Keuka Lake Triathlon & Duathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keuka Park, New York
United States
70sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 25m 54s
Overall Rank = 46/259
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

4 hrs of sleep in a disgusting school dorm
Event warmup:

None. I tried warming up in the water but they kicked me out
  • 16m 31s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

BAD BAD BAD. No warm up. The water was cold and I couldn't catch my breath. I had my goggles kicked off twice. I then could not get my goggles to seal to my head. I had to stop in the middle of all the swimmers 3-4 times in attempt to remedy the situation. I honestly thought of the possibility of stopping. I then realized that the swim cap was underneath the goggles. I was so mad. I then adjusted the goggles and started swimming the remaining 3/4s of the course. My breathing was messed up and I breathed on every stroke instead of every 3rd. My sighting was poor and I was told to get back on course once by a guy on a kayak. I finally made.
What would you do differently?:

1) Make sure my goggles are a tight fit.
2) Start towards the back of the group.
3) Look up more often.
5) Train more open water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s

Exiting the water I saw at least 8 guys ahead of me walking up the stairs to the transition. I was so happy to be out of the water that I sprinted up the stairs past all 8 guys. I had a little difficulty getting the wet suit off my legs. I even uses body glide.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 41m 58s
  • 13.7 miles
  • 19.59 mile/hr

I felt good for most of the bike. I past a lot of people, especially on the up hill. I got passed a few times. This was by far my strongest discipline.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more. Focus more
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s
What would you do differently?:

Could have went a little faster.
  • 24m 27s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

Very Painful. Like always I catch cramps on the run after the bike but this time was exceptional. I had 2 calf cramps for the first .5 mile. I ran them out and managed a 7:20 first mile. I hit the turn around and I was feeling ok. Around 1.8 miles I caught a TERRIBLE (L)hamstring cramp. I literately fell to the ground and watched 6-7 people fly by me. I actually stopped my watch because I assumed I was done. I sat and stretched it out for about 1 minute. I then got up and tried to walk. Each step was on the cusp of falling. I then worked the walk into a job by swinging my left leg in a straight position. I did this to around 2.5 miles and then I caught a (R) quadriceps cramp. Unbelievable. I then limped into the finish line and fell down like a sissy.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out this chronic cramp problem. I felt fine aerobically.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps. I have tried salt, calcium, pottasium, massage, stretching, overhydradtion and nothing works. I even had the DR. draw blood for a high tech test with no results. I want to work my way up to a 1/2 Iron but these cramps are going to hold me back. Pray that I can figure this problem out.

Event comments:

The organizers never provided any printouts of the race times, course or transition detail. Much was left up to guessing. Not good for a first time tri guy.

Last updated: 2007-04-03 12:00 AM
00:16:31 | 820 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/20
Overall: 44/259
Performance: Bad
Suit: sleeveless
Course: triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:58 | 13.7 miles | 19.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 35/259
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills with 1 significant climb. Total elevation gain was around 570.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:27 | 03.1 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/20
Overall: 67/259
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back. Mostly flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3