Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
Total Time = 1h 19m 48s
Overall Rank = 21/503
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/56
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 2AM and ate my typical breakfast. The car was packed the night before so I just put the bike on the rack and I was on the road at 3AM (about 15 min. too early).

I was one of the first in transition and got set-up and ready to go. I had a PowerBar around 6AM to keep from getting too hungry.
Event warmup:

Because my wave went so late I decided not to get in the water and warm up.
  • 13m 57s
  • 792 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

In 2008 my swim time was 15:43. I showed some improvement but my swim still needs to get faster if I am going to consistently get on the podium.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder and get faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

In 2008 my T1 time was 1:49 but I still need to get this under 1:00.
  • 39m 50s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.58 mile/hr

In 2008 my bike time was 39:39. I am pissed that my bike split was slower. I am not sure if I am still fatigued from IMKY or from the TT on Thursday night but I know I can go faster on this course. I need to attack the hills (see elevation picture) on the first half and then cruise in to T2. I am ashamed that my 2009 time was slower than my 2008 time on the bikeā€¦this is inexcusable!

15:43Elevation pic.
Goal for Bike was 35:27 (22MPH)
2008 (21.4MPH)
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

Too long!
  • 23m 33s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

In 2008 my run time was 25:18 (8:10/m). I showed some improvement but I need to keep getting faster if I want to stay competitive.
Post race
Event comments:

This was not an "A" race for me (more like a "C"). However, I am not happy with my overall performance. I need to do some hard work this winter if I want to continue to call myself a triathlete.

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Last updated: 2009-03-12 12:00 AM
00:13:57 | 792 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/56
Overall: 55/503
Performance: Below average
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:50 | 13 miles | 19.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/56
Overall: 20/503
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:17
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:33 | 03.1 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/56
Overall: 50/503
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4