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Alpha Win Saugerties Triathlon - Triathlon

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Saugerties, New York
United States
Alpha Win
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 12m 32s
Overall Rank = 1/31
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Late decision to do this race after not making it to Lake George this year. Drove down with Danielle the morning of.
Event warmup:

Short run to open things up. Deep water start, so got to do a few strokes out to the start line. They actually started us 2 minutes early, I was still warming up near the line when the gun went off.
  • 23m 36s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 34s / 100 meters

Solid swim, considering training has been subpar. Can't say I was too unhappy it ended up being short. Only lost to one person, a female who passed me despite starting in the second wave.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Solid transition, no issues
  • 1h 08m 57s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.81 km/hr

Rode myself into first place fairly early on. I was cold so pushing the effort helped warm me up. Surprisingly high amount of elevation gain from all the rollers. A few were pretty steep. Having the sprint and half distance athletes on the same roads made it a little confusing, but less lonely. Unfortunately, the Olympic turn around spot wasn't set up yet when I got there, and I blew right through it. Realized it eventually and went back, adding maybe a mile total. Enough to drop me into second place temporarily. When I passed the guy he asked where I went haha.
What would you do differently?:

Not miss the turn around! Though they should have been set up. The parked van should've alerted me to it more I guess.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

Solid. Bike rack slots not big enough for my tires, so it eventually got tipped over while I was running. Poor Mayberry.
  • 38m 1s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 48s  min/km

Really solid run here. Can't say I love running from the lead, hard to really push to the limit. After the turnaround, 2nd place was closer than I expected so that helped me pick it up. Some mild quad cramps in the last 2 miles, but not enough to cause major issues.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Short cool down jog. The post race brunch was so fantastic. More races need to have awesome post race food!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Typical Alpha Win race - small field, questionable organization (turnaround not set up), but a fun course and got lucky with good weather in mid September. Not calling this my Olympic Tri PR because the swim course really wasn't even close to 1500m. Post race brunch FTW.

Last updated: 2023-11-01 12:00 AM
00:23:36 | 1500 meters | 01m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 2/31
Performance: Average
Course: Two loops in the Esopus. Course was quite short.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:08:57 | 40 kms | 34.81 km/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 1/31
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on rolling back roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:38:01 | 10 kms | 03m 48s  min/km
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 2/31
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, starting uphill then very flat the rest of the way before ending on the downhill. Short section on trails. I measured 6.1 miles, which was consensus from other racers.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2023-11-01 12:50 PM

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Niskayuna, New York
Subject: Alpha Win Saugerties Triathlon

2023-11-01 7:23 PM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Alpha Win Saugerties Triathlon

Well to be fair, you did bike an extra mile to make up for the short swim. 

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