Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 39m 4s
Overall Rank = 118/270
Age Group = 15-19
Age Group Rank = 7/9
Pre-race routine:

Loaded up car, drove 2 hours to Canandaigua, ate muffin, apple, coffee on the drive over at about 5:15 am.
Event warmup:

Very little. Did some stretching while waiting to line up for swimming wave, then I was only in the water for about 30 seconds before we were off. Just a little swimming around to get used to the lake.
  • 19m 13s
  • 792 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

It was my first open water swim, probably not a good idea to combine that with your first triathlon. I kinda freaked out in the beginning, wasn't breathing well, had to roll over and catch my breath. After that I was okay, but for whatever reason my time was much slower than usual. In a pool I can do this distance in less than 15 min.
What would you do differently?:

Do more open water swims, not get freaked out and confused by the hectic start, use a wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 05m 1s

So I've just run barefoot out of the water across 100 yds of gravel, and I get to my transition spot and I realize that when I pinned my number to my shirt I put two pins through both sides, effectively pinning my shirt closed. Trying to re-pin those with my cold and clumsy fingers probably took 2-3 extra minutes. Plus tying my shoes took a long time b/c my fingers were clumsy.
What would you do differently?:

Not pin my shirt closed and maybe use that stretchy, pre-tied laces setup.
  • 52m 39s
  • 14.2 miles
  • 16.18 mile/hr

They said 13 miles but according to Google's pedometer and other people who've raced this course it's around 14.2. I was pretty satisfied with this fairly slow time because I was using a too-small, rusty mountain bike. I could pass people on hills, but on flat parts I just couldn't get the bike to go as fast as the other people, no matter how hard I pedalled.
What would you do differently?:

Buy and use a road/tri bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

Ran the bike in, a volunteer actually racked it for me, which was nice. Had biked in running shoes, so I just had a drink and took off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

Excellent run, I was passing people left and right. I guess it isn't surprising, I have a running background so it's by far my strongest discipline, I was just worried I would be burned out by the swim/bike, but apparently not. Managed a fast run/sprint for the last 500 feet or so. Felt like I could have even pushed the entire run harder. To be honest, all I was thinking was "3...2...1...TRIATHLETE"
What would you do differently?:

Run even harder!
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, drank 2 bottles of water, stretched lower body.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Panicked a bit in swim, messed up pins in T1, crappy bike.

Event comments:

A bit unorganized, some confusion about swim waves and things ran a little behind. Parking was a bit far away it seems. I don't really know, it was my first one.

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Last updated: 2006-07-22 12:00 AM
00:19:13 | 792 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/9
Overall: 138/270
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Rectangle: out two bouys, short ways across, then back two bouys.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:01
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:39 | 14.2 miles | 16.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/9
Overall: 191/270
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Up some hills at beginning, then back down, then flat and small ups/downs until the end.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:35 | 03.1 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 16/270
Performance: Good
For some reason the results lists me as 6:45 pace...
Course: Very flat, loop around a pond, then down the street, back, turned off and ran down the end of a pier and back, then back to the finish. Olympics kept going for a second loop.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4