CajunMan Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lafayette, Louisiana
United States
Laffayette Fitness
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 05m 7s
Overall Rank = 278/352
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 45/55
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30, eat a powerbar and water. Rest. This time did not eat 2nd powerbar and felt better as far as stomach was concerned. At 6:00 loaded up truck and to venue by 6:15. Signed in, marked, got timing chip.
Event warmup:

At 6:45 did running warmup for approximately 1 mile to get heart rate up, stretched a bit and then into race clothes. At 7:15 swam about 200 yds as warmup and to get a feel for the water.
  • 22m 40s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards

Did a much better job this time than the last 3 races. Was able to navigate (not as well as I'd like, but 100% better than the previous races), breathe and draft without too much discomfort. In fact, this is the first race where I exited the water without being extremely tired from the effort.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work on sighting. The way I was navigating kept my head more up than I would like. Toward the end, when I tucked my head better, I could feel the increase in speed. Next time, I'd like to have more of the tucked down feeling.
Transition 1
  • 03m 22s

The swim to bike transition was extremely long. My T1 times compared to the field 26/55 in AG and 171/352 overall. So by comparison, I did ok on the transition.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on having my shoes attached to the bike and I could exhert more effort to get there quicker.
  • 1h 04m 47s
  • 20 miles
  • 18.52 mile/hr

The road was extremely rough compared to my other races. I almost lost my aerobottle twice and myself once. The aerobottle came loose about 3 miles in and I was holding it with my forearms while in aero. I knew I couldn't keep this up so I had to stop and lost 0:30 to 1:00 getting the bottle reattached. The about 3 miles to finish, I wasn't directed to turn at an intersection until I had passed through. Lost another 0:15 to 0:30 there.
What would you do differently?:

I would have benefited from knowing this course better so that I could have attached my stuff better and wouldn't have missed the turn.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

In this transition, I was 37/55 in AG and 189/352 overall so again an average performance.
What would you do differently?:

I need to learn to ride on the top of my shoes and put more effort into getting the bike racked quickly.
  • 32m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

I didn't consume enough water or electrolytes on the bike and suffered in the heat on the run. The air was stagnant in the valley area.
What would you do differently?:

I would drink more on the bike. By the time I was cramping on the run, it was too late. If I could keep a normal pace here, I would have made a nice improvement in time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked down and massaging cramped quads.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't drink enough, right stuff on the bike and suffered on the run.

Event comments:

Very well organized, enjoyable race. I need to be better prepared next time.

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Last updated: 2007-05-13 12:00 AM
00:22:40 | 880 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 46/55
Overall: 282/352
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-suit
Course: Course was a deep water start to a bouy in the middle of the lake, around and down the lake to turning bouy, back around to a little bit closer than the starting point.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:04:47 | 20 miles | 18.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 45/55
Overall: 265/352
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Course was out along a feeder road, long loop along back roads, and back.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:54 | 03.1 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 39/55
Overall: 261/352
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back along service road just outside of runways. Most of the course was in "valley". Had one painful hill-- painful for Louisiana!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4