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Tupper Lake, New York
United States
Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 01m 14s
Overall Rank = 278/608
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 40/74
Swim
  • 38m 49s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards
Comments:

I know, I am a lousy to average swimmer. I have accepted that. So no real surprises here.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s
Comments:

Not a bad transition. Should have sprayed down my ankles but forgot.
Bike
  • 2h 47m 48s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.02 mile/hr
Comments:

A fast course lots of rolling hills. They are frequently spaced so you can fly down one and back up the other.
What would you do differently?:

I started out telling myself relax, take it easy, don't go nuts...I did that for about the first half then I decided it looked like mostly downhill on the way back so I threw caution to the wind and hammered. Really stupid thing to do. I was also trying to catch up to my friend Christine who wasn't too far ahead. never caught her though.

About the half way point i started noticing that my stomach was feeling kinda bloated and I was pretty full even though i hadn't consumed an unusual amount of nutrition...
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s
Comments:

Used the Injinji toe socks to try and eliminate my blister issues. They take much longer to put on. I think they worked wonderfully! The only draw back is the time it takes to put them on. I think it's worth it.
Run
  • 2h 30m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 28s  min/mile
Comments:

OK, this is where my race really collapsed. The pushing on the bike, the bloated stomach and the bad ass hills smoked my butt quickly.

Not sure what happened on the nutrition side but the only thing I did differently was I used Orange Hammer gel for the first time throughout. Really seemed like I wasn't digesting anything it was just sitting in my gut sloshing around. Since I wasn't really getting proper nutrition, cramping and the beginning stages of bonking were really a problem.
What would you do differently?:

Go easier on the bike but I don't know how much different it would have turned out.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition, preparation for the very hilly run course.

Event comments:

Good local race. If you do it plan on big hills in your run training.




Last updated: 2007-11-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:38:49 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/608
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: Out and back, lake swim. Nice conditions with clear water.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
02:47:48 | 56 miles | 20.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/608
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Straight out and back most of the road was in nice shape. Rolling hills but nothing too major.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
02:30:11 | 13.1 miles | 11m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/608
Performance: Below average
Course: Brutally hilly run course esp. in the first 5 miles.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-06-30 9:24 AM

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2008-07-01 8:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon - Half Iron Distance
Sounds like a pretty tough course.  Great job out there.
2008-07-01 8:38 AM
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Nice job Steve. Especially the bike.

You're set for LP!
2008-07-01 9:51 AM
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Running hills always sucks. Great job to tough it out when you were not feeling your best. 20 days to LP. That went fast.
2008-07-02 7:18 PM
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Man for 74 seconds.  Great work!  I love heading down though hills.  Sorry for the tummy troubles.  M-daddy ended with the same troubles.  I won't be ashame of that swim. 
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