Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Montauk, New York
United States
Montauk Lighthouse
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 19m 9s
Overall Rank = 69/541
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/56
Pre-race routine:

Went out for the weekend in Montauk for the race. Woke up earlier enough to get to transition. I had some gatorade and Clif Shot Blocks.
Event warmup:

I biked 5.5 miles to transition #1 and swim start. Then swam in the ocean.
  • 16m 16s
  • 879 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

The swim is definitely my worst skill and I have been getting some improvement. I beat my swim time from last year by one minute. I was able to sight reasonably well and stayed on course. On the turn to the shore I veered off to the right a bit because I was not sighting.

Will concentrate on swim even more.
What would you do differently?:

I need to try to get in some more open water swims which is tough living in NYC.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

I was a bit winded from the swim and took my time in transition #1. In addition, my rack space was at the end and along a sand dune. I could have moved a little quicker but wanted to save energy for bike.
What would you do differently?:

Move a bit quicker.
  • 37m 47s
  • 14 miles
  • 22.23 mile/hr

I felt really good on this bike and was passing people throughout the course. I was only passed by one lead person from the wave behind me. I pushed up the one hill and passed about 6 people. I knew the course from riding it the day before and once I was over the hill the downhill momentum would carry me through the rest of the hills.

There was a slow sign too far ahead of the dismount and it was at that point I got out of the bike shoes which slowed me down the last few hundred yards. This was by far my best bike ride and was over minutes better than the prior year race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

I feel very comfortable in T2 and can't get much faster.
  • 22m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

Within 5 steps into the run I was quickly reminded that I had a slight infection on my big left toe. Notwithstanding, I ran well and passed most of the people in front of me. However, I think I have lost some speed during the season due to less speed work.
What would you do differently?:

More running and speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some gatorade, bagel and other post-race goodies.

Event comments:

This is a great race which is very well organized with a classic finish. I will try to do this race every year.

Last updated: 2011-02-08 12:00 AM
00:16:16 | 879 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 28/56
Overall: 221/541
Performance: Average
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Course: The race course starts on one end of Gin Beach in the water approximately 25 yards from shore. It is an in water start and you swim 1/2 mile down the beach and then turn in to shore.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:01
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:37:47 | 14 miles | 22.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/56
Overall: 73/541
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The course loops around Montauk lake and then heads along Montauk Highway to the lighthouse. The first 10 miles were flat and the last 4 miles were rolling hills with one steep hill after mile 10.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:18 | 03.11 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/56
Overall: 69/541
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back through Camp Hero with some hills.
Keeping cool Average 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] 5