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Benton, Louisiana
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 43m 9s
Overall Rank = 172/793
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 15/55
  • 18m 30s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

The start was crazy. Lots of punching and grabbing. Considered just bailing out after a few hundred yards but found some open water and continued on. Probably too many in the wave for the minimal start area.
What would you do differently?:

Can't think of anything.
Transition 1
  • 02m 18s

I have no idea why this was so slow. The top 10 times vary from 1:30 to my time. I thought this went well.
What would you do differently?:

Rack closer to the end?
  • 53m 34s
  • 18.2 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

The wind was stronger than last year. The weather was cooler and overcast which helped. I was sweating buckets on the bike. Maintaining a 20mph pace was much tougher from an effort perspective from last year. My swim wave was last so there was alot of slower bikes to navigate through.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

I have no idea why this was so slow. Once again, I thought everything went well. I had to run a long way with bare feet after I dismounted. If I would have racked closer to the bike finish, I could have run with my shoes on which would have saved some time. Everyone in the top 10 with a race number close to mine was slower. Probably due to the rack location.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know.
  • 26m 41s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 20s  min/km

I thought I was doing better than the time suggested. Probably waited too late to kick it into a higher gear for the finish. It was hard to figure out where I was in the park.
What would you do differently?:

Kick in the speed earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a free beer, grabbed my camping chair and sat for about 30 minutes before leaving.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing much

Event comments:

The cannon that fired off for every wave was impressive. It was a big civil war cannon that made a lot of noise. Nice!

Last updated: 2017-07-31 12:00 AM
00:18:30 | 800 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/55
Overall: 0/793
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:18
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:34 | 18.2 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/55
Overall: 0/793
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Square route around the lake. Start and finish were at 9 o'clock if you look at the route as a clock. Hilly in the first quarter. South wind was heavier in the face down the back stretch. Some traffic to deal with.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:41 | 05 kms | 05m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 17/55
Overall: 0/793
Performance: Good
Course: Circuitous route through the park. Some hills but not bad. Very humid but lots of aid stations, cold towels and misters to help.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

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