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Clifton Park, New York
United States
Southern Saratoga YMCA
Total Time = 1h 14m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast two hours before, and a snack 30 minutes before the swim. Spent the rest of the time setting up transition area and talking to people. Sucks to get up that early, but very relaxing to get everything done and out of the way. (no rushing)
Event warmup:

None - Pool swim, short sprint, didn't do a warmup
  • 06m 30s
  • 350 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

First snake swim I have done and it wasn't too hard. I was very pleased with the speed of my swim and actually passed two people. My breathing was even, and felt good coming out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my goggles. The start of the swim was running late so I was able to grab my goggles from my car before we began. (just not use to a pool swim start)
Transition 1
  • 00m

Transition times were not broken out, so it go mixed with the bike time
What would you do differently?:

First time transitioning with clip in shoes. Was tough to run out of the transition, so I'll have to work on that. Also I am still slow clipping in once I get on the bike. Other then that the transition went quick.
  • 37m 30s
  • 11 miles
  • 17.60 mile/hr

I was going much faster then I am accustomed to because there was no one around me to pace me. The one time I had someone in front of me they took wrong turn (story of the day) so I lost a minute there.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I know the course, and keep my pace under control.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Transition times were not broken out, so it go mixed with the bike time
What would you do differently?:

Another good transition for me. Was still tough to run in clip the bike shoes, but other then that it was nice transition.
  • 30m
  • 3.2 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

Only ran half of the wrong way because I took a wrong turn. The course was in the shape of an eight and the part where the two line meet is where I got turned around. There was a water stop there, go my water and ended up going back towards the finish. (no runners were around and the people at the water stop didn't correct me, so I thought that was the right way)
What would you do differently?:

KNOW THE COURSE! I was on pace for a 28 minute 5k so I marked that as my time. (ran after the race to make up for the missed running) :-(
Post race
Warm down:

Water a couple bananas and walking around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Missing a turn, and hamstring was still a little sore (but not bad)

Event comments:

Most of the people I talked to found the course a little difficult to follow. There were volunteers at major intersections, but was tough to follow in other areas. Since everyone is so spread out on these snake swims it is harder for people to follow each other.

Lessoned learned, know the course especially on snake swim starts!

Last updated: 2009-04-21 12:00 AM
00:06:30 | 350 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 350 yd snake swim in the pool. A person starts every 20-30 seconds.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:37:30 | 11 miles | 17.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Bike time mixed with T1 & T2
Course: Easy bike course with a couple tiny hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Too hard Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:00 | 03.2 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: Flat, from what I saw, but didn't find it marked well and others found it confusing too.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-05-04 10:20 AM

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