Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 30m 31s
Overall Rank = 116/417
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 12/33
Pre-race routine:

Had a lousy night sleep. Didn't sleep till 1:30am or so. Up at 5:00. Had a bowl of cereal and some coffee. Pumped tires and packed water. 5:30 headed down to event. I road my bike there. It's about a mile.
Marked and chipped. They were filling in the racks first come next in. Didn't get a bad spot. Close to Ken and Kam. Opposite my sister. Wandered around some said good morning to the gang.

Event warmup:

Took my sister out for a run to calm her down some. It helped her. Drank some of Ron's coffee. Finally got in the water. Sprinted around some in short spurts. Pee'd in my suit oops. Hehehe
  • 13m 22s
  • 792 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Really a pain in the a$$. Half the crowd was dolphining. I started up front. This was definitely a faster crowd this year. The problem was
for the fist 400 yds I always had someone duck diving or trangling arms with me. After runding the first bouy things thinned out. Swam prety much up to the shore line. The guys standing up ahead of me were in no hurry to get out and had to pick my way through them. Com'on it's a race. Ran well to T1. Hate that gravel!
What would you do differently?:

Ask for more rain. The low water make the swim slow.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

That wasn't much better then usual. Got out of suit OK. Then the supid socks. Ugh gotta learn to ride without them. I did a poor job of putting shoes on and had to stop and adjust toungue and straps. BIL Ron was cheering me on.
What would you do differently?:

30 slower
  • 44m 48s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.41 mile/hr

The bike felt great. I had fun. For once I wasn't being passed non-stopped. Did pass a lot of the group ahead of us. Mostly mtn bikes but some roadies. The hill felt good but I think I was a little slow. Race booty fair. Didn't really have a chance to talk to anyone. Encourage a bunch of people on my way by. There was a marshall going by every couple mies or so. Nice to see.
What would you do differently?:

Loose the wgt that graviy has such fun with. Maybe add a little more gatorade to my mix seemed weak. Bike fitting to help make me a little more comfortable.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

I forgot that I had taped the vent holes on the bottom of my shoes. I thought about it a couples of time, didin't pull it off. My socks were soaked water and sweat. Had trouble slipping my foots into shoes. Drank a little. Stipped bike jersey and ran out with shirt in hand. Got a little boost from Fred Arden cheering us on. Shirt on, hat on no sweat.
What would you do differently?:

Socks,socks, socks the evil socks.

  • 28m 11s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

It sucked. Felt good the first mile or so, even passed a couple peoples. Coming up the foot bridge I felt a twinge in my back. Low left side. starting down the other side it cleared. Soon it came back. Hit the pavement which felt better. I remember what that 7:30 mile fel like the other day but couldn't reproduce it. Passed Ridgelake He was doing well and looked like he was having fun. This year I didn't get passed by my AG until the last 1/2 mile. Then 2 went by me I had nothing left to try and chase them down.
What would you do differently?:

The ore I think about it I need to adjust the bike some how. If I'm in the aero to much it has an effect on my run. I know I'm dragging arund too much wgt. That's the problem I need to work on hard over the winter. I have no one to blame but myself.
Post race
Warm down:

Met BIL Roy at finish line. Drank some. Grabbed some ice and hit the calves with it. That felt good. No back pain all gone ???. Walked a little and watched for finishers. Got to see Tam come by. Her finish line words were "Man that run is tough". Tried to get a hold of Y. Talked to Bob a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My fat eff'ing gut!! Basically I'm a clydedale. I need to dump 30 lbs over the winter.
Bike fit. I could use a new bike but you know you get attached to them.
Not fall off my ike to interrupt training.
The hip did OK. I can't c/o of any pain. Might have thrown back off some.

Event comments:

It will be a while before I feel good about this race. It is a PB but not by much. I'm taking this week off from training. I have next weekend with my bother away fishing and drinking in the 1000 Islands. Really need to start packing. I have a du on the 21st October.

I appriciate the company of my follow BTer's and master swimmers. My sisiter finishing her first tri strong is a good thing. Congrates to Bob and Kam for placing in there AG's. Anyone else who did too. Thanks to Julie and Mikes hospitality and to those who bought raffle tickets.

Last updated: 2007-06-17 12:00 AM
00:13:22 | 792 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Good
2-minutes faster then last year
Suit: X-terra full suit
Course: Triangle start and finish close. Out around two bouies and back in. Shallow. Except for the croos part you could walk the whole thing. At time was touching bottom.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:36
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:44:48 | 13 miles | 17.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat to a good size hill, then rollers to a long downhill. Traffic was light car wise but a crowded course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:11 | 03.1 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Bad
Course: Out of transition thugh a winding path. Ove bridge on Lake Shore drive over to lagoon. .75 miles on gravel dust path. Back on LSD. Out to the end of the pier. back to LSD and to finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4