Keuka Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Penn Yan, New York
United States
92F / 33C
Total Time = 1h 27m 9s
Overall Rank = 28/219
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Pre-race routine:

Waiting in line for the bathroom (literally 25 minutes. I then only had 8 minutes to set up my transition.
Event warmup:

Sitting in the shade
  • 16m 53s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Bad, Bad & Bad. We have not had warm weather here in quite a while, that is until these past couuple of days.. I took the family down 4 days early for a mini-vacation at a cottage on the lake. I brought my full sleeve wetsuit because I knew it was going to be cold and it was (55 degrees). After 4 days of 90 + degree weather the lake warmed up to 65 degrees. I was able to swim in it comfortably w/o a wetsuit. I then wished I brought my sleeveless. I would have gone w/o a wetsuit but I am not a confident enough swimmer. Well the swim started and I became very hot quickly. In addition, the sleeves felt like they strained the shoulder. I expected to be around 15:30 but I knew that was not going to happen once I started. I was slower than last year. I plugged it out, stopping frequently to rest my shoulder. No prior OWS did not help the situation.
What would you do differently?:

2)Some OWS
Transition 1
  • 01m 46s

OK. I threw down some endurolytes and tarted my GPS. Kinda funny, once I started biking, I realized I only put one sock on. I put the 2nd sock on at the 2nd transition.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 40m 32s
  • 13.9 miles
  • 20.58 mile/hr

I don't know if a tri bike is right for this course. There is a lot of climbing and a road bike may be more appropriate.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

Nothing special. I put my second sock on.
  • 26m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

Crazy hot and humid. Run was more in the sun then I thought it was last year. I was running around 8 minute miles until I cramped up at mile 2. I stretched and walked for about 1 minute. I then cramped again at 2.5 miles and repeated the above process. I saw 3-4 guys past me in my age group. I would have placed if my run was not so bad. I sprinted the last 50 yards and cramped hardcore 5 feet past the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I have to figure out these cramps or I won't race anymore. I have cramped in 4 out of the last 5 races.

Last updated: 2008-04-24 12:00 AM
00:16:53 | 820 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/17
Overall: 70/219
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:46
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:32 | 13.9 miles | 20.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 31/219
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Rolling with one big hill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:43 | 03.11 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 45/219
Performance: Bad
Course: Fairly flat but in the open sun
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3