General Discussion Race Reports! » Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Trumansburg, New York
United States
Ithaca Triathlon Club
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 47m 50s
Overall Rank = 88/231
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/22
Pre-race routine:

When the alarm went off, I was in a deep sleep. It took me off guard. I couldn't figure out why it was set so early. Then it clicked...RACE DAY.

Shower, cup of coffee, bowl of oatmeal, car loaded and go. Piece of toast with peanut butter and another cup of coffee in the car on the way.
Event warmup:

Set up transition, body mark, get chip, walk around and talk to folks. Nice seeing more and more people I know at these races. No real warm up. Got in the water and dipped my self to fill up the wet suit. Then waited for the horn.
Swim
  • 32m 10s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards
Comments:

Slowest swim ever and not sure why. Didn't feel that slow when I was doing it. Did catch myself sometimes just cruising and not really pushing hard - need to focus more on maintaining a good hard effort.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster...
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s
Comments:

Felt pretty good. No socks and that helped. Wet suit came off easy after the run from the water. Glasses on, helmet on, gel flask in jersey pocket and I was off.

5th in AG
30th OA
What would you do differently?:

Work on multi tasking. Get the helmet on at the same time as getting my legs out of the suit.
Bike
  • 1h 21m 1s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.40 mile/hr
Comments:

Hills and me just don't agree. This is fun ride with some speedy downhills but I am no good at riding hills. Definitely a focus area for me. I passed all of two people on this ride (one was just before the dismount area). Got passed by MANY people!

Didn't feel like a bad ride overall, just feel like I could have done more.
What would you do differently?:

The bike needs to be a focus area. Just like the swim, need to learn to push myself here.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s
Comments:

Put socks on for the run so that chewed up a few seconds but I thought it would be worse. Didn't forget to take my helmet off this time so that was good!

11th in AG
94th OA
What would you do differently?:

Need to work up to the 10k distance with out socks to get this time down.
Run
  • 52m 2s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile
Comments:

Don't have any good answers here. Came off the bike feeling really good - better than I usually do. Legs felt good, heart rate felt good. Then I slowed down and couldn't make my legs go faster. The out part of the loop is a slight incline - don't know if that took more of a toll on me than it should have but there wasn't any more there.
What would you do differently?:

Some of this is mental - need to HTFU and push it. Might need some more intensity in my run schedule.
Post race
Warm down:

Said Hi to the kids and some friends. Drank some water and waited for Kristine to finish her run (her relay team took first place!!). Then we hung out and talked with friends, ate, drank water and gatorade and waited for the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It just wasn't there on this day. Bike is a weak point and needs some focus. Some of the run is just getting past the mental part.

Event comments:

This is a great venue. Run is almost entirely in the shade and you run to the base of a tall waterfall...very scenic. Not crazy about having to do two loops but it is what it is. Bike is challenging but fun with some of the down hills. Coordination by Jane Miller is outstanding. This was my second time doing this race and I will do it again.

For all the compalining about my performance, I had a great time at this race.




Last updated: 2010-04-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:32:10 | 1640 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/22
Overall: 78/231
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Vortex 2 - Sleeveless
Course: Out and back in CW direction. Line with big and small bouys all the way. Great for anyone who is a right side breather - eliminates most of the need to sight. I on the other hand am a left side breather.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:18
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:21:01 | 24.85 miles | 18.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/22
Overall: 118/231
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty much an out and back loop. Two 7% grade climbs...first one is pretty long and right out of transition. Second one is around the halfway mark.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:52:02 | 06.21 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/22
Overall: 91/231
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loop on grass and trail. You have to go over two foot bridges that are no passing zones.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

{postbutton}
2010-08-02 3:58 PM

User image

Master
1478
1000100100100100252525
Horseheads, NY
Subject: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance


2010-08-02 4:22 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Champion
6973
500010005001001001001002525
marietta
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
nice job!  way to stay positive man!!  and great transition time improvement.  ;-)
2010-08-02 4:46 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Elite
3072
200010002525
san francisco
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice job, George! Way to run after a hilly bike! Although you may not have reached your goals, it's still a super solid effort.
2010-08-02 5:03 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Master
1497
1000100100100100252525
Maryland
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Super job at your race!  Way to go!
2010-08-02 5:07 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Master
2501
2000500
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Awesome job! Your transitions were speedy -- socks or no socks! Really solid race, glad you had fun, but don't beat yourself up, OK? That's a hard distance -- pushing at a high level for a long time. Congratulations!! I think you did fabulous!!!
2010-08-02 5:10 PM
in reply to: #3019415

User image

Champion
11641
50005000100050010025
Fairport, NY
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Great race, George and nice meeting you.

That run is deceptive. It's a long way to run uphill, particularly on the second loop.


2010-08-02 5:55 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Royal(PITA)
14262
50005000200020001001002525
West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Nice race, George! 

 

Wish I could have done it this year!

2010-08-02 6:31 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Master
1848
100050010010010025
Canandaigua
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Despite the pace sounds like you enjoyed the race.  Much better then the dredging we got last year.  I have used that "swim faster" line before.    Keep up the good training, great to see ya. 
2010-08-02 6:48 PM
in reply to: #3019564

User image

Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice race, George, and great positive attitude!
2010-08-02 9:00 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Master
1372
10001001001002525
Tosa, WI
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice race George.....way to push through.
2010-08-02 9:02 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Champion
7163
500020001002525
Verona WI--Ironman Bike Country!
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Nice job George!  Sounds to me like you have identified some things to work on in the next few months....here's to putting the plan together to nail the next one!


2010-08-04 3:35 PM
in reply to: #3019252

User image

Regular
75
252525
Horseheads, NY
Subject: RE: Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance

Way to push through it.  At least you had a great time, which is probably the most important thing.

General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Olympic Distance Rss Feed