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Opelousas, Louisiana
United States
USA Events Management
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 02m 24s
Overall Rank = 35/143
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, coffee, shower, shave, dress, drive. Unloaded, got our pick of the racks as only one other bike was in transitions. Picked up packets, fixed numbers, and visited.
Event warmup:

Took about a fifteen minute cruise on the bike, basically rode the run course and a little more, just to get the blood flowing through the legs.
  • 03m 2s
  • 164 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Nothing unusual here. Got passed by Aaron, who was two spots behind me and expected. Didn't pass or get passed by anyone else.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

About a fifty yard run around the health club to the transition area. Uneventful transition.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster.
  • 39m 16s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.39 mile/hr

Was running 23, 24 mph on the way out comfortably, but ran out of gas about ten miles in.
What would you do differently?:

Train. Be well.
Transition 2
  • 00m 33s

Both transitions were faster than the last time I did this in 2006.
What would you do differently?:

  • 18m 27s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

About a half-mile in, I got passed by a guy in my AG, but he was numbered like 10 ahead of me. With the time trial start at 10-second increments, I only had to stay within 90 seconds of him to beat him. Actually stayed a little closer than that and beat him by 20 seconds to get third.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Caught breath, drank two waters, and went eat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. With vacation and the flu last week I haven't been on the bike or in the pool in more than two weeks. Still had the remnants of the flu on race day.

Enough with the excuses. Time to get back with the program. This finish was five minutes slower than my last time (2006).

Event comments:

Nice little race, well run and beginner friendly. Wasn't held last year, and we missed it.

Last updated: 2008-05-17 12:00 AM
00:03:02 | 164 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 81/143
Performance: Average
Course: Time trial start,with snake swim, 6 lengths X 25 yds.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:06
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:16 | 14 miles | 21.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 22/143
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: South on La182 to turnaround, backe to Flag Station Road, right to I-49 Service Road then left, another left on H. Guilbeau Road, then right again on La182 back to transition area. Bad segment on the I49 Service road.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:18:27 | 02 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 86/143
Performance: Average
Course: Route went into an adjacent subdivision, made a huge loop, then out again.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-23 1:17 PM

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Subject: Yam City Triathlon

2008-06-23 3:38 PM
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Herndon VA
Subject: RE: Yam City Triathlon

Congrats on the 3rd place, especially without much training.


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