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Mandeville, Louisiana
United States
Sommer Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 4h 13m 47s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F40-45
Age Group Rank = 1/2
  • 43m 30s
  • 2000 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

it was more like a wade/fight weeds/swim/fight weeds/wade repeat than a swim. quite comical actually. i didn't stress too much about it. swim was about 10mins slower than usual and i was happy to come out sub 45.
What would you do differently?:

swim harder when i could actually swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s
What would you do differently?:

nothing. i was the fastest of the girls at this part.
  • 1h 52m 42s
  • 60 kms
  • 31.94 km/hr

i'm not used to having to stay in one gear and in one position for so long. the one overpass was welcome relief. i rode strong the entire way and am completely happy with my ride
Transition 2
  • 02m 38s

i was slow. my pony holder broke so i had to get my spare and i tried (unsuccessfully) to get some of the sand off my feet.
What would you do differently?:

get the sand off my feet.
  • 1h 33m
  • 15 kms
  • 06m 12s  min/km

ran the first loop. slowly. by the second my feet were blistering, my socks soaked (smartwool - not so smart) and there was one stretch that was mentally tough. it was slightly windy, sunny with no breeze and not seeing where it ended defeated me.
What would you do differently?:

stay mentally stronger.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing much i could have done to go faster. the swim was due to conditions and the run was due to my bad judgement with sock choice and not cleaning my feet off better. and to be honest, the weather up until recently hasn't been this hot so i'll chalk it up to a good day of heat acclimation.

Event comments:

this was a great event. i'm really hoping that Fred sticks out the growing pains and keeps this series going.

Last updated: 2008-05-26 12:00 AM
00:43:30 | 2000 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: nope
Course: 2 loops of a diamond shape of sorts.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:52:42 | 60 kms | 31.94 km/hr
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: flat. on the Tammany trace and on quiet and nicely paved roads (in Louisiana even!)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:38
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:33:00 | 15 kms | 06m 12s  min/km
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 loops of flat inside Fontainbleau park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-05-26 6:56 PM

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South Park, PA
Subject: TriAmerica

2008-05-27 3:52 PM
in reply to: #1424921

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The Road Back
Gold member
Subject: RE: TriAmerica
Nice race! Yeah, that was the strangest swim/treadwater/wade/walkonwater I've ever seen in a triathlon .
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