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Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlon - Intermediate Course - Triathlon

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Penn Yan, New York
United States
Peasantman Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 57m 49s
Overall Rank = 53/56
Age Group = M 45-50
Age Group Rank = 5/6
Pre-race routine:

Wake up in lovely Hampton Inn on lake, right next to the park where the race is held. Unfortunately, I didn't account for the channel when booking, and with no dry bag, I decided not to swim to the start.
Event warmup:

Watch the full and half distances start their swim.
  • 1h 04m 3s
  • 1760 yards
  • 03m 38s / 100 yards

I never knew that the finger lakes had currents! Swimming out was like swimming upstream in a river, and the uncharacteristically higher wind of the day didn't help. Once I was on the return, I moved faster, but the waves were significant enough that it was on the return I caught a mouthful of lake water as I turned into the current to breathe.

What would you do differently?:

Learn bilateral breathing.

Wear a wetsuit if I can ever get comfortable in one.
Transition 1
  • 02m 49s

Transitions aren't my thing. I know time is time, but when you're barely worrying about the BOP, stuff like flying mounts is irrelevant.
What would you do differently?:

not spend the walk from shore to transition chatting with my wife.

OK that's not true. I'm glad she's there to see if I didn't drown.
  • 2h 50m 5s
  • 29 miles
  • 10.23 mile/hr

My derailleur was absolutely possessed. My front shifting was also screwy, as I threw the chain off the ring TWICE.

But even with that, I was limited by my size on hills, which I did walk a couple times.
What would you do differently?:

train more
lose weight
have a better setup
Transition 2
  • 02m 40s

See previous comment about transitions
What would you do differently?:

Not forget my race belt with my bib for the run!
  • 1h 58m 12s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 18m 03s  min/mile

nice course, well supported

What would you do differently?:

Be ready for it?

This race was entered with sporadic training, dropping down from the Half which I signed up for.
Post race
Warm down:

No time man! I had to take a volunteer shift that I was already late for!

I was the bike line dismount guide as well as the transition exit bike theft checker. I had about 4 hours to sit in a chair after the event. It was nice. Chatted with staff, racers, and people checking it out for the next year.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I am a huge fan of this event. I should be a brand ambassador. The RD knows what he is doing, the traffic safety was top notch where it counted. The volunteers were great, the volunteer co-ordinator has to be the best in the business. Swag is cool.

Forget the premium price on the IM name. Do Steel distances! These people are amazing!

Last updated: 2019-08-20 12:00 AM
01:04:03 | 1760 yards | 03m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/6
Overall: 51/56
Performance: Below average
avg HR 124
Suit: none
Course: rectangular course around buoys. aren't they all?
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
02:50:05 | 29 miles | 10.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/6
Overall: 53/56
Performance: Below average
AVG HR 135 MAX HR 165
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills with smooth nice roads
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:58:12 | 06.55 miles | 18m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/6
Overall: 54/56
Performance: Below average
AVG HR 148 MAX HR 171
Course: lovely out and back along the lake, partially shaded
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2019-08-20 6:35 PM

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