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Rosendale, New York
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 09m 25s
Overall Rank = 1/133
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

Ate breakfast and drove down to William's Lake
Event warmup:

Leigh was running late, so my warm up consisted of running out to the parking area to try to find her, then frantically getting her set up in transition. Barely got in my wetsuit on time.
Swim
  • 14m 5s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters
Comments:

Solid swim, pretty darn good considering it was my first time in the water this year.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s
Comments:

No issues
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 34m 54s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 21.32 mile/hr
Comments:

Really solid bike. Improving my speed has been a focus this year, and it paid off here. Kept the pace hard throughout.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s
Comments:

No issues
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 18m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

Came out of T2 in second place, and was looking to throw down a good run here and maybe redeem myself for falling out of first place here last year. I dropped the hammer right away and just wanted to hang on for 3 miles. Once we got to the straight away section, I noticed the guy out in front stop for a second and stretch his calf. Never show weakness; he was mine. He was still running really fast though, and it was very slow going to reel him in. After the turn around I was able to check what was going on behind me, and there was no one charging. This was a 2 man race now. I finally made contact and stayed behind him for a little bit to regroup and prepare for the charge to separate. With about 1 mile to go I made my move and went around him, and really dropped the pace to try to demoralize him into letting up. After a few minutes I checked back and it looked like I popped him, he was fairly far back. Coming off the rail trail and into the home stretch, I took one last look to make sure he wasn't charging, only to see that he was! So I threw down a sprint finish to hold him off and win by just 4 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, awesome run. Really glad I checked on him with a few hundred meters left!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, and got ready to see Leigh finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing

Event comments:

So glad I was able to redeem my disappointing loss after leading two different times during the race last year. I really do like HITS races, despite what some say. Seeing the kids get to do a triathlon afterwards is so much fun too.




Last updated: 2017-10-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:14:05 | 750 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 4/133
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Triangle with buoys on the left
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:34:54 | 12.4 miles | 21.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 1/133
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course: Out and back with lots of ups and downs
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:18:53 | 03.1 miles | 06m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 1/133
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on the rail trail. Very flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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