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Cayuga Lake Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Ithica, New York
United States
Ithica Triathlon Club
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 14m 52s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Female 40-44
Age Group Rank = 31/33
Pre-race routine:

Got up, drove to race set up transition, attended race briefing - went back to car to eat breakfast (PB&J from home) while waiting for swim start (2 hours)
Event warmup:

Got in the water about 30 before swim start to get used to the water - nothing else - Oly race in progress so nowhere to ride/run - and I need my energy for later not before
  • 25m 33s
  • 750 meters
  • 03m 25s / 100 meters

Swim was REALLY choppy due to the wind - wasn't really prepared for that - water temp was a bit chilly but very glad I didn't bring my wetsuit - sleeveless MAYBE but was ok without it. took me some time (too long) to get adjusted to the chop/waves in the lake - probably a good 100 before I realized that I had to only breathe "right" side vs every 3 strokes so I didn't get facefulls of water (which I did anyway). Once I got a pattern going it went well. water was super clear for a lake
What would you do differently?:

sleeveless wetsuit? Be more prepared for choppy water in a lake
Transition 1
  • 02m 39s

Knew that almost immediate after T1 was going to have to start climbing, so clipped in quick (for me!)
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 03m 14s
  • 14 miles
  • 13.28 mile/hr

A nice big hill just out of T1 to start things off good. Actually liked knowing the "hard" part was over to start! Started to drizzle at about 1/2 mile into course - never was more than a light sprinkle (thank goodness the severe thunderstorms predicted held off)
What would you do differently?:

pushed a little harder - did better than I expected on time but I also remember thinking "this is a RACE not a RIDE" to step it up a bit. Would have been nice to be under an hour
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

I was pleased with T2 time - probably helped that hubby was there outside of T2 to cheer me on - knowing he was watching (1st time in 6 years of racing) made me step up my game
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing
  • 42m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 33s  min/mile

Had an awful stitch in my side (it started on the bike) so it was uncomfortable to run (knew I "drank" too much lake water - this happens in the pool when my breathing is off - it's almost like gas pains but no gas). Tried to not drink too much - but took water to stay hydrated - it was humid on the trail.
What would you do differently?:

Probalby could have (and should have) run more
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mentally not wanting to go too hard and not have anything left in the tank for later. Need to work on that.

Event comments:

Excellent venue and volunteers - super supportive on the course at every opportunity! Would certainly do this race again!

Last updated: 2012-04-18 12:00 AM
00:25:33 | 750 meters | 03m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Straight out and back (bouy's on the right) with a rope line connecting the bouy's so no need for ANYONE to worry about the swim - it was like knowing there was a pool line there if you needed it (I didn't but it was reassuring to know it was there)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Good
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:03:14 | 14 miles | 13.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:00 | 03.1 miles | 13m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Course: Run through the park then along the trail to the waterfall.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2012-08-06 10:38 PM

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