Crystal Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Averill Park, New York
United States
Capital District Triathlon Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 31m 23s
Overall Rank = 7/246
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Ate breakfast, packed up my stuff and drove to the race. I was pretty excited the weather was going to be good, all week it looked like storms were in the forecast.
Event warmup:

Warmed up with a mile run, had to go to the bathroom so I missed out on swimming a bit before the race started.
  • 14m 57s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Pretty good swim for me, felt like I was swimming strong the whole time. You can never go by paces because I've had great swims come out slow and bad swims come out fast, it all depends on the accuracy of the course length I guess. The only issue was I couldn't find anyone to draft after the first couple hundred yards, so I was mostly all alone. Stayed fairly straight, sometimes I can wander a bit so that was improved.
What would you do differently?:

There were some guys that finished 15-30 seconds ahead of me, maybe I should have tried to attach to their draft, otherwise this was a good swim for me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

Wetsuit got stuck, hate when that happens. Doesn't seem to matter if I put body glide on my ankles or not, just luck of the draw I guess. The timing chip was larger than normal so maybe that was related.
What would you do differently?:

Get the damn wetsuit off!
  • 54m 58s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

Solid bike, maintained a hard but sustainable effort level, with enough left for a good run. I had a little battle with a guy in the 2nd half of the leg, and eventually he stayed out in front but I kept him in range, thinking to myself that I would try to get him on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

Better transition here, not much wasted time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 19m 17s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 26s  min/mile

Very good run, kept the guy I battled with on the bike in range and waited to make my move. He stopped to grab a drink at the aid station and that was my opening. Closed the gap and eventually got in his draft. There was a slight decline coming followed up a slight incline, so I decided to stay behind and make my pass on the uphill. Plan worked perfectly and I never looked back, listened for spectator comments to know that I put a sizeable gap between us. Kept up the pace to make sure I wouldn't have to out sprint him and finished up strong.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Cheered on some finishers for a few minutes, then packed up my stuff. Stretched and went in the lake for a bit before the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

With my A race in two weeks I didn't really focus on resting for this, but turned in my best time ever here so I'm very happy.

Event comments:

I just love this race. Venue is one of my favorites and the volunteers are fantastic. I'll be back next year!

Last updated: 2011-06-01 12:00 AM
00:14:57 | 880 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 19/246
Performance: Good
Course: Counterclockwise loop in the beautiful and calm lake.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:27
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:58 | 18 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 10/246
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back on rolling hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
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 Good
00:19:17 | 03 miles | 06m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 8/246
Performance: Good
Course: Loop around the lake, slightly rolling but mostly flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5