Anyone Can Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Clifton Park, New York
United States
YMCA of Southern Saratoga
Total Time = 1h 21m 58s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got my stuff sorted on the floor Monday or Tuesday. I packed T1 and T2 into separate string top cheap packs. Put T0 into my good pack, and crammed the two string packs on top. Helmet on the outside. I was ready.....

I still struggle with vision issues. I am really nearsighted, and I prefer to run and bike with contacts. But, when I swim at the Y, I wear cheap pseudo-Rx ($20) goggles that help a bit. So, I planned to just wear those, and then leave my regular glasses outside on the bike. I had done some running and biking lately to be sure they'd be OK - and my Rx glasses are pretty sweet Oakley's and they do turn into sunglasses.

Then last night, I panicked about being blind for the hour leaving the transition areas and when my heat was supposed to go. So, I found my non-Rx swim goggles, threw my contacts and non Rx sunnies into the back pack.

Event warmup:

I tested the goggles in the shower and they seemed fine.
  • 08m 31s
  • 325 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

Yum! I drank a ton of water. I don't think I will ever be able to remain calm at the start of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Test those goggles.

Trust my instinct/knowledge - DON'T CHANGE THE PLAN THE NIGHT BEFORE!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Felt fast enough. Still left with wet socks :(

What would you do differently?:

dry my feet faster
  • 41m 57s
  • 11 miles
  • 15.73 mile/hr

I tried for 90 RPM and did it. Guess I just need to gear it harder!?
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, my HR and RPM's seem pretty good to me.

My top speed was only 29.9. I wonder if I pushed harder on the brief downhills I could have made a better time. I've had that bike doing 38
Transition 2
  • 00m

Only negative - I still struggle to find my spot!

Found the gel pack I stashed in running shoe while putting it on! Not a good spot!

My Suggestion (I really liked this)
SHOE HORN and Strechy laces. It felt really good. I much prefer it to T1.
What would you do differently?:

Leave gel out of shoe.

Put the number in a more prominent spot - had to think to put it on.
  • 31m 31s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 09m 51s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

PUSH!!!! I can't believe how slow I went. I was so worried about missing a turn I forgot to look at the Garmin the whole time!
Post race
Warm down:

Great (but a bit painful) stretch from Hector!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training.
I have been sick with sinusitis 2 or 3 times already this year. Really trained at will - not to a plan.

Event comments:
My Y - My race.
I saw people I knew - didn't get hurt, and generally enjoyed the day!

It was cold at the start, and most of the way thru the kids race too. I wore my Showers Pass raincoat that I bought last year over my CDTC training shirt was supe comfy! Shed the jacket for the run and it was perfect!

Last updated: 2012-04-11 12:00 AM
00:08:31 | 325 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 48/
Performance: Below average
My goggles failed on the first lap. Had to spend a few seconds draining and frantically tightening the strap.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:41:57 | 11 miles | 15.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 48/
151/168 Avg/Max HR.
Course: I really love my BIKE!!!
Road:   Cadence: 90
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:31 | 03.2 miles | 09m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: some hills. Too many turns, imho.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5