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Eunice, Louisiana
United States
Total Time = 48m 38s
Overall Rank = 13/142
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Woke to coffee and bagels, showered, dressed and drove about an hour to the race site in Eunice, at the LSU campus there. Picked up packets, set up transition.
Event warmup:

Rode about four miles with Dylan, then did a little jogging. Nothing too serious.
  • 02m 42s
  • 150 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Swam three times this past week, first swims since last September. Times reflect that dedication to swim training.
What would you do differently?:

Train. But it's been a run-focus winter, and the swim is such a small part of this race.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Longish run, barefoot on concrete, but not too bad. Pretty uneventful, went like clockwork.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was pretty smooth and fast, considering the distances.
  • 28m 26s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.10 mile/hr

We felt the wind on our warmup, but it picked up considerably by the time we got on the bikes for real. Splits per watch show about 15:30 (19mph) going out and 13 minutes coming in (23+mph).

Probably passed 20-30 people on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Spend more time on the bike, of course.
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

What would you do differently?:

  • 15m 4s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

Feeling the wind on the bike is normal, but this is the first time I remember feeling a significant wind effect on the run. Course was out and back, first mile was directly into the headwind, second mile had the tailwind. Took me 8:05 going out and less than 7 minutes to come in.

Only one person (26-yo) passed me, yet I passed like 5 or 6. Unusual for me to pass people on the run, guess that's what you get with a swim-seeeded time trial start.
What would you do differently?:

Other than turn off the wind, nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged a little, walked around, watched Dylan and Angel finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training on swim and bike, plus the wind. Two and a half minutes faster than lst year, all of it on the run. Bike was ~1 minute slower, which I'm attibuting to the wind.

AG wasn't very competitive (won by six minutes) but did manage to beat some local "rivals" from other AGs. And 13th overall (top 10%) not too shabby.

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.".

Dylan, Angel and I all won door prizes.

Last updated: 2009-04-21 12:00 AM
00:02:42 | 150 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/6
Overall: 70/142
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: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:28:26 | 10 miles | 21.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 15/142
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Out and back on the Johnson Highway leading south out of Eunice
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:15:04 | 02 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 18/142
Performance: Good
Course: Out one driveway, one mile to turnaround and back again, in another driveway to finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-26 11:02 AM

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Subject: Eunice Rotary Zydeco Triathlon

2009-04-27 9:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Eunice Rotary Zydeco Triathlon
Nice job John! Congrats on the podium finish. Your run time is blazin'! Great job!
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