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Finger Lakes Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint


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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 33m 34s
Overall Rank = 142/455
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/32
Pre-race routine:

My goal is to make this RR short, sweet, and equally as entertaining as my others. I am sick of my long ones. Let's see if I succeed.
Up: 4:35ish (Thanks Bryn)
Dress: ugh. Can't wear these bike shorts. Look way too fat, they ride my ass, and they don't match my tank. Throw out every article of clothing in dresser to the floor looking for the "right" pair. ah ha!
Leave 4:55ish
Dunkin Donuts: What do you mean you don't open until 6 for my usual coffee stop?? Starbucks: Not open either. Damn.
Find an open gas station on road to Canandaigua. Thank you very much!
Event warmup:

Great parking spot. Easy packet pick-up. Easy body marking. FANTASTIC marker. Marks still there after 2 scrubbings. Set up a good spot in transition. Go back to car to retrieve Tyler's bike and COFFEE.
Ate banana and cereal bar along with coffee. Did a short run with Ridgie to try to get the "system" going.... 2 potty stops. One tampon change. (is that TMI?) It's great being a woman sometimes.
Stood around for forever until my wave went at 8:50ish. Freezing cold by that time.
In between all of this, got to hang with Dudley, Ken, Mike T, Rob, Bob, Mike M, Julie. That's the best part of the entire day I think. :)
Swim
  • 15m 40s
  • 724 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters
Comments:

So very cold. Never swam in water that cold before. Got off to a better start than I normally do when I'm better trained. Came to 1st buoy and got terribly disoriented. Very strange. Stopped to try to get my bearings, and almost started swimming down the same line I just came from. oops. Everything was great from there on. Swam until hands hit sand.
What would you do differently?:

Train
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s
Comments:

No socks. Can't compare times to previous races since this year is my 1st with cycle shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I'm not interested in running w/o socks.
Bike
  • 49m 21s
  • 13 miles
  • 15.81 mile/hr
Comments:

Right off the bat I knew I was way under-trained. WAY under-trained. Even little rollers put me in serious pain. But my bike can kick booty on flats and down hills. I was psyched to see what my pace was until the last mile when my chain fell off. Grandma never threw her chain off during a race. What's up with my new one? Probably pissed that I haven't named her yet. I felt like I was doing well until then. I really fumbled getting it back on. Too much pressure and too little oxygen I think. Pushed it way too hard to try to catch up and blew my legs even worse for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Train. Put the chain back on in a more timely manner.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s
Comments:

Felt slow, but it wasn't that bad.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 25m 33s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 14s  min/mile
Comments:

Once again, I prove that my strength lies in the running. (3rd in AG) But I certainly felt like crap most of the time. Decided to run with water bottle to try to cut back on T2 time. Bad idea. Figured I'd see Rob and kids on run so I could throw them the bottle. Nope. Nowhere. Ran with a 1/4 full bottle the entire time. Annoying. As usual, passing people, or the opportunity/possibility to pass people motivates me to plow ahead. This is a great race for that. Always lots of people around. 1/2 way through, finally caught up and passed the girl I was riding with on the bike when I lost the chain. That made me feel better. On the straightaway before the finish chute I finally threw the bottle on the other side of the blue fence so I could finish with more ease (if that was at all possible). Rob had a look of concern on his face when he came up to me. He said I looked pretty "bad" compared to other races. That I usually am able to smile at least a little bit. Not after this race.
What would you do differently?:

Train. Not run with a bottle.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked. I felt instantly nauseous after crossing the finish line and smelling the food. yuck. Realized later it was probably the fish doing me in. I just walked to try to get away from the smell.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ha! I think we all know the answer to this question.


(How did I do on the length??)

Event comments:

Love this race! Will do it until there is no AG left for me anymore. ;)




Last updated: 2008-08-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:15:40 | 724 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/32
Overall: 106/455
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:49:21 | 13 miles | 15.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/32
Overall: 237/455
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: New, better course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:25:33 | 03.1 miles | 08m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/32
Overall: 96/455
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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 9:25 PM

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2008-09-22 10:53 PM
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Short and sweet!  Good race under the circumstance. 
2008-09-23 4:07 AM
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Yeah, TMI!

You did great considering the distractions and the chain mishap!

2008-09-23 4:13 AM
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Congratulations on a great race.  I would have never known you weren't all trained up and ready to rumble when I saw you.  You looked marvelous. 
2008-09-23 7:59 AM
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Hey- great race! You're the 4th person I've heard of (including me) who lost a chain on the course, so maybe it's not the revenge of the bike after all .  I hear you on the need to train more, but I'm looking ahead to the 50-55 age group (in 10 years) and thinking I'll be smokin' the field then .
2008-09-23 8:30 AM
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Nice race Kam, sorry I missed you.  I am impressed you went for a short warm up run.  I kept telling myself I should do it, but I figured with the long wait for the swim wave (9:09), it wouldn't help much.


2008-09-23 10:27 AM
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Great race!  Especially with no train for the prior to weeks.
2008-09-23 10:37 AM
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Great race! This was my first Tri in 19 years and had a wonderful time doing it!!
2008-09-23 11:09 AM
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Nah, that wasn't TMI. I think Dudley had to change his too.

 

 





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2008-09-23 1:16 PM
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back to car to retrieve Tyler's bike and COFFEE.
How much coffee does he drink and does he get couchy like you without it? 

Yes maybe just a little TMI.  As least give us some warning it's coming.  I you are going to put it in print the rest of the time keep it to yourself and Rob.          

Great job on little training.  What's up with the chain?  Are you trying to shift front and back derailures at the same time?                         

2008-09-23 3:13 PM
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Me, I prefer the detail. This report was too short to enjoy my cup of tea to.  You did a fantastic job considering your recent training.  Think new bike is getting its revenge for you not riding it enough. 


2008-09-23 3:34 PM
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You dealt with a lot of stuff out there, considering the race was a shorty. Can't help thinking that maybe things would have gone more smoothly if you had found your way to a Tim Horton's (open 24 hours) prior to the race.

Anyway, nice work overcoming the various obstacles you faced on and off the course. I've had that weird disorientation in the water which you describe. Like you, I never really could make heads or tails of it. Brain just can't catch up with the data sometimes. Way to bear down and get things headed in the right direction.

Great race and venue. Congratulations on a solid effort.
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