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Tupper Lake, New York
United States
Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 27m 30s
Overall Rank = 27/64
Age Group = 50 - 59
Age Group Rank = 4/11
Pre-race routine:

Picked Dud up Friday as we were taking the RV up like last year. Poor Dudley had to hang out around the RV Friday in Syracuse as I had some morning meetings there for work. Finally head up to Tupper Lake after lunch and get registered. Set up at the campsite and cook dinner.
Event warmup:

We ride from the campsite to the race, about 2 miles so that is the warm up.
  • 19m 15s
  • 1056 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

I have been working on improving my swim. I figured this being a short swim it would be a good opportunity to push it. So instead of waiting for the group and walking in I started towards the front and went hard to the first buoy. Settled in behind another swimmer and drafted off her till the last turn buoy where we got seperated. Struggled to see the beach with the sun right above it, but stayed between two swimmers hoping we were right. Stood up and ran to the mats excited to see 19:15. I don't think that I have ever been below 2 /100 in a race yet.
What would you do differently?:

Keep pushing harder during the swim. It has always intimidated me but until I get in the mix I will always start the bike behind.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Dropped the garmin pulling the suit off and had to run back after it as I didnt realize it at first. A nice volunteer was running toward me with it.
What would you do differently?:

Like the swim I need to push the transitions harder
  • 1h 04m
  • 18.6 miles
  • 17.44 mile/hr

The first part of this course is the same as the full Tinman so I was familiar with the hills. Good roads with plenty of room. Made some passes here and got passed.
At the turn off the road goes up a hill similar to Miller hill where I ride regularly. After this the rolling hills continue but the road condition deteriorates. Almost to a point of being gravel. Turnaround is almost sandy.
Return towards the end and on a shorter but steep climb I drop my chain and it gets stuck in the crank. Get it fixed but after this the bike is making some noises and I lose the power data. I am guessing the noise was the magnet rubbing and it finally fell off.
Not my best effort on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I think I should have changed the gears to a 12/27 as I had the 11/23 on with the compact crank. I really didn't investigate the course assuming it would be similar to the full which I did with the 11/23 last year. My mistake.
Transition 2
  • 02m 47s

I had to stop at the porto potty. Otherwise I just need to treat transition with more urgency.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster
  • 58m 17s
  • 6.6 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

This is the same course as the first half of the full Tinman, so I knew what to expect, hills... Nothing dreadful but plenty of climbing. Ran along pushing the pace as much as I can. Cooling off with a cold cup of water over the head at the aid stations. Warm, but not as bad as the full Tinman runners would face later.
Not my best effort, not my worse.
What would you do differently?:

I put on some weight post IMFL and it needs to come off. Definately feeling that extra 10 pounds on a course like this.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode back to the RV and packed up. Came back to the race site and headed out on the run course to find Dud and cheered him on.

FYI, at this point the times are off my Garmin other than the overall time. I will update once they are posted.

Event comments:

Good race with a long history.

Last updated: 2014-03-18 12:00 AM
00:19:15 | 1056 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/64
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:04:00 | 18.6 miles | 17.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/64
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: out and back
Road: Rough  Cadence: 74
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:47
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:58:17 | 06.6 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/64
Performance: Average
Course: Hilly course around Tupper Lake
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2014-06-29 7:45 AM

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Canandaigua NY
Subject: Tupper Lake Tinman Sprint Triathlon

2014-06-29 10:52 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Solid race effort!

Breaking 2 min/ 100 on a race swim must have been a great feeling!

2014-06-29 2:54 PM
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Cold Spring, NY
Subject: RE: Tupper Lake Tinman Sprint Triathlon
Nice racing Ken and a great swim. Your persistence keeps paying off. I hear you on the weight. I can't get my wetsuit on with a full support crew and a lot of sweating.
2014-07-13 7:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Tupper Lake Tinman Sprint Triathlon
Great trip Ken. Thanks for sheering and the wonderful pasta dinner.
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