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Cazenovia, New York
United States
Cazenovia Triathlon
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 45m 17s
Overall Rank = 81/209
Age Group = 50-55
Age Group Rank = 9/21
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:50 about 10 mins before the alarm.
Had peanut butter and honey toast and a cup of coffee. Choked dowm most of the toast as I really don't like to eat first thing in the am...
Got loaded up and left the house at around 5:45 arriving on site about 6:20. Found a good parking spot and began to set up my transition and get my cap and chip.
Event warmup:

Nothing really
  • 21m 36s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

The swim was rough. There were pretty good waves. I thought given the circumstances that I was able to do a pretty good job though. I was able to site okay and stayed in line pretty well given the chop. I was told that I was around third out of the water from my wave.
I choose the last wave because at the time I signed up I was still a work in progress with the swim (Still am!) and I am not disappointed that I did. I worked really hard to stay within myself and swim my race and not get caught up in someone elses stroke which I feel I did pretty well. When I rounded the last turn I was able to pick it up a little (for me) and passed a couple of people from my wave and also a few from the wave ahead.. I almost swam right into a women who was stopped and treading water just seeing her at the last second to avoid a collision...
I was happy with my swim all in all.
What would you do differently?:

Not get psyched out when looking at the swim course to begin with. LOL
It looked awfully far!
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 51m 27s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 15.94 mile/hr

This is a workout! It is not very long but the hills are tough. As I said I am glad I rode the course before the race. I will ride this course much more next season as I think this will help build strength for other races too.
Hard course but I did enjoy the race.
What would you do differently?:

Ride the course more beforehand to get stronger.
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

I improved this transition from my previous race by about 53 seconds
What would you do differently?:

nothing really. maybe get shoes I don't have to tie.
I could also leave my cycling shoes on the bike like some do.
Need to practice that for next season...
  • 30m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

Coming out of transition I went the wrong way but was corrected and turned around. Right out of the gate it is uphill and my legs were tired from the hilly bike. I thought I was going to hae to walk just before getting to the road but I fought through the urge to do that and continued on. There was one good big hill just before the turn around that was also tough. I had a drink of heed from one of the aid stations and up the hill I went tried to keep pace. The nice thing is after the turn around you get a nice downhill! I was able to get my legs back on that downhill and had the strength to increase my pace a little to finish strong for me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, caught up with my family

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being new once again to triathlon my first year back.
Lack of experience.
I am sure that next year I will be even better with more experience.

Event comments:

I really enjoyed this race!
Beautiful course!

Last updated: 2010-08-18 12:00 AM
00:21:36 | 875 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 63/209
Performance: Good
T1 and the swim were together. I had my watch time of about 19:27 for the swim but that is unofficial
Suit: promotion sleeveless
Course: St
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:51:27 | 13.67 miles | 15.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/21
Overall: 77/209
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: The Course is Hilly! There were Two really Killer hills. The second as you turn back towards the race site which had a really strong headwind to add to it. I rode this course before so I knew what to expect and I am glad I did because it did help me to attack it intelligently and I think my strategy really helped.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 70s
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:12 | 03.11 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/21
Overall: 112/209
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly too! Hill right out of transition and one good big one just before the turn around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4

2010-08-18 7:15 AM

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