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Youngsville, Louisiana
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 19m 55s
Overall Rank = 24/155
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke to bagels and coffee, dressed and drove 35 minutes to race site. Got marked then parked. Visited until start.
Event warmup:

Running to porta potty and back.
  • 13m 5s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

Usual sucky swim.
What would you do differently?:

Swim better.


Actual swim was 12:32, rest was run to transition.
Transition 1
  • 00m 32s

Only three people faster than me and they were among the top four O/A finishers.
What would you do differently?:

  • 39m 26s
  • 15.18 miles
  • 23.10 mile/hr

Wind was out of the southeast, blowing in as you went out.

Went at this pretty hard, managed to average 22.2 on the way out against the wind, and was well over 24 on the way back in, last three or four miles I was around 26-27 the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, lot of fun coming back with the wind.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Not as fast as I would have liked, though everything went OK.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.
  • 26m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

This is where I lost it, just not aure why. Effort was hard from the start, just the speed wasn't there. Had someone who looked like he was in my age group pass me about a mile in, but I just couldn't go any faster. Fought a side stitch most of the way, which was my limiter. If I could have managed another 20 seconds per mile, would have won my age group. Just didn't have it.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Times have been getting slower these last three races. Disappointing.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a while, by that time transition was open so I gathered my stuff and put it in the car. As soon as I closed the door, the rains started.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still not sure.

Event comments:

Another good first-race effort. Nice venue, well organized, plenty of volunteers, great food after. A few minor suggestions would be to straighten out that run course and to put the water station where you can hit it twice on the run, rather than at the end of one of those dead-end out and backs.

Last updated: 2009-08-28 12:00 AM
00:13:05 | 547 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 98/155
Performance: Below average
Course: Triangular course, swim counter-clockwise with buoys on the left.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:26 | 15.18 miles | 23.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 8/155
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out-and-back, Shore Drive to Chemin Netairie, slight detour (Savoy-Detente)where CM is being reconstructed, then LA Highway 89 south to its intersection with LA Highway 88. Great course which should become faster when they re-open that section of Chemin Metairie.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:09 | 03.1 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 54/155
Performance: Average
Course: Convoluted course, starts around the pond then winds through the subdivision, including three times doubling back on itself.
Keeping cool 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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-10-05 4:11 PM

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