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Finger Lakes Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Canandaigua, New York
United States
Mary M Gooley Hemophilia Center
70F / 21C
Total Time = 27m 55s
Overall Rank = 3/15
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I had wanted to do this race individually, but due to injuries, I was part of a relay. I did the swim leg in the relay with two other guys from work.

Up at 5:15, bowl of cereal, on the road by about 5:40. Car was packed the night before.
Event warmup:

I wanted to warmup swim before the 7AM info meeting. But it was too crazy at the start trying to get things organized. So after the meeting, I got in the water and swam for about 10 minutes. I wanted to do a bit more, but it turned out just fine.
  • 26m 45s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

The relay teams were in the last of 5 waves. So it was a small wave. THis was good for body-bouncing at the start, but forced us to pass slower swimmers from all the other waves.

I wanted to start out at a controlled pace and then pick up the pace on the return leg. I was successful. Nice and easy and relaxed to start the swim.

Maybe halfway through the first leg of the swim, I started passing people in previous waves. I had to navigate around people the remainder of the swim.

I was successful in staying relaxed going out. I did have some trouble navigating. For whatever reason, I was drifting to the left a touch. I typically drift to the right. Not a huge deal, but it did cost me a bit of time.

At the turn, I did run into a couple of people. But that's was the way things go.

After the turn, I picked up my pace. I started singing the Led Zepplin song, "BRING IT ON HOME". I had the guitar riff running through my head. "Bomp, bomp, bomp, bu-bomp-bomp".

I started going faster. I passed more people.


I did go a bit too hard and had to back off a bit with maybe 300 yards to go. But I settled down and then closed hard.

I got out of the water at 26:45 by my watch. I ran as quickly as I could to the transition area and crossed the mat at 27:55. Pull off the race chip, put in on Hugh, and call it a day. :)
What would you do differently?:

Not much. My 1500 pool time recently was 27:30. TO beat that by 45 seconds was pretty good. I was very happy with the swim and the result.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 24 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 6.21 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race

Last updated: 2006-06-19 12:00 AM
00:26:45 | 1500 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/
Overall: 15/15
Performance: Good
Averaged 127 HR for my leg. I normally swim about 105 to 115, so this average is high.
Suit: Fullbody wetsuit
Course: In lake, out along buoy line, cross over about 20 yards, then come back in. Once out of water, run to transition area.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 24 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/15
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 06.21 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/15
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-09-10 1:28 PM

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Rochester, NY
Subject: Finger Lakes Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2006-09-10 4:58 PM
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Good swim man.  Good to see ya.  I'll try to make Naz master some time. 
2006-09-10 5:59 PM
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Malvern, England
Subject: RE: Finger Lakes Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Great swim. You must be so pleased - 45 seconds knocked off is amazing!

Great to chat to you today

2006-09-11 7:02 AM
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Great job!
2006-09-11 10:02 AM
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Lethbridge, Alberta
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