Cajunman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Total Time = 1h 51m 13s
Overall Rank = 148/333
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 19/42
Pre-race routine:

Had the normal peanut butter sandwich and choclate milk breakfast. Loaded up the truck and made the trip to Lafayette with my wife. Mosquitos were really bad that morning, luckily my wife had brought some repellant. Got marked and my chip. Set up my transition area.
Event warmup:

Short swim.
  • 17m 36s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Good swim for my second open water. Never had problems after the first turn.
What would you do differently?:

I think I could've gone a little harder, but still learning how to pace myself.
Transition 1
  • 03m 17s

Long run from lake, i think I was more tired after the run that the swim.
  • 1h 02m 34s
  • 20 miles
  • 19.18 mile/hr

Great ride for me, i was conservative on the first half and in the turns due to the conditions. Picked up the pace on the way back in.
What would you do differently?:

push a little more
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Good transition for me, felt really good after the bike.
  • 26m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 36s  min/mile

Good run, I had been running with no socks, but not with wet shoes. At about 2 miles feet started to bother me. After the race both arches were bleeding and hurt like heck.
What would you do differently?:

Run with socks and make sure that I have dry clothes and shoes/socks for after the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate some oranges and drank some water/powerade. Walked around with the wife and visited with friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Learning to pace myself. This was my forth race in five weeks. I was diagnosed in April with strained ligaments in my knee and a bulging disc in my back. After basically no training April 26 to late July I am really just starting to feel good about my fitness. This was the first race I really tried to push myself.

Event comments:

I started training about 18 months ago with the plan to compete this year. I was really nervous about doing Cajunman but I am glad I did. I had a great time. Hopefully I can stay healthy and keep improving.

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Last updated: 2009-08-03 12:00 AM
00:17:36 | 875 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/42
Overall: 0/333
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Shorts
Course: Clockwise rectangular swim
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:02:34 | 20 miles | 19.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/42
Overall: 122/333
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: A few bad sections but mostly a fast course
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:44 | 03.11 miles | 08m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/42
Overall: 149/333
Performance: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5