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Averill Park, New York
United States
Capital District Triathlon Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 17m 39s
Overall Rank = 1/202
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/14
Pre-race routine:

Had breakfast, got picked up by Steve, and checked in early to the race. Found out the Elevate team got their own personal racks right by the exit. Like I needed more motivation to wax the competition coming into this race...
Event warmup:

Went for a short 1 mile run, then took the bike to spin around the run course.
  • 12m 1s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 22s / 100 yards

Really awesome swim! I don't have a gym membership this year, and don't see why I need one! Coming to the Tuesday swims has been a big help though. I had some good feet to draft, and ended up coming out shoulder to shoulder with the guy - turned out to be Stefano! Steve told me I had to beat this guy today, so it was on.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

Really solid T1. Wetsuit came off nicely and I was on the bike in no time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 45m 20s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 21.44 mile/hr

Pushed a really good pace here. No power meter (dead battery), so had to go with RPE. Those state office intervals really paid off! Coming off the bike I was pretty sure I was in 3rd, with one guy close by and one a bit further ahead. My goal was to keep the 2nd place guy within view and get him on the run, then just keep the pressure on and hope to hang on to the podium as other waves finished behind me.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

Still a solid T2, but I went down the wrong aisle and had to duck underneath with my bike to get to my spot. Oops! Didn't really cost much time though so whatever.
What would you do differently?:

Go down the right aisle
  • 18m 33s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 11s  min/mile

CRUSHED this run. Splits were rock solid, and the pace was perfectly red lined. Reeled in the guy in 2nd a little less than a mile into the run, with no sight of the guy in 1st, and didn't look like anyone was coming for me. But I've been here before, I know people from later waves can jump ahead of me, so I made sure to keep the pressure on. It's not easy when you are racing invisible things, but I did a good job of it. And I needed to, as the next closest guy was only 6 seconds behind me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

So after I crossed the line in what I figured was second place, the guy who was out in front came up and told me he thought I won. What?? Apparently he went off course on the bike (not sure how you manage that on an out and back...). So while I probably wasn't the fastest guy out there today, I was the first one to finish who did the whole course.

Good some fluids and met up with the kiddos. Cheered Steve on when he came in, then got out on the course for Leigh's finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I really love this race, having been coming here for 10 years now. To finish first overall was just amazing. Something I never would've though possible when I first came here years ago. It's always such a fast field, and to take home the win was so cool. And getting to share it all with Leigh and the kids was really special.

Last updated: 2017-09-04 12:00 AM
00:12:01 | 880 yards | 01m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 7/202
Performance: Good
Course: Upside down triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:02
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:45:20 | 16.2 miles | 21.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 5/202
Performance: Good
Course: The bike course turn around was short this year due to construction. A little bummer because I was hoping to PR today, but honestly it's my weakest leg so probably best for my podium aspirations
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:18:33 | 03 miles | 06m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 2/202
Performance: Good
Course: Loop around the lake. They FINALLY fixed it so it is actually 3 miles this year (usually it's about 2.85).
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2017-09-04 6:25 PM

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Niskayuna, New York
Subject: Crystal Lake Triathlon

2017-09-05 2:33 AM
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, Kronobergs lan
Subject: RE: Crystal Lake Triathlon
Sounds like my latest race- except the run and coming first parts, but the swim bike and transitions are very similar (even going down the wrong aisle at T2!)

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