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HITS Triathlon Series: Hudson Valley Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Rosendale, New York
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 11m 55s
Overall Rank = 3/123
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

The night before I had just flown back in from a hiking trip in Colorado. I was pretty exhausted and wasn't sure how my performance would be impacted.
Event warmup:

Took my bike for a short spin and a short jog before getting my wetsuit on
  • 12m 42s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 41s / 100 meters

Hadn't been swimming much, so was pretty happy to have a good time here
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

Pretty good, don't recall and issues
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 37s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.32 mile/hr

Felt pretty good on this one, was pushing the pace for the most part. At the turn around I realized I was somehow in 1st place!! What?! On the way back a guy passed me, but I just told myself to not go crazy, keep him close, and see if you can run him down.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 44s

Gained a few seconds on the leader here, always helpful
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 47s
  • 3.1 kms
  • 06m 42s  min/km

I could see the leader in transition, so I knew I wasn't too far behind. I tried to keep the pace consistent so I didn't spend all my energy early on. Going through the cave was fun, because at that point I was getting pretty close to him, and I didn't want to slow down. I ended up tripping on a rock in the darkness, and bit the dust. Luckily I was able to sort of roll out of it without costing myself too much time. The bloodied knees made for some fun post race questions and pictures. I ended up catching the leader after the turn around, but also realized there were 2 other guys coming for me, fast. This is where my exhaustion came into play. I wanted to win so bad, but I just couldn't summon another level to hold them off. I really tried, but the legs just weren't responding. They both passed me, and I couldn't do anything about it. The top three ended up being separated by just 13 seconds. I was disappointed, but 3rd overall ain't too shabby!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, gave it my all.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung around and chatted with Leigh and the kids. I helped Evie get set up for his first triathlon ever with the Open. She wanted me to run with her on the bike, which proved to be quite a challenge because she was FLYING. I think I ran faster doing that than I did during my race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Exhaustion from the hiking trip and traveling the previous day.

Event comments:

Really liked this location for the HITS race, 100X better than Kingston last year. Hopefully they keep it here in the future.

Last updated: 2017-05-02 12:00 AM
00:12:42 | 750 meters | 01m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 5/123
Performance: Good
Course: Upside down triangle, buoys on the left
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:37 | 12.4 miles | 20.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 3/123
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back with many rollers
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:47 | 03.1 kms | 06m 42s  min/km
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 4/123
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly trails, with one unique section going through a cave (a very dark and slippery cave, that is)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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

2017-05-02 3:39 PM

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