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Montauk, New York
United States
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Total Time = 1h 13m 52s
Overall Rank = 72/332
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/37
Pre-race routine:

I stayed at a local "resort" so I was able to walk over to the transition area bright & ealry and claim a end spot. Walked back to my room and ate a bowl of wheaties and a power bar.
Event warmup:

Just did some basic stretching.
  • 14m 44s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Can a pond have waves? HOLY SMOKES. I've been training at Sunken Meadow and at times there have been some waves there, but I never had to swim directly into them. THIS WAS TOUGH. I was in wave 4 and it was one giant parking lot of swimmers and I never got into a rhythm. The 1st 25 yards I noticed 4-5 swimmers holding onto the kayaks – Not a good sign. After swallowing a gallon of the lovely pond water I decided to go way to the outside and after I rounded the 1st turn I was in good shape. The last leg of the swim was lighting fast due to the winds. Just when I thought I was done with the swim came the boulders on the pond floor. I looked like a drank a six pack trying to get out of the water. I kept falling down – Funny now, but at the time I was getting frustrated.
What would you do differently?:

Hmmmmmm.....Not sure. I guess try to practice swimming into the waves.
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

I thought T1 went well.
  • 32m 47s
  • 10.56 miles
  • 19.33 mile/hr

I tried to push myself hard on the bike. This was only my 3rd Tri and I wanted to give it all I had on the bike. I absolutely loved the course. 2 hills were challenging, but not super hard. I thought I would finish better than 61 – Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Work more on hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

I thought T2 went ok. My Shoe popped off my pedal as I was running towards my transition (I didn’t realize this happened) spot and Steve Tarpinian himself ran it over to me – Nice guy - Thanks
  • 24m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

I'm not a great runner, so a 24:08 was a great achievment.
Post race
Warm down:

I ate 3-4 bananas and on the way home stopped at a bagel shop and ate a everything bagel w/ veg spread, Turkey Sandwich. Chocolate Chip Cookie, A cup of Coffee and a bottle of Gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The Waves !

Event comments:

Great race and fun event !

Last updated: 2007-08-06 12:00 AM
00:14:44 | 820 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 113/332
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Wetsuit
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:47 | 10.56 miles | 19.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 61/332
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:08 | 03.11 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 144/332
Performance: Good
Course: Excellent - One big loop around Fort Pond.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2007-10-01 1:28 PM

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Subject: Mighty Montauk Sprint

2007-10-03 4:25 PM
in reply to: #985781


Washington, DC
Subject: RE: Mighty Montauk Sprint
Congrats to you too. The water was absolutely ridiculous. Those weren't boulders either--they were concrete blocks! That was certainly a fun event though. I definitely want to come back next year (Montauk is awesome).
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