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West Point, New York
United States
West Point Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 28m 23s
Overall Rank = 230/750
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/43
Pre-race routine:

UP early, ate a muffin/jelly and banana. Had trouble eating that early. Gear was all ready the day before.
Event warmup:

A couple hundred yards of light swim at the venue's lake.
  • 12m 23s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Rough start as the gap is narrow. Got caught inside at the first turn marker which became a battle. After second turn marker I veered off course a bit as the next marker was too far away. Finally corrected after about 30-50 yds. Beat last year by well over 5 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Get out front and sprint early to stay ahead of the melee.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

Best transition time for me to date. Beat l/y by a minute forty.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more.
  • 43m 10s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

Good bike, surprised I beat last year by only 43 secs.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on climbing with the TT bike. That was my only handicap on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Guy opposite me balanced his helmet on his seat so when I racked my bike his lid fell off and into the lane. I wsted time retrieving it! Another great trans for me. Beat l/y by half the time.
What would you do differently?:

practice more.
  • 29m 3s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Still getting past by people I dust on the bike. FRUSTRATING AS HELL! But I did beat l/y by 2m9s.
What would you do differently?:

I need to just log the base miles through the off-season.
Post race
Warm down:

Food/hydrate and celebrate at the finish with my buddies.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Well, I beat all my l/y times so I can't say I was limited. Training is paying off big time.

Event comments:

Westpoint is an excellent venue with plenty of places for family and friends to watch and cheer. Extremely well organized. Simply a pleasure.

Last updated: 2008-06-16 12:00 AM
00:12:23 | 875 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 197/750
Performance: Good
Suit: 2xU-C2 full.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:10 | 15.53 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 128/750
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling, never flat with some long grades.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:03 | 03.11 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 382/750
Performance: Good
Course: lots of short but steep little climbs. Very tough little course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2008-08-26 7:33 AM

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Subject: West Point Triathlon

2008-08-26 7:38 AM
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Westchester, NY
Subject: RE: West Point Triathlon
Nice job .. well done and way to beat your time from last year ..
2008-08-26 7:50 AM
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Subject: RE: West Point Triathlon
Nice job - great bike time!! I feel your pain on the run as I get blown away by people I blew away on the bike....
2008-08-27 12:05 PM
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Subject: RE: West Point Triathlon
Eric, way to Rock this course!  God Bless your mom, Great Stuff 
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