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Crystal Lake Triathlon - Triathlon

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Averill Park, New York
United States
Capital District Triathlon Club
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 23m 4s
Overall Rank = 1/145
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/16
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at Danielle's in Troy for proximity purposes. Oatmeal breakfast.
Event warmup:

Short spin with Liam's loaner race wheels. Ran out of time for a run.
  • 14m 46s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Better than expected! Starting in the 5th and final wave made for limited draft opportunities. Wasn't too bad navigating around slower swimmers from earlier waves. I think I even spotted Kira when I passed her.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, swim training hasn't been going great this year, so pretty happy with this.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

Took my time to get socks on, no need for a blister before tomorrow's ultra.
What would you do differently?:

Given this circumstances, nothing.
  • 49m 12s
  • 18.3 miles
  • 22.32 mile/hr

Was a bit surprised to come out of the water to find it raining - was supposed to hold off until later. Rained pretty hard at times actually on this ride, which I thought was maybe not the best conditions to be riding these race wheels for the first time (only other time I rode a disc wheel was IMCHOO and it stormed and I flatted and crashed, soooo..). BUT, I found the tires to be pretty grippy, and I eventually trusted them. I was pretty cold in the rain so set out hard to warm up, and hoped I could hold the effort. Well, I did, and I set a new PR on this bike course, finally breaking 50 minutes here.

Power = 236/245, highest I've ever ridden here.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, great ride.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

Smooth, no issues.
What would you do differently?:

  • 16m 51s
  • 3 miles
  • 05m 37s  min/mile

Starting in the last wave I had no clue where I stood in the race, so I just had to go out hard and see where things turned out. When I caught Ben, he seemed to think I was the leader on the road because there was only one guy in front of him, and not too far up the road (it turned out there was a guy much further ahead that he didn't see). I left Ben and went on ahead after the other guy. On the final stretch of road back up to the entrance, the gap was pretty big for how much course was left, but I caught the guy and passed him as we entered the grass and held him off down the chute. Collapsed in the grass, and then heard the announcers say I had beaten the first guy to cross the line and was the winner of the race!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, awesome run.
Post race
Warm down:

No cool down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, so exciting to set a new PR here and take the overall win!! Very proud of this one.

Event comments:

Love this race.

Last updated: 2023-09-12 12:00 AM
00:14:46 | 880 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 8/145
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Counterclockwise upside down triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:27
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:49:12 | 18.3 miles | 22.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 2/145
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with punchy hills throughout.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:16:51 | 03 miles | 05m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 1/145
Performance: Good
Course: Loop around the lake with some rollers. (I measured 2.93mi this year).
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

2023-09-12 1:33 PM

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Niskayuna, New York
Subject: Crystal Lake Triathlon

2023-09-13 8:43 AM
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Middle River, Maryland
Silver member
Subject: RE: Crystal Lake Triathlon

Wow - gold medal!!!! Awesome race and what a smoking 5K time. 

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