Big George Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Lake George, New York
United States
Adirondack Race Management
78F / 26C
Total Time = 5h 48m
Overall Rank = 71/224
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/36
Pre-race routine:

5:00 wake up
Downed a Ensure and a Cliff bar
Had a 1/2 a Gatorade and a HAmmer Gel Before the swim
Event warmup:

Got in the chilly water (66 degrees) and did a 5 min swim
  • 38m 5s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

First 200 meters was a little rough with some banging of bodies but then it was clear sailing. The swim seemed a little long maybe around 300 meters.
What would you do differently?:

I would have tried pace a little bit better I would have liked to finish a little stronger.
Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

I put on my shoes in transition and ran out.
What would you do differently?:

It went smoothly 23rd fast transition of the day.
  • 2h 55m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.17 mile/hr

Felt really good on the bike, much better then my pre-rides of the course. Rode a majority of the course by myself ran into or got caught by a few groups. Wanted an average HR of 135 so I might have went to hard. But I felt good.
What would you do differently?:

I used a Torpedo Water Bottle mount and I lost 2 water bottles at separate times I need to fix that problem. I also had a bad break on the Left hand turn on to 418 10 miles in to the ride, my gel flask came off my bike so I had no gel for the whole ride. This was a problem during the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

I sat down to put on socks and shoes, and gave my wife a kiss. 96th ranked
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 11m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

Out of transition I had some calf cramping at the first aid station I used the bathroom, Took 3 Endrolytes and had gel.
I held a 9 min mile pace through 8 miles and then I began to slow. i needed to do some walking I went to Coke and Gel.

I did not have and juice in my legs, at mile 13 I got full cramps in both legs a hobbled to the finish
What would you do differently?:

Get more calories on the Bike so i do not have problems on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a ton of water
Went for a dip in the lake

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I met all my goals swimming under 40;00
Cycling under 3:00
and finishing under 6:00
I wanted to run under 2:00 and i ran a 2:11 so this is the only goal I did not meet.

Event comments:

Good overall Event

Last updated: 2011-08-16 12:00 AM
00:38:05 | 2112 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/36
Overall: 62/224
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3
Course: Rectangle course
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:40
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
02:55:15 | 56 miles | 19.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/36
Overall: 50/224
Performance: Good
Average HR 149 beats
Wind: Some
Course: 1894 feet of climbing One Cat 4 climb of 3 miles One CAt 5 climb of 3 miles Everything else was rolling hills
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:11:15 | 13.1 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/36
Overall: 111/224
Performance: Below average
No HR monitor
Course: 2 lap with equal uphills and down hills Out of transition there is a 2 miles climb that you hit from miles 1-2 and miles 7-8
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4