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Cayuga Lake Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Trumansburg, New York
United States
Ithaca Triathlon Club
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 50m 31s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/15
  • 20m 55s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 33s / 100 yards

Started about 2/3 of the way back. Felt I did OK finding my way, but it was pretty windy and choppy on the way out so I wound up doing some breast stroke to catch my breath. Coming back was much better, and I passed a person or two, but others passed me. I felt OK with it, but it was actually slightly slower than last year by about a minute. fastest swimmer in my age group did it in 15:15, though I actually beat her overall. Swam without a wetsuit and without a bra, which was a good choice. did not have the usual issues w/ breathing.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice more open water swimming. Be able to deal with chop better. Consider starting up towards the front of the pack so I don't have to fight to find my way so much.
Transition 1
  • 02m 35s

7 out of 15. Fastest was Terry Healy in 55 seconds. Took time to dry off and put socks on. Had some water to drink. Did not eat.
What would you do differently?:

consider no socks and clipping shoes to the bike. Would need to practice getting going, but it would shave lots of time off. Also, don't worry about drying off.
  • 52m
  • 14 miles
  • 16.15 mile/hr

Felt great. Passed a lot of people, passed by some, mostly men and a few women younger than me. Road was a little rough in spots.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

8 out of 15.
  • 33m 41s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

Felt fine running, just did it slow. Passed by a lot of people, though I passed a few. Probably could have done it a bit faster. Fastest woman in my age group did it in 25:51 (8:20 pace).
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching

Event comments:

Great race. Well organized with the number of competitors capped so it's a great size. 10 minutes between swim waves means very little passing by later groups. Good food at the end. Free ice cream!

Last updated: 2010-07-29 12:00 AM
00:20:55 | 820 yards | 02m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: No wet suit
Course: Out and back in Lake Cayuga
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:52:00 | 14 miles | 16.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Straight up Route 89 7 miles, turn around and come back. First thing is a long hill, then more or less flat, a down hill to the turn around and back. Reached about 34 mph coming down the hill into the transition area. Headwind was bad coming back. Fastest woman in my age group did it in 46:11. Noticeably faster than last year.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:41 | 03.11 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Basically flat out and back to base of Taughonock Falls through the park. slight uphill to the falls, slight downhill back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-08-02 9:15 PM

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