Keuka Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keuka, New York
United States
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65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 26m 56s
Overall Rank = 88/319
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 10/25
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:00 after waiting for Will to come home. Had about 3 hours of sleep. Had a toast, grape juice and numerous pills no of which I'm sure of. R-stop and coffee not in that order. Mike was right on time. got moving right away and there around 6:10.
Got register and a nice hat. 2nd and last r-stop. Transition is tight and I wound up on wrong side and needed to move to other side. Luckily someone was miss racked and Score -this moved him allowing Mike an I to set next to each other. Picture that Kam. Got body marked and bags back to car. Mike's turn for an r-stop. No I didn't hold his hand. Met gdale, tricuse, and numerous other BT's.
Event warmup:

Quick splash in the water which felt warm but that was side area and to many people peeing there I think. The start area was cold again. Stood in the water and peed, no, well yes, stretched and moved the arms to get the blood going. Wished Mike luck. Off we go.
  • 12m 22s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

The start was just a "GO". It seemed funny to me. So I froze for a moment, not that boys weren't already cold. Stationed dead center and up front. I was next to Jim B, fellow master. Little bit of thrashing in the beginning but before first buoy I had settle in behind 5 guys swimming well. Could just drift around and draft off my choice. That broke up rounding buoy. I was thinking I have to round all those buoys, but the front group, like 10 of them headed so the middle buoy. No I'm right head farther right, but they are all going that way. After thinking I'm right I see a canoe head over and head them to the right buoy. It was Jim leading that pack. Sighting was good. Cold no trouble. Did feel a little sluggish. Weedy bottom must be some good fishing.
What would you do differently?:

Get in earlier to warm up some.

Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Starting to get good at these thing. No vertigo so was able to run up starts and move well through. They run a clutter free transition area I gotta believe that helped focused not having a bag looking at me saying go through me please, you dragged all this shit in.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 43m 50s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 18.71 mile/hr

I was obvious to what was ahead. Had ridden the in a car but years ago. Knew road surface sucked and it did. Short little jaunt to a turn onto lake road. Did well getting comfortable.
Hit the first long leg. The course was lots of rollers. Looking ahead I could see it was spread out some and passed a few MTB's and couple carbons. Man I love that. We turned on to Hell's path for moving it along. It is an old concrete slab road. The kind that pits you to sleep if you are in a car, the kind that knocks you fillings loose on a bike. At points there were 23+ mm groove If you had to move out you had to pick carefully. Now and then I would get passed by a stick person moving well.
I felt good but working hard. I need to change gears a little more. Hit the long road into branchport and loved the ride to the turn around and headed back up. Passed Mike about a 1/2 mile back. Knew I needed to huck it up the hill. Things were going well for a few miles the road surface was only miserable. With about 4 miles to go I got quote passed by some guy geared to the max. Only he didn't pass just sat just in front to the left. If you are going to buy the toys use them. I was soon boxed in looking not to draft but I was in the land of carbon. Fast steel on downhills but repassed uphill. It's hard to pick a path with all the passing going on. I ended up hitting a pothole hard how I didn't pinch flat is beyond me. Thank god for 120 PSI I guess.
The congestion got worse towards the finish. There is little no pedal drop to transition and I hadn't heard Mike yet. Sweet.
What would you do differently?:

Gear more.
Wait 2 more years for a better road surface.

Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Did well shoes off sneaks on.
What would you do differently?:

Mess up Mike area and take one shoe with me.

  • 27m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 45s  min/mile

Hit the mat and felt good for oh about 30 seconds. Then it was like lead weights on my legs. Wore an old pair of shoes. They felt good but the energy wasn't there. Slogged out for mile before hearing the pidder padder of Mike's feet. Had hoped to get to the turn around. He said he felt off and cruised by me. Uhg? Got passed here and there but mentally stay running and thought pick you feet up. Splashed myself with water and was very happy to see finish line.
What would you do differently?:

A few bricks and lose weight.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood and talk to peoples. Decided it was time to empty transition and eat. Ah yes eat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight. Little more swim time.

Event comments:

This was the start of the Tri season and it went well. I had a hard time psyching myself up for this race and really had no expectation for it good or bad. It was more like just do it and did I did. It was the second time sub 1:30. Sweet. Right where I left off last year. I did enjoy the race and wanted to do well after we started. I had fun on the bike despite the road surface. Run was a good mental push for me, mainly because the physical stuff was missing.

Great food for this race after. College Cafe does a great menu and Mike referred to as project Clydesdale. I may be closer then I want to be now. This was a well tum race with lots of cheering volunteers.
To all the BT'ers I met great job today. I forget names easy like in a second or two. So we can meet again next year. Some times I even wrap my own birthday presents.

Mike thanks for the lift. Y thanks for letting the girls hang with you.
Will for putting up with more then a senior should have to the day after the ball.

Last updated: 2008-12-13 12:00 AM
00:12:22 | 820 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/25
Overall: 31/319
Performance: Average
Suit: Full sleeve
Course: Triangle to left and then in on the other side of the point.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:50 | 13.67 miles | 18.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 105/319
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Good lake road then 54 over to Branchport and back.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:13 | 03.11 miles | 08m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/25
Overall: 169/319
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and turn around and come back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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