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New Roads, Louisiana
United States
Louisiana Triathlon
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 28m 3s
Overall Rank = 32/400
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/28
Pre-race routine:

This race is local for me, so it is pretty much wake up, grab a few eggs and some oatmeal and drive 45min to race site. I threw in a little curve this time because my race Sherpa was also volunteering swim support for the race. Picking up her and her paddle board made for an extra early start, but it did secure "rockstar" parking about as close to swim start as you could possibly get.
Event warmup:

150m easy swim out towards 1st turn buoy, said hello to a pretty girl on a paddle board, then back to swim start.
  • 19m 32s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 26s / 100 meters

swim exit was tricky as it was on a floating dock, and volunteers were not exactly helping anyone up the ladders. pretty decent run from exit toT1 including stairs to get on top of the levee.
What would you do differently?:

I was pretty comfortable on the swim and probably could have pushed it a bit harder.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s
  • 44m 21s
  • 17 miles
  • 23.00 mile/hr

Hit my normalized power on the nose for 1 hr functional threshold. There were a few instances of blocking that I had to deal with, but did not have significant impact on overall pace
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have bumped avg power up by about 5-10 watts
Transition 2
  • 01m

Fan club was pointing put the fact that they were already drinking. I got distracted and forgot race number. Going back from run out to retrieve cost me at least 15-20 sec.
What would you do differently?:

ignore my friends
  • 22m 4s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 25s  min/km

Overall a pretty solid run. Felt like I had a little left in tank at finish, but not a ton.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer, Beer, Beer, Jambalaya, Beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More of a training race for me, and I really cruised at a mildly uncomfortable pace, rather than really digging in and pushing it

Event comments:

Louisiana Tri is a great locally produced sprint race in New Roads, LA. The only hitch I saw was that a number of the pint glasses they were giving out as finisher swag did not get delivered on time, and the later finishers needed to pick theirs up about a week post race. UPS sucks, not the RD's fault...despite the shortage of glasses, I think that this event probably has the best post race out there. Plenty of free beer and good food, plus this year the post race rolled right into a crawfish festival. Booyah!

Last updated: 2017-05-18 12:00 AM
00:19:32 | 800 meters | 02m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/28
Overall: 117/400
Performance: Average
Suit: trisuit
Course: 200-400-200 triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:21 | 17 miles | 23.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/28
Overall: 27/400
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back closed course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:04 | 05 kms | 04m 25s  min/km
Age Group: 3/28
Overall: 32/400
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on closed roadway
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2017-05-18 8:11 PM

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