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Eunice, Louisiana
United States
69F / 21C
Total Time = 51m 1s
Overall Rank = 24/96
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race, left late, got there late, barely had time to set up.
Event warmup:

None, no time.
  • 02m 37s
  • 150 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

OK swim, considering I got back in the pool two weeks ago after a six months absence. Had a little trouble passing the big woman in front of me, by the time I did the guy behind me was playing with my feet.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Longish run, maybe 200 yards, slick cement floor coming out of pool, exit on the far side of the building, then you had to run all the way around to transition. Transition itself was clean, good mount, got up to speed and put on the shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
  • 27m 45s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.62 mile/hr

Rankings include transitions, though I broke out those times per my stopwatch. Second in AG by 0.01 seconds. ;)

Crap road, and my riding has gone in th toilet as well. More than a minute slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

Quickie. Everything as well as expected.
What would you do differently?:

  • 18m 8s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

Here's where I pay for not running for six months. A full three minutes slower than last year, which was the difference between first place and third.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Watched Dylan and Angel come in, ate the good food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training

Event comments:

Small, short race, but well organized and competitive. Lots of amenities, good food post-race, door prizes. AG medals were nice as well. Good first-time race with a short pool swim, or if you're like Angel and don't swim in the "dirty water.".

Last updated: 2008-04-16 12:00 AM
00:02:37 | 150 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/9
Overall: 41/96
Performance: Below average
Course: Pool, snake swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:27:45 | 10 miles | 21.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 11/96
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on the Johnson Highway leading south out of Eunice.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:18:08 | 02 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 57/96
Performance: Below average
Course: Out one driveway, one mile to turnaround and back again, in another driveway to finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-04-28 3:00 PM

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Subject: Acadian Medical Center Zydeco Triathlon

2008-04-29 1:31 PM
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New Orleans
Subject: RE: Acadian Medical Center Zydeco Triathlon

Nicely done John! Great job on the run, especially considering your time off from it.

Wish I could have made it over there. Sounds like they did a good job again.

2008-04-29 2:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Acadian Medical Center Zydeco Triathlon
Nice job. Quick, fast, short race.
2008-04-29 9:25 PM
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the colony texas
Subject: RE: Acadian Medical Center Zydeco Triathlon
good job.. just sucks when you are not able to train and know that you can do better.. but you will [train] that is
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