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Lake George, New York
United States
Total Time = 5h 03m 2s
Overall Rank = 16/212
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/19
Pre-race routine:

2011 this was my first 70.3 and it didn't go well. Brand new to the sport I bonked at mile 65 and was carted away in an ambulance from dehydration. This year was a score to settle and 'make it hurt'.
Event warmup:

Didn't do much, got there with plenty of time to get setup and jump in the water for a couple hundred yards to warm up.
  • 35m 52s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Wasn't very happy with the swim. On the way out I felt someone drafting me almost the entire time which is to be expected. My breathing seemed decent and didn't swallow a lot of water but it just wasn't fast for some reason.

On the route back I pulled off to the side and let the person pass me so I could draft him the entire way back.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what I would do...just seemed slow!
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

Fastest T1 was 1:04 and I was second with 1:05. I'll take that for having to put my shoes on!

I decided to not have my shoes clipped in as the run out of transition was over dirt. I didn't want dirt in my shoes that early. My wetsuit came off without a problem and was so fast I didn't have a chance to put my helmet on at the same time. One pull on each leg and it came off.
  • 2h 39m 3s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.13 mile/hr

I thought the pace might have been a little hard by how I was feeling around mile 40.

John and Derek caught me at about mile 52 or so and we rode into transition together which was great! All the training we did this past year and coming into T2 together for the last race of the year was the best part of the day.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

Coming into T2 with Derek and John was awesome. Thought I did a pretty good job putting socks on as I don't normally wear socks. I had them rolled up and that seems to work perfectly.

Grabbed bib and visor and out I went.
  • 1h 46m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

Tough course! Left T2 with Derek as John had already gotten out. Derek and I wanted to catch John and see how much the 3 of us could do together. John dropped back right away and I wanted the sub 5 hour mark so I started to go after it.

Was taking gatorade at every station and I don't think that was enough but I wasn't about to pound a gu in a race.

Mile 6.5 I learned I was 1st in the AG! I knew I was up there but didn't know I was 1st. Around mile 10 Derek started to pull away and I couldn't hold pace with him. Around 10.5 I saw a guy blow past me with a 31 on his calf and my heart sank. 2.5 miles to go and I lost 1st in the AG. But there was nothing I could do about it...he was easily going a minute/mile faster than me.

John ended up catching me in the last half mile and our pace sped up drastically to the end. Coming down the last .2 miles it was a hard pace...easy sub 6. The last couple hundred yards were sub question. We were moving as fast as we could challenging each other.
Post race
Warm down:

Lay down and figure out where I

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00:35:52 | 2112 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 34/212
Performance: Below average
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:39:03 | 56 miles | 21.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/19
Overall: 17/212
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Long uphill leaving Lake George but a beautiful ride up around Brant Lake.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:46:13 | 13.1 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/19
Overall: 24/212
Performance: Good
Course: A very hilly 13 miles. Just lots of up and down....
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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

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