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Skaneateles, New York
United States
Skaneateles Labor Day Race Weekend
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 47m 43s
Overall Rank = 449/609
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 31/39
Pre-race routine:

Busy day but tried to get home earliy enough to get everything packed up and off the check list. Family was gone so made a nice meal of Tuna & pasta. Drank plent of water throughout the evening and headed to bed around 10:30. Up at 4:15 am to get ready as it is a 50 minute ride and plan on meeting Jason at 5:45
Event warmup:

Very little. Some stretching and a few warm up strokes before the swim start
  • 15m 29s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Pretty good swim as I have been sub 15:00 in the pool all month. Bumping was not too bad. Sighting was not great and I went pretty wide on the second turn to home.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Sighting is a big problem for me as my eyesight is horrible. Prescription googles help a lot, but still very hard with the correction I need.
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Came out of the suit pretty well. Had a terrible time getting my socks on and it took me several attaempt to get my helmet buckled. I was a little tired from the swim, but man, it took forever to get my helmet buckled becsude I was getting frustrated
What would you do differently?:

Several things - First would be to get some decent Tri-bike shoes that I can wear sockless, second Take a deep breath and carefully clip helmet.
  • 52m 34s
  • 14 miles
  • 15.98 mile/hr

I initially got stuck behind two girls who just would not get up to race speed at all. They took their leisure time - but I DID NOT pass even though I wanted to badly. That was at least a 30 second hit.

Other than that I continued to demonstrate how bad a bike shape I am really in. Hills were tough and I could not maintain a decent pace.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get some more bike time in. Practice hills more regularly.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

I really have tri shoe and speed lace envy. Three straps on my bike shoes and that are also hard to pull off with the wet socks.
What would you do differently?:

Get better bike & run shoes with speed lace device
  • 35m 26s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile

Due to my bad knees I can't run train very well so the run is a huge struggle for me. I had a knee injury about a month before the race so I only ran one time prior to the race.

I really think that there could be a way to train without so much pain. At best I can run once per week - so may just have to live with it.
What would you do differently?:

Try to train more efficiently and not do too many outings of training. I believr that the knee injury was a direct result of me trying to run three times a week in the early training months
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some chocolate milk, water and a half bagel with peanut butter. Talked to Jason about our races and packed up in the rain.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training caused by physical injury and knee limmitations. Training time in general this year was very difficult due to extreme work pressures

Event comments:

I really enjoy this race. Skaneateles is a beatiful town and the surrounding area very scenic. I will continue to do this race each year if possible

Last updated: 2010-09-07 12:00 AM
00:15:29 | 800 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/39
Overall: 263/609
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Wetsuit Pro-motion
Course: Narrow Rectangular out & back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:34 | 14 miles | 15.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/39
Overall: 372/609
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Typical Skinnyman, but rerouted to avoid construction in the first part of the coure. NO PASSING for the first 1/4 mile ot so.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90s
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:35:26 | 03 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/39
Overall: 553/609
Performance: Bad
Course: More hilly than the standard course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-09-07 4:20 PM

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Central Square, NY
Subject: Skinnyman Triathlon

2010-09-07 10:04 PM
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Liverpool (Syracuse), New York
Subject: RE: Skinnyman Triathlon
I thought you did really well given your ability to train and balance a very demanding work schedule and injury this year. Congrats Bill!!! Your swim time was really impressive, that was a huge victory this year as you improved in the pool dramatically. Now we need to figure out how to get an Olympic Triathlon under our belts within 2 weeks. A huge challenge, but we will rise to the occasion!
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