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 30m 7s
Overall Rank = 81/600
Age Group = 50-45
Age Group Rank = 6/30
Pre-race routine:

Volunteered for the Kids tri Saturday. So damn cute. Got to sleep about 10:00. Slept well up a couple time to turn Willie but slept well in between. We got up at 4:20 went down and set up transition at 5am. Met up with Mike and stole his coffee. I was marked by a virgin body marker. I told I wwould be gentle and we made our way through it without a mess or cross outs. Not sure why the had to mark so much they usually only do the left arm, leg and one hand and calves, but they marked everything.
We headed back home and Y went to bed, I had a bowl of oatmeal and coffee. Shirley came by about 7 and we headed back down and parked a friends house and walked to the swim start and chatted and watched first waves go out. Met up with Ken, Kam, Heather, Cheri, Kara, Lynn, Mike and host of others.
Got to set up right opposite of my wife. Nice not that we would see each other much.
Event warmup:

I decided to warm up a little to get my breathing up. It felt tight at Sodus and didn't like that so took ran 3/4 miles or so and hit the bathroom at Hess. Kept loosing Y. Found her in her suit already. Put my suit on and pulled that right sleeve so hard I tor it at the arm pit. Ugh is it going to fill with water or what NOW! Found Lynn of our master coaches and decide we needed to duct tape. Lynn came through and had duct tape. Felt at little stiff but doable. Swam a little prior to start.
  • 14m 7s
  • 792 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

It was a rough out to the first buoy. The chop was short and steep. Twice I had to stop twice to cough up some water. I was wondering if I;m having this much trouble others must he having a worse time. rounded buoys well but sighting coming was not going well and had to re-direct three to four time.
I swam pretty much up onto the shore. The run to transition was long on a gravel dust, train all summer toughen up the feet on this stuff so it went OK. Managed to get ducted taped sleeve off on the run without falling over. I did mention to Lynn taping the zipper wasn't a good idea. Got a little cheering along the way, nice.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more rough open water. This year the water was pretty tame most the summer.
Next year I need to spend one night a week in the chlorine playpen to work on speed a little more.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

Y bike still in T1. Oops passed her on the swim. I was warned not to, but heck Ken and I had a 6 pack riding on this.
Got passed by a guy in my AG in the chute in from swim. He was racked next to me where he slowed right down to a crawl. Oh well I'm out of here.
Got helmet and glasses on then took suit off. Gotta learn to place my shoes toe in. I also gotta leave the towel home. Really what am I drying that won't dry in the first mile of the bike.
Turn to run out with bike and get caught behind this larger lady walking her bike. Cut short at exit to get around.
What would you do differently?:

turn shoes toe in, leave towel at home. I said that.
  • 43m 25s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.97 mile/hr

Oh the bike or the art of making fat roll uphill.
I had a good bike. You have to carefully pick your way around people and out to the open road. Managed to pass a few, got passed by some stick people but was pushing as hard as I could. Knew Ken was making time. Didn't know he made that much time. About half way I heard this big kiss being blown way. I was returning it thinking it was the wife, but had to pull it back when I saw it was Ken making short work of me. I gotta hold under longer at the start of the swim. That bastard I gotta stay with him until the downhill cause I know gravity is on my side.
He was off and flying. Cheered on all that I passed, played cat and mouse with a couple guys. Hit Lake Shore drive and knew I have to get in front of anyone I could since it get even narrower. got to dismount line and Madi helped me off the bike. Julie and Mike escorted me in. It was great having them there. Oh hi Ken, grrrrr.
What would you do differently?:

Lose the fat. Working on it and have to do some lower body lifting today.
Transition 2
  • 02m 30s

I thought the grrrr would scare Ken and it must of he took off like a bat out of transition.
Got to my spot and couldn't remember which slot was mine and didn't want to displace the wife so took me time to remember wh had what. Next time throw next to the porta potty and go.
Shoes backwards DAMN IT. I love the wooden bike racks gave me a chance to sit and shoe up. Visor on a say hi to Cheri who I was gonna run out with until she pulled up with a cramp. Got a little cheering on the ramp and off.
What would you do differently?:

Turn the shoes around.
  • 27m 55s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile

Never try anything new on race day. That is why I ran a mile in my new shoes yesterday. For the first mile my oddly shaped middle toe on the right side was jamming against the front of the sneaker. After that it was numb. The run went well got to cheer and be cheered by peeps running opposite way. I gotta review course better. Ed from Clowns on bike was one he is a big supporter of everyone and does a good job encouraging all. Passed Ken going home at start of prier, about 3/4 miles ahead.
Pushed it right home and by passed a few water stops. I can drink after.
Pushed to chute and took it home. No idea how I did as I left all the timing to score-this. Wasn't till 10 that night before I even had an idea.
What would you do differently?:

Not much enjoyed the run and did well.
Post race
Warm down:

Rebecca gave me a big hug. She was all over the place cheering on the rehab peeps. She even made signs for all of us. Thanks!
Walked and talked looked for Shirley or Rick, Y mom and brother. Ran into everyone else. Congrates Kam. Ken it will be good a good 6 pack minus a bottle. Shelley great job, you are hooked now. Kept walking found Rick and we went ot find Y but she was already out of the lagoon, so told Rick ti wait for her and walked to last 1/2 mile of the race. She showed and I got to cheer her in. Shirley had found her and caught up with both of them.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Torn calf, beer belly and gravity.

Event comments:

Great race that his getting bigger every year. Next thing for them is divide that sprint and oly onto different days. They moved transition which gave us more room, nice.
This Y's third tri. She did great. She is a little bummed on her time but she should be proud.

Last updated: 2011-06-08 12:00 AM
00:14:07 | 792 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/30
Overall: 28/600
Performance: Good
Suit: Full sleeve plus duct tape.
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:25 | 13 miles | 17.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/30
Overall: 73/600
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Uphill for 7 miles, downhill for 6.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:30
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:55 | 03.1 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/30
Overall: 200/600
Performance: Good
Course: Florida like only hills were the bridges. Out to a stone dust trail for a mile then along lake, out pier and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5