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Mandeville, La
United States
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88F / 31C
Total Time = 1h 52m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/19
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, water with heed. Happy mental chit chat.
Event warmup:

Light stretching. Short easy swim.
  • 35m 29s
  • 1200 meters
  • 02m 58s / 100 meters

Well, it was a good workout, but I went out too hard on the swim anticipating 600 meters, so was worn out a bit towards the end.
What would you do differently?:

Trusted my instincts that something was wrong with the buoy and turned around sooner. Was afraid to get penalized so just kept swimming. Might have made it all the way back to New Orleans!
Transition 1
  • 03m 28s

Felt a little off kilter starting the bike. Still did not know why the swim took me 35 minutes. Did not yet realize the buoy had moved. Thought I had gotten off course and was swimming towards a second buoy further out, so I was cursing myself a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing considering the circumstances
  • 1h 07m 44s
  • 30 kms
  • 26.57 km/hr

Still have a tendency to go out too hard on the bike. Want to get as many people behind me as possible early on.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on power and speed on the bike. Still don't feel as strong as other cyclists.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

Feel okay with T2
What would you do differently?:

Starting to leave T2 without camelback waist pack which had race number on it. Need to be more careful - put it on top of running shoes so I cannot overlook it.
  • 39m 38s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 47s  min/mile

Suprised I was able to run most of the way. Had to walk a bit in the beginning to warm up and stretch calf muscles, but otherwise legs were good.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing during the race. Just need to build up endurance and keep with my run traning program.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank recovery drink, ate banana and red beans. Stretched calf muscles a bit. Cheered for Abitakids race since we could not get out of the parking lot until they were finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still not 100% on the run, but legs are cooperating. Just need to keep training at a slow pace.

Also still possibly recovering from Nokia last weekend. Quads a tiny bit tired on the bike so I felt a slight loss of power.

And then the swim. What more can I say?

Event comments:

Had to rate the race a "2" due to problems with buoy and not posting my results online until I e-mailed them.

Otherwise it was an enjoyable day racing with Rob and I was glad to get some traning time in and to have met Manatee Express (Ken) and his wife Marcy. They were very nice.

Last updated: 2005-06-06 12:00 AM
00:35:29 | 1200 meters | 02m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 19/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot tri top & tri shorts
Course: HAHAHAHAHAHA! What can be said about the case of the mysterious floating buoy. It came unanchored at some point and was floating towards the Southshore, unbeknowst to all swimmers who faithfully followed it before being instructed to turn around by a race official. We all estimated a 1200 meter swim when all was said and done.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:07:44 | 30 kms | 26.57 km/hr
Age Group: 15/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Fountainbleu state park & Tammany trace out and back.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:39:38 | 03.1 miles | 12m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/19
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Through Fountainbleu State Park shaded grounds. Egads - lots of bees and/or horseflies buzzing around.
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? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2005-06-06 8:00 PM

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Covington (New Orleans), La
Subject: Abitaman #2

2005-06-06 9:40 PM
in reply to: #169944

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Subject: RE: Abitaman #2
oh, the floating bouy would really get to me since swimming is my weakness.

Hey, it was a good workout.

Better luck next time,

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