Miles Perret Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Miles Perret Cancer Center
90F / 32C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 49/240
Age Group = M 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Pre-race routine:

Overslept a bit, coffee and bagels, dressed and out the door in 45 minutes, more coffee on the way there. Set-up transition, only end spot was on the back row, worked out well as it was the first bike coming from the swim in and run out chutes.

Mingled with participants, got some uniforms to the TriCajuns who were there and needed them. Took a group picture with TriCajuns.
Event warmup:

Ran back and forth to the restroom while waiting for my turn to swim
  • 03m 38s
  • 219 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Not bad for me. I just started back in the pool three weeks ago, and was just getting to where I could swim this distance without stopping. Took it easy throughout and, surprisingly, my time was no more than 10 seconds slower than in recent years.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Longish run from pool, mount line was crowded, has to navigate my way through to get a clear space to mount. Took a little longer than I would have liked to get intl the shoes, but you don't lose any speed doing this on the driveway leading out of Bourgeois.
  • 22m 49s
  • 8 miles
  • 21.04 mile/hr

Alomost took out the guy ahead of me in my AG coming out the driveway as I went a little wide to avoid slower cyclists in the inside lane. Passed that guy, then he passed me right back going up the first little hill. Settled in about six lengths behind him until we got through the subdivision, then pulled ahead and went a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 32s

Little struggle with the shoes but not bad at all.
  • 16m 31s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

Not a bad pace for me, probably right at 9m/m. As i approached Bourgeois, tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and went down hard, lost some skin on my knee and palm.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Taking two months off training earlier this summer. Been back at it six weeks but witht he heat and extra weight progress has been slow. Getting there though.

Event comments:

Good race for first-timers and experienced people who want to hurt for a short time. Fundraiser for a good cause but amentities are few and details are neglected.

Last updated: 2011-08-21 12:00 AM
00:03:38 | 219 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 112/240
Performance: Average
Course: Snake swim in pool, 8x25
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:22:49 | 08 miles | 21.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 22/240
Performance: Below average
Course: I describe this as a crit course: eight turns per four-mile loop, seven 90s and a 180, sixteen total turns over the route.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:16:31 | 02 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 136/240
Performance: Average
Course: World's boringest run course. sidewalk to Congress, double back through the Cajun Field parking lot, turnaround and retrace your steps to finish. It's also shorter than advertise, more like 1.8miles than 2.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3