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Glen Cove, New York
United States
Greater Long Island Running Club
Total Time = 1h 26m 32s
Overall Rank = 304/1002
Age Group = Clydesdale Low
Age Group Rank = 12/29
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5 to the rain outside. Decided to not force Heather and my Dad stand for 2 hours in the rain, so I wasn't going to see the bike mechanic about getting my cleats into my brother's cycling shoes. I changed my pedals and ate some oatmeal and had a coffee. Left alittle after six to the race site.
Event warmup:

Got to the race site and got body marked. Set up my transition area, and Heather's transition area. Waited in line for the bathroom. Walked with Heather to go through the transitions exits and entrances. Got kicked out of the transition area as the race started. Meet up with my cousins who were cheering on my cousin Diane.

Oh yeah, I got zero physical or mental warm-ups in. Just felt rushed before hand.
  • 22m 30s
  • 1094 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

I went out poorly. I had trouble sighting and I wanted to quit within 250 yards. I kept drifting off to the right on the way out and I had trouble keeping a straight line. After I rounded the bouy I felt a lot more comfortable and I cruised into the swim exit. I felt really strong and comfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Start better and warm up. Be a little prepared for the swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 42s

Felt quick. Tough with traffic getting out of the park, but once I was on the roads I got up to speed.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing that I can think of.
  • 34m 52s
  • 9.3 miles
  • 16.00 mile/hr

Started out and felt good. Next thing I know I see the mile 3 sign, and I start to think I'm going out to hard. I hit the steep climb and I start trying to spin up. I feel super hot and I get up out of the saddle. After a few pushes, I jump off the bike and get to the right. I throw up, and walk the bike up the hill. At the top I start to run with the bike, jump on and head downhill. I settled back into a groove and fly down a steep downhill (faster than a P3C with a disk that blows by me on the next uphill). I feel good coming into town and finish up well.
What would you do differently?:

Not throw up. Don't know what I could do differently. My gatorade was really warm and disgusting at the start, so maybe freeze it? That might help keeping cool.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

Got cut off by a woman going to her rack, fine with me but don't let me then beat you out of the transition area, which I did. I dumped water on head to cool off and then again at the first water table.
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

Good run. Felt strong and built up my pace after climbing up the hill. Finished well and dumped water on myself at every water table. It was tough in the sun.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Ran to the best of my abilities.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited at the finish line for Heather, she looked awesome coming across. Walked around and headed home. Had a wonderful brunch that my father made where my parents, brother and sisiter-in-law, Heather's family and my Aunt and Grandma came too. It was nice and tasty. I love bacon. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. Maybe trying to work on my bike speed and my swimming ability. Happy about my run though.

Event comments:

Good, fun race on a hilly course. I was able to take 13 minutes off my time, but I think the swim was shorter than last year. I finished in the top third and I think I could have kept my efforts for longer distances.

Last updated: 2006-04-19 12:00 AM
00:22:30 | 1094 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/29
Overall: 424/1002
Performance: Average
Suit: Bodyglove sleeveless
Course: Out and back. I think the tide was coming in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:52 | 9.3 miles | 16.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/29
Overall: 413/1002
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Hilly course with one steep climb. Roads were slick in spots and had a lot of potholes.
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:36 | 03.1 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/29
Overall: 272/1002
Performance: Good
Course: Uphill 1.5 miles, then downhill for another mile. Then flat until the finish line.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-08-21 8:24 PM

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Subject: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon

2006-08-22 6:14 AM
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Subject: RE: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon

So it seamed that you actually raced a lot better after you threw up. Well what ever works for you   

But you made a very good recovery, throwing up, and then having a good race after that is impressive. It shows that you are in good sharp, and ready for next weekend.

2006-08-22 8:16 AM
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Ida, Michigan
Subject: RE: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon

Sorry to hear about the digestive troubles on the hill.  Great race though.

2006-08-22 8:25 AM
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Nothin' like a good to getcha' in the groove!

Good job stickin' to it, especially in those conditions.
2006-08-22 10:36 AM
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Cambridge, MA
Subject: RE: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon

Oy, not just a wet and potholed ride, but a hilly one as well.  Yikes.  Killer combo -- and yet, you kept a good overall average speed.

Poor pukey tummy -- maybe it was the frustration of the rushed setup, rough swim + heat, exertion.  I'm glad you didn't give up there, and in fact, you finished with a very strong run. 

Way to race!  I hope that Heather was happy with her time as well. 



2006-08-23 7:21 AM
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Long Island, NY
Subject: RE: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon
Congrats!! I had the option of not going when I woke up to the downpour at 5am. Im glad it cleared up for the start of the never really got sunny out east until like 10. Im glad everything went well, it sounds like it was a great race!

2006-08-23 8:21 PM
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Lakeville, MN
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Great race....AWESOME year over year improvement!!  13 minutes is a lot to take off your time....just wait until next year!



2006-08-24 11:09 AM
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Worcester, MA
Subject: RE: Vytra TOBAY Triathlon

it's all about the boot and rally.

 great race - way to keep going after a rough start.

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