CajunMan Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Laffayette Fitness
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 32m 41s
Overall Rank = 26/332
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/50
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, eat 1 egg and a bowl of cereal. Drank 2 cups of coffee, loaded my bike in the truck and drove one hour to the race site.
Event warmup:

Swam about 250 yards.
  • 13m 26s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Right before the gun went off 2-3 guys sneaked in front of me so when we started I had to get around them. I found the swim was congested, I did not like the order the waves went off on. All in all I had a very good swim, before I new it I was at the dock getting yanked out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Stay positioned in the front before the gun goes off.
Transition 1
  • 04m 53s

I do not believe the time is right. I think my transition was around 3 minutes.

Brought an old pair of running shoes and left them right there by the swim exit. Good move, kept my feet clean and was able to run to my bike which was about a .25 mile away.
What would you do differently?:

  • 49m 57s
  • 20 miles
  • 24.02 mile/hr

I think my transition time is wrong so my cycling time is off by about 2 minutes.

Anyway I had a great ride even though the roads were wet. I took the corners slow but I was thankful I made it through the race without a flat or a crash.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Couldn't find my bike rack, lost at least 10 seconds. Other than that, it would have been a fast transition.
What would you do differently?:

remember where my bike was racked at.
  • 23m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

Average run for not running hardly any in the last month. My plan was to run as hard and just gut it out. The rain was nice, kept cool. I was entertained by the lightening, as soon as I ran out of transition there was a huge lightening display with a loud clap of thunder shortly afterward.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, run more.
Post race
Warm down:

Met the wife and a few others from Morgan City and Berwick. Said hi to Mama Bear and the Bear. Has some muffins, got the free T-shirt collected my bike and cheered on some of the ladies in transistion that were still racing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The weather on the bike and not doing any run training.

Event comments:

A little unorganized for me. I waited until race morning to pick up my packet. You had to walk past transition area about 200 yards to pick up your packet and chip. Lines were short so it did not take long. Transition is in the middle of a field, which was not good this year with all the rain. It was muddy and ants were every where.

I really like this race, not sure why but I do. I will be back again next year.

Last updated: 2009-09-15 12:00 AM
00:13:26 | 880 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/50
Overall: 24/332
Performance: Good
Course: Rectangular, different from 2 years ago. Actually I liked it better.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:49:57 | 20 miles | 24.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/50
Overall: 4/332
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out and back on some crappy roads and some good roads, typical Louisiana roads. The cracks and pot holes were clearly marked though.
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:21 | 03.1 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/50
Overall: 64/332
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on the airport grounds.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4