Big George Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Lake George, New York
United States
Big George Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 4h 49m 43s
Overall Rank = 6/173
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

Decided to try camping at the Battlegrounds site the night before. While it was nice to walk to the race, sleep was poor to say the least. Woke up to eat a bagel with PB and then laid back down until it was time to head over.
Event warmup:

  • 33m 5s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Was able to find a set of feet on the way out and rode them the whole way. Tried to go around a couple times, but once I was out of the draft I couldn't quite make the pass. Once the leaders from the next wave caught us I tried to hang with them for a little bit each time.
What would you do differently?:

Not my best time of the summer, but I think I was pretty much going to swim whatever the guy I drafted was going to swim. In a bigger race with more options, I may have come out faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

Solid T1, except later on found of my goggles didn't stay in the sleeve! First time that's ever happened and I wasn't able to track them down!!
What would you do differently?:

Not lose my goggles
  • 2h 45m 30s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.30 mile/hr

My goal was to practice goal IM pacing. I could not have done a better job. Goal TSS was 140, and I got 141. I'll take that! Felt great too.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Can't remember the last time I had a T2 over 1 minute that didn't include a lengthy run. I was in no hurry, took the time to put on socks and get ready to run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, not trying to blast through this one.
  • 1h 28m 22s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 45s  min/mile

I wanted to start out at goal IM pace. It was honestly tough to hold back. I even gave myself a time-out to pee during mile 2. After about 5 miles of that, I felt really good and decided to have some fun and dropped to race pace.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and eventually got a massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I wasn't trying to crush this race, since it was more important to me that I practice goal IM pacing. It went really well and I felt great. VERY encouraging for Ironman in 4 weeks!

Event comments:

Love love love this race. I've done every one! And give me all that post race pizza and chocolate milk!

And to boot, I came in 2nd for the King George (combined Oly and Half for the weekend), super cool!!

Last updated: 2018-09-15 12:00 AM
00:33:05 | 2112 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 33/173
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Out and back rectangle, buoys on the left
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:45:30 | 56 miles | 20.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 24/173
Performance: Good
Course: Lollipop with a steady climb early, some rollers and lots of fast sections.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:28:22 | 13.1 miles | 06m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 2/173
Performance: Good
Course: Two out and backs of different distances with a loop at the bottom. They added an out and back to try to make the distance right this year, but somehow I measured it short again!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5