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Benton, Louisiana
United States
Sportspectrum Race Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 36m 25s
Overall Rank = 247/928
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 25/84
Pre-race routine:

Went to packet pick-up on Saturday and drove out for the race start on Sunday morning. Parking is a little slow, so make sure you have the time. Set up transition and hung out waiting for my late wave start.
Event warmup:

I got in the water and did a little swimming, but no other warm-up
  • 20m 41s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

Although very slow, my swim felt comfortanble and relaxed.
What would you do differently?:

Since I've done no real swim training this year, I'm okay with these results. Overall, I figure I loose about 4 or 5 minutes beacuse of these lousy swim times, but that's what you get when you sign up for a race with a longer than average swim and don't bother to spend any time at the pool!
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Took some time to put on shirt and socks!
  • 47m 6s
  • 18.2 miles
  • 23.18 mile/hr

I felt this was a nice, consistent ride. Maintained a good level of effort for the entire ride. I have not been riding the tri bike much, so I did come out of position a few times on the uphills and while waiting for a few bunched up packs to give me room to pass. I got passed by a yound kid early-on who was riding very fast, and by two older AGers who were riding just a little faster.
What would you do differently?:

Probably should have tried to pace off of one of the guys who passed me later in the race.....I hit T2 with pleanty left in the tank.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s
  • 24m 4s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Felt like this was a pretty average run effort. Pushed to hold a decent pace, but nothing too fast.
Post race
Event comments:

As ususal, River Cities is one of the best sprint races in the area. Well organized, an ecellent venue and great courses.

Last updated: 2014-06-27 12:00 AM
00:20:41 | 880 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 70/84
Overall: 721/928
Performance: Average
Course: Clock-wise triangle swim course, with a marker bouy every 100-yds.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:47:06 | 18.2 miles | 23.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/84
Overall: 82/928
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Single loop course around the lake. One or two tight corners, and lots of small rollers. Pavement is in excellent shape! Overall, this is an excellent bike course!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:45
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:04 | 03.2 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/84
Overall: 238/928
Performance: Average
Course: Wandering course through the park. Changed from previous years, and dirt trail section is now eliminated. Mixture of shade and sun, with small hills.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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2014-08-11 10:59 AM

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