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Opelousas, Louisiana
United States
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 01m 2s
Overall Rank = 40/254
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

Usual: Bagels, coffee, shower, shave, dress, 20-minute drive to race site. set up on an aisle spot third row from bike exit. Just like last year, grabbed a broom to spread out the water accumulated in puddles from last night's rain.
Event warmup:

  • 03m 24s
  • 164 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Usual sucky swim. Two seconds slower than last year. Dylan started 10 seconds behind me and passed me on the second turn.

Time includes short run to transition.
What would you do differently?:

One of these days I'm going to learn to swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m 37s

Uneventful, passed Dylan in transition. Seventh fastest overall.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, pretty routine
  • 38m 27s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.85 mile/hr

Not a bad ride. Passed a lot of folks early, no one passed me, kept my lead on Dylan. This course includes a bad stretch of service road that is impossible to ride in aero and hard to maintain 20 mph. They're supposed to be resurfacing next month.After the service road, hit a nice stretch of good pavement and tailwind that had me up over 27 for the whole length.

Nearly two minutes (a full mph) slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

This whole season has been recovery from last winter's nagging little injuries, so neither my bike nor run is up to par. Hopefully I can continue to work it over the winter and have a better season next year.
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

Not sure why this was so slow, nearly 20 seconds slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

  • 17m 42s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 51s  min/mile

Not many races where my run placement (120th) is going to be slower than my swim (104th). Run is nowhere close to where it should/could be.

Dylan passed me within the first quarte-mile,as do Aaron, another 18-year-old. He said "Caught you!" I said, "Yeah, you're one-third my age." Almost caught up to Dylan when he walked the water station, but then I caught a side cramp and had to back off.

2:15 slower than last year. More than a minute a mile.

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Stood around, drank, ate, talked.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury setback and weight gain.

Event comments:

Keith always puts on a great little race, tons of volunteers, nice enough course. Good job again!

Last updated: 2010-08-29 12:00 AM
00:03:24 | 164 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 104/254
Performance: Below average
Course: Serpentine swim in 6x25 pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:27 | 14 miles | 21.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 20/254
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Left on LA 182, out about five miles then turnaround, come back to take a right on Flag Station Road, to I-49 Service Road, to H. Gulbeau Road, then back on 182 to the health club.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:52
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:17:42 | 02 miles | 08m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 120/254
Performance: Below average
Course: Route goes into an adjacent subdivision, makes a huge loop, then back out again.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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

2010-08-29 4:56 PM

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Subject: Yam City Triathlon

2010-08-30 8:28 AM
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New Orleans, LA
Subject: RE: Yam City Triathlon

Wow Dylan is getting fast. Good job both bringing home hardware!

2010-09-01 1:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Yam City Triathlon
Great job on earning hardware.   That nice little stretch of good pavement had me wondering if my computer was broke, doing 5 mph faster for about the same level of perceived effort.   Sure would be nice to have the roads that nice everywhere. 

Looking forward to SugarMan.

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