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Race Report: West Point Triathlon

Sunday, August 18, 2013

All I have to say is "Squee!" This race is so fun and well organized. If you are anywhere in the vicinity, its an awesome good time. The grounds are pretty. The water was 75, so wetsuit legal this year - surprising, considering the spate of chilly weather we have had recently. We gave a good long applause to the parathletes who were also doing the race.

I'm going to keep this post pretty short. If you want to read more about West Point Tri - I'm going to direct you to last year's blog post.

Now for the results

Swim 22
Bike 1:04
Run 32

Aaaannnnddd for comparison
Swim 21
Bike 1:04
Run 32

Seriously?? Considering the complete absence of activity this week and the slipshod training, I'm pretty pleased with my performance. At least I'm consistent. Swim difference I attribute to different technique. My dark, scary open water anxiety seems to be abating (yay!) but I've been doing more breast stroke to move in a straight line instead of a backstroke/front stroke zigzag all over the course. Its slower but more direct. I had a terrible T1 - when I put my racing belt on, I realize that my race number was on upside down and took an extra minute to rearrange that.

I recalled last year there being a beast of a hill on the bike leg. There were still hills, but my tongue was not dragging on the ground quite as hard this year. They must have flattened that hill out somehow....

After the race, I jumped back in the lake for a quick rinse off. It was lovely.

Not a single solitary picture because Sister (my normal companion) was off riding 47 miles in the Tour Du Goshen. She did 4 hours with a total elevation of 3000 ft. Avg speed of 11.6mph. Speedy is neither of our names, but we have fun.

On a sad note: I was really missing my friend Doglady. She was going to come and race with me, but she's been laid up with foot injury that is causing much pain and consternation. Go send her good wishes.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRI_BABE 8/25/2013 8:02PM

    Great job! How are you?

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MISSG180 8/25/2013 5:47PM

    Great job!!

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MISSIFISH 8/25/2013 9:33AM

    Yay for you!!!! I'm sorry about doglady, but you did beautifully!!!

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/23/2013 12:49PM

    Congratulations!! A job well done!!

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JPONCIN 8/20/2013 5:10PM

  Wow nice work! I'm so happy for you!

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ROXYZMOM 8/19/2013 7:34AM

    Congratulations! Great job!!

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    Good job!

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KRISZTA11 8/19/2013 3:32AM

    Congrats to your race!

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DOGLADY13 8/19/2013 3:27AM

    w00t! Great race. I have a tummy ache thinking about how I missed racing with you again this year. It's gonna happen some day.

I imagine you had the same cool overcast weather - perfect for race day. Your times are fantastic. You are too cool for words.

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LESLIELENORE 8/18/2013 8:49PM

    Great results! I am definitely impressed. I wish you could have gotten pictures.

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FITFOODIE806 8/18/2013 8:27PM

    Awesome!! Same times as last year, with rocky training. I'd call that a major win!! Way to get out there. That's the best part!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/18/2013 7:13PM

    Awesome result... glad you had fun, too... just got back from DogLady13's blog where she's obviously had a fun day, too, despite her not being able to be there with you! I know that was a disappointment on her side, too.

Spark on, you champion, you!

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    West Point is gorgeous. I've run the 10k there. The course used to be a lot hillier but they changed the route so it's flatter now. But yeah, WP has some really good hills! I see people wearing WP Triathlon t-shirts. Maybe one day I'll give it a shot.

But isn't the whole scenery just gorgeous and breathtaking?

Glad you had a good tri!

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/18/2013 6:11PM

    Awesome post ~ Thank you for sharing. What a time you have! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/18/2013 5:49PM

    Absolutely awesome. I think the "flatter" hills are quite the victory!!

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