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Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint


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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 44m 26s
Overall Rank = 276/455
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/42
Pre-race routine:

I woke up at 5am, had a bowl of granola, and made coffee. Unfortunately the transition area closed at 7:15, while my wave didn't go until 9:03, which made things awkward. I also didn't have anywhere to put stuff, so I took a tshirt and water bottle, and walked around with bare feet in my wetsuit for 2 hours. Which was a bummer because it was COLD, and the grass was wet and cold, and the gravel was painful; my feet were numb and white by the race start. Next time I am bringing swim booties to walk around in. I drank a bottle of water, ate a banana at 7, and a gel at 8:30.
Event warmup:

Walking around for 2 hours.
Swim
  • 20m 2s
  • 792 yards
  • 02m 32s / 100 yards
Comments:

I actually felt pretty good in the swim, for me. I felt like I could have gone faster. I tried to pick up the pace, but I've been just breathing every stroke to the right, and I was having trouble exhaling! I tried doing every third but wasn't comfortable, so I gave up. I also could have ignored other people more, and swum closer to the bouys.
What would you do differently?:

Swim closer to bouys, train more using every third stroke breathing, swim more.
Transition 1
  • 02m
Comments:

Time is estimated because they didn't catch my swim exit (so probably was a little longer T1 and shorter swim).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 53m 1s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 15.62 mile/hr
Comments:

I really suck on the bike. I did hit my goal (from my computer) of over 16 mph, but my hills were slow. I also lost my chain and lost a minute fixing that. I need to work on my speed over the winter, and gain leg power. I did do well with going high cadence, especially near the end.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, focusing on shorter distances and speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s
What would you do differently?:

Nothing- it felt pretty fast.
Run
  • 28m 9s
  • 3.27 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile
Comments:

Definately my best leg! I felt pretty good even at the start, and ran the first mile in 8:30, so I think my high cadence low power end of bike made a difference. I was working hard, so I don't think I left a whole lot out on the course.
What would you do differently?:

Not much- maybe run faster? :)
Post race
Warm down:

It started to drizzle a cold rain, so I found my clothes as quickly as possible and went to my car. Had to fix the timing issue first. I went home and took a long, hot shower, and wished I had a hot tub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, as always. Not losing my chain would have helped, too.

Event comments:

Great race, though it would be nice to be able to get into the transition area in the 2 hours before the race starts, or at least have a secure area to keep stuff you might need to use then. Warmer water would be nice, too :).




Last updated: 2008-07-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:02 | 792 yards | 02m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/42
Overall: 385/455
Performance: Average
Suit: fullsuit
Course: 3 sides of a rectangle- the water was very cold- took my breath away, but it was better as I got going.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:53:01 | 13.8 miles | 15.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/42
Overall: 325/455
Performance: Below average
My average speed on my cyclometer was 16.2 (will have to check on the distance when I get home). There's no chance this was only 13 miles.
Wind: Little
Course: Big circle
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:14
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:28:09 | 03.27 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/42
Overall: 198/455
Performance: Good
So I had my garmin on for this one, and it read 3.27 miles, so I'm going with that on the distance! Which puts me nicely under 9 mm pace.
Course: Series of out and back squiggles
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-09-22 8:59 AM

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2008-09-22 11:57 AM
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Great race!  I would have loved warmer water, too!   I also lost my chain on a hill, but at least we both could figure out how to get it back on!!
2008-09-22 12:53 PM
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Great job!  That wait to start had to be a bummer.  It was one of the reasons I was glad I did the oly!

Next year we need to organize a more formal BT meet and greet after the race (assuming the weather is better than it was yesterday!)

2008-09-22 8:56 PM
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Good job with a tough start.  I have no idea how to fix that wait but better weather.  Technically you could bring a coat or whatever and leave it there.  You aren't on the course yet.  Sorry we didn;t catch up with each other.  You up for the Jingle Bell run the weekend after thanksgiving? 
2008-09-23 8:10 AM
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dexter - 2008-09-22 9:56 PMGood job with a tough start.  I have no idea how to fix that wait but better weather.  Technically you could bring a coat or whatever and leave it there.  You aren't on the course yet.  Sorry we didn;t catch up with each other.  You up for the Jingle Bell run the weekend after thanksgiving? 

What's the distance?  I was thinking about the Turkey classic the week before (5 miles...).  Actually, I was just eyeing the Out of Bounds 10K next weekend at Bristol mountain- have you heard anything about it?  Is it sick hills? 



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2008-09-24 7:43 AM
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Nice race!  Yea that wait stunk, it wouldn't have been bad if the sun was out, or a little warmer.


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Nice race for tough conditions!
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