Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Montauk, New York
United States
Montauk Lighthouse
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 31m 28s
Overall Rank = 132/608
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 10/27
Pre-race routine:

The usual. Bagel with peanut butter and a kashi granola bar with coffee on the way out to Montauk. I ate this breakfast about 2 hours before race time. Got to the race and set up the two separate transition areas (point to point tri). I got marked, picked up my chip and still had about 45 minutes to spare. So I just walked around a bit before getting my wetsuit on.
Event warmup:

Swam for a little while, maybe about 10 minutes or so. I was in the fourth wave so there was a bit of time to wait.
  • 18m 50s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Overall, a pretty good swim. I think that the time includes part, if not all, of the run up the beach into T1, so my actual swimming time was a bit less. I am pleased with my effort level, sighting and technique. I have come a long way in swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing except maybe get a bit better at sighting and be a bit more aggressive.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s

Great T1, very fast for me.
  • 40m 56s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.52 mile/hr

Great ride, super fast especially on one of those descents. I topped out at 37mph.
What would you do differently?:

I want to start paying attention to cadence more, maybe get a meter. I notice a lot of the elite types passing me seemed to be working so much less.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Great T2
  • 28m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile

Decent run. I have gotten faster and I think that running slower in training has paid off. My knee felt a lot better than it has recently, so that made me feel good and helped me through the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and had some fruit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to get faster at running. I don't know how much more room for improvement there is though. I worked really hard this past off-season trying to improve my swim and I have been able to reap the rewards. I don;t know, maybe I will try to do the same with running this off-season.

Event comments:

Great race, great course, great people. Probably my last sprint race though.

Last updated: 2007-04-02 12:00 AM
00:18:50 | 875 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/27
Overall: 112/608
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca sleeveless
Course: This is a nice swim course xcept for the fact that you are going right into the sun for most of it. It's not a true out and back more of an out and 1/4 back diagonally to the beach
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:52
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
00:40:56 | 14 miles | 20.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/27
Overall: 98/608
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Point to Point and some fast roads. The wind was awesome when it was at your back, but horrible when you were heading into it. Wind just sucks, by far, my least favorite weather element. The course is beautiful though and there were may volunteers and cops to stop traffic and make you feel safe.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: ?
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:02 | 03.11 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/27
Overall: 245/608
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful course through Camp Hero and ending at the lighthouse. I said it last year and I'll say it again, it is easily the most beautiful setting for a race finish I have seen.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4