Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Montauk, New York
United States
Racing Unlimited
88F / 31C
Total Time = 1h 34m 1s
Overall Rank = 138/541
Age Group = Clyd 39&under
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

I had to get up very early (3:30) to get out to Montauk. I had some cereal and a plain bagel with nothing on it on the way to the race. Got there at 5:30, set up my transitions and went down to the water.
Event warmup:

A little swimming.
  • 19m 37s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

The swim was OK. I thought I would be a lot faster (hoping for around 16 minutes). But my navigation and sighting was awful. I was all over the place.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to work on sighting. I have learned that swimming in a large group like this is much different than when it is just Kev and I.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Pretty fast in T1 and I think that my transitions is where I made up the most time, especially after my slower than projected swim.
What would you do differently?:

I need to put some vaseline in my socks. I got an awful blister on the bottom of my bike toe during the run.
  • 41m 34s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.21 mile/hr

Great on the bike in this race. I am really proud of how I performed in this segment. I pushed pretty hard, but not so hard that I was spent at the end. It felt so good to get to the turn around and see so many poeple coming the other way.
What would you do differently?:

I want to get one of theose frame bags that go between the top tube and the stem. It was a bit difficult to take my GU pack out from under the tape that was holding it in place. I also think I would like to learn to put my shoes on as I am pedeling.
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Great in T2
  • 29m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

I was so happy with my run. I never thought I would be able to average under 10 minutes/mile at this point in a Triathlon. Again, it felt great to see people coming the other way after the turn around.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

A lot of walking.

Event comments:

My second triathlon and I am very happy to see that I have come a long way in just over a year.

Last updated: 2006-03-31 12:00 AM
00:19:37 | 880 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 104/541
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca Speed John - Short Sleeve Wetsuit
Course: Out and back going along the beach
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:34 | 14 miles | 20.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 106/541
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: OUt and back with the back being 3 miles longer than the out (two different transitions areas).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:34 | 03.11 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 136/541
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back relatively flat run course.
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