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Crystal Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Averill Park, New York
United States
Capital District Triathlon Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 23m 39s
Overall Rank = 2/161
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/9
Pre-race routine:

Blueberry pancakes at Danielle's
Event warmup:

1 mile run, 3.1 mile bike, about 100 yards swim.
  • 13m 28s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Considering my swim training hasn't been as solid as last season, this was pretty good. Started up front and tried to keep consistent hard effort throughout. Fell off the leader's feet but quickly hopped on to 2nd place's. Stayed there until the second turn, and fell off on the homestretch. Finished within 30 seconds of 1st out of the water so I'll take it!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 54s

No wasted time here. Passed 2nd out of the water (didn't notice until the bike turnaround) here. Had a little trouble clipping in going up the hill out of transition but no real lost time there.
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 15s
  • 18 miles
  • 21.07 mile/hr

Wanted to push as close to FTP as possible here, and got pretty close (avg 215, NP 222). Felt like I rode consistent, and a PR on the return segment backs that up. Stayed aero as much as possible. Got passed by one guy near the turn around, didn't pass anyone else. First place was very far ahead (more on that later). Just tried to keep close enough to 2nd to make it interesting on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Just wish I was a better cyclist.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

No issues. Gained a whopping 25 seconds on the guy ahead of me here - huge in a sprint race.
What would you do differently?:

  • 17m 16s
  • 3 miles
  • 05m 46s  min/mile

Crushed this run. Came out of transition with 2nd place on my mind, had to control myself - you don't need to catch him in the first quarter mile. Settled into a fast but sustainable effort, and got him around the 1 mile mark. Kept the effort going to bury him, and also limit the chances of someone from another wave clipping me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to meet up with friends and cheer for others

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of race wheels? I dunno this was a pretty good performance, considering I only lost to a professional triathlete (Tim Russell)! I'm counting it as a win for me lol

Event comments:

Always love doing this race. Big PR today too!

Last updated: 2022-08-21 12:00 AM
00:13:28 | 880 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 3/161
Performance: Good
Course: Upside down triangle, buoys on the left
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:51:15 | 18 miles | 21.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 4/161
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:17:16 | 03 miles | 05m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 1/161
Performance: Good
Course: Counterclockwise loop around the lake
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2022-08-21 3:10 PM

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Niskayuna, New York
Subject: Crystal Lake Triathlon

2022-08-25 2:57 PM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Crystal Lake Triathlon

Wow...2nd OA.  Nice race!

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