but c'mon, really? I pushed his foot out of my way and sped by him.
What would you do differently?:

I am going to stop short-changing myself on the swim and I am going to start lining up near the front.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

I will learn to put on my shoes on the bike!
I will learn to put on my shoes on the bike!
I will learn to put on my shoes on the bike!
I will learn to put on my shoes on the bike!
What would you do differently?:

See above
  • 40m 45s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.61 mile/hr

Great ride. I can honestly say that there is nothing I am upset about with today's ride. I had to HTFU a bit with some of the headwind through the middle of the ride, but I was riding so well and so fast, I was ecstatic throughout. Coming into the race at 194.6 helped a lot I think. I was flying down the descents and climbing really well. I am totally thrilled with this ride. I I went into it with the mindset that, "hey, it's a sprint, I might as well go all out."
Transition 2
  • 02m

Not bad, but still could be better. I need to work on my transitions.
  • 28m 10s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

I'm very happy with the effort I put forth in this run. I wanted to average in the eights, but that wasn't to be. It started getting very hot during the run, but I kept finding shade and pouring water over my head. I didn't wear the Garmin so I don't have accurate splits but according to my watch, mile 3 was faster than mile 2 by about :45.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and ate as uch fruit as I could find.

Event comments:

This is a great race, plain and simple. The finish is like none other that I have done. The run up Turtle Hill to the base of the Lighthouse is magical. There are always tons of spectators there to cheer you on as you approach the finish. I love the finish of this race.

I am very happy with how I did today. I set a course PR by 5 minutes and I really put out a great effort throughout the entire race.

Last updated: 2010-02-28 12:00 AM
00:15:21 | 879 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/46
Overall: 0/550
Performance: Good
Half mile straight swim with no turns which allows for some fast times. There's little to no navigation necessary. You walk 1/2 mile down the beach from T1 to the start.
Suit: Blue Seventy Full
Course: Straight swim
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:45 | 14 miles | 20.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/46
Overall: 0/550
Wind: Strong
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:10 | 03.11 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/46
Overall: 0/550
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful course through Camp Hero at the base of the Lighthouse, adjacent to Turtle Hill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4