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East Meadow, New York
United States
triandduit
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 54m 35s
Overall Rank = 50/131
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Last of my old race reports that will clog up that forum until the weekend comes. :)

I don't remember much about this race, other than I actually shocked both my wife and myself by getting the top Clydesdale podium spot. I still have the photo of two tall and fit guys standing next to a more round one - me! My wife recently told me that it still makes her laugh because it just looks silly. :)
Swim
  • 10m 37s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I did wrong this year is get caught behind a couple of people who seeded themselves incorrectly.
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s
Comments:

All time hilarious moment happened as I came out of the swim and the announcer said my name, followed by "one of the top clydesdales on the Long Island circuit."

Huh? At least it gave me something to giggle over during the bike...and my wife something to tease me about for the rest of the week.
What would you do differently?:

A big improvement from last year but I can still be much more efficient in getting my shoes on.
Bike
  • 17m 45s
  • 6 miles
  • 20.83 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Take the turns a little harder? With three short loops, it is hard to get into a really good rhythm.
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s
What would you do differently?:

Darn you socks! I really didn't need you!!
Run
  • 23m 4s
  • 2.25 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Move to a run / walk pattern a little bit sooner. I was trying to do it all via jogging and it just didn't work.
Post race
Warm down:

Wander around until I saw my name on the sheet for my time...then sit on pins and needles until I saw where everyone else finished. :)

Event comments:

Tri and Du It always puts on a great race. This is a great race for beginners who didn't start their training with their resolution to do a triathlon in January.




Last updated: 2010-06-18 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:37 | 500 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 27/131
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Snaking pool swim with a run out of the back of the building into transition.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:17:45 | 06 miles | 20.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 33/131
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course:
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:23:04 | 02.25 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 95/131
Performance: Average
Course: Out and around the park. I still can't figure out how they measure this meandering path to ensure it is the correct distance.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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