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Whitney Point, New York
United States
Broome County Parks
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 09m 11s
Overall Rank = 1/112
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Karen and the kids were at a horse show so I got up around 4:30 to clean the stalls and let the horses in and get them fed. Had a bowl of oatmeal myself and got everything packed in the back pack to ride to the race. Met up with a couple of friends and rode for about 90 minutes before the race. Set up transition, chatted a bit with some BTers and other friends in transition then got in for a quick swim warm-up.
Event warmup:

90 min ride and 1 loop around the swim course.
  • 11m 54s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

Worst OWS start of my life! I porpoised for the first few yards then started swimming. The first 5 breathes I took I swallowed mouth fulls of water. I thought it was a matter of time before I aspirated one of them so I stopped, caught my breath swam some breast stroke, backstroke to regain my senses then looked back and saw the CROWD of people coming and thought that NOW is a good time to start swimming. After that I was fine, I made up most of the ground by the time I made the first turn. About 1/2 way through the 2nd leg I caught up to a local HS swimmer who I was talking some smack to before the race started. He's a :22.0 50 freestyler and I was saying that he couldn't last more than 300 yds. :-) I got on his feet and was drafting for a bit until he started swimming waaaaay off course. I was going to tell him but I thought it would be more fun to bust him after the race. (It was!) The speed suit felt great and my stroke felt good after I got going, I hope I used up my bad swim for the season and I won't have any issues at Placid, disappointing swim overall though.

What would you do differently?:

Not drown in the beginning of the swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

A little slow on the transition, suit was stuck a bit and I didn't want to rip it. I almost didn't remember to take my cap off, guess my mind wasn't really focused on speed.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions. This seems to be my normal response here. :-)
  • 33m 55s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.23 mile/hr

Hilly bike course!!! Felt pretty good on the bike. HR stayed in the high 150's for most of the ride. I spun up the hills and flew down the hills. Caught the leader around 3 1/2 miles into the ride and had a police escort the rest of the way. I kept trying to get the motorcycle cop to slow down and move over a bit but he wouldn't. :-)

What would you do differently?:

Push harder!
Transition 2
  • 00m 22s

This has to be my all time fastest T2! The first couple hundred feet I kept thinking of what I forgot to do!
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

Legs Felt fine coming off the bike but I didn't want to kill this 5K. I set the cruise control and fully expected one of the runners to catch me. As I started off the run the gators left to supply the water stations. I ran up beside one and the lifeguard asked me if I wanted a water. I said "No, I'm fine thanks but what I could really use is a ride! I don't like running at all and could jump in after the corner up here." :-) She wouldn't bite. I had a lot of fun on the run. (Imagine that) I pretended to pull a fishing pole out ad cast out to the Gator as it struggled to make it up the steep incline on the damn dam. As I reeled my line in I was catching the Gator. I was cracking up myself with that one. :-) One of the teams caught me after the turnaround and the second place individual was closing but with a mile left I still had him by almost a minute and he was NOT running 5:30 miles. I kept it at the same effort level and cruised home for the win!!

1st Mile - 7:12
2nd Mile - 6:56
3rd Mile - 6:47
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, maybe one of these years I'll put more effort into sprinting. NAH!!!
Post race
Warm down:

I congratulated the second place finisher and harassed the swimmer on the team that won. Then I went back out and ran the loop again. Encouraging some of the other athletes out there. I saw the WittyCityGirl and her husband out there and Cator looked like she was having fun out there! Nice job! After the race I took the long way home and got another 2+ hrs of saddle time in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great local race with muchos hills!!

Last updated: 2009-06-26 12:00 AM
00:11:54 | 800 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 3/112
Performance: Below average
Suit: Rocket Science Speed Suit
Course: Triangular CCW
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:55 | 12 miles | 21.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 2/112
Performance: Average
AHR 150 - MHR 171
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Hills, hills and more hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:22
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:35 | 03.1 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/112
Performance: Average
No HR data for the run
Course: Out and back with a nice climb up a damn dam.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2009-07-15 10:20 PM

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Binghamton, NY
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2009-07-16 8:13 AM
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Horseheads, NY
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Great race Bob!  I will take your crappy swim any day!
2009-07-16 8:15 AM
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nice race report! that was a long day, huh? you effectively did the course twice w/ your warm down and 2h+ ride and warm up swim, lol!
ready for IMLP? i will be there as a bike course volunteer and will surely see you and hand you some fuel :-). train smart!
2009-07-16 9:21 AM
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Canandaigua NY
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Super race Bob!!!  You are going to rock LP!!!

2009-07-16 9:31 AM
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Rochester, NY
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Nice job, Bob!  Looks like a fun race!!

2009-07-16 9:31 AM
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Rochester, NY
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Double post

Edited by Ridgelake 2009-07-16 9:32 AM

2009-07-16 9:35 AM
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great work, Bob!!!

way to kick some a$$....

you must be getting pumped for IMLP......
2009-07-16 4:20 PM
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Wow nice race Bob!! Congrats!

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