Patriot's Triathlon (Dualthlon due to weather) - Duathlon

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Bath, Pennsylvania
United States
piranha sports
Total Time = 3h 01m 25s
Overall Rank = 31/97
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/14
Pre-race routine:

Due to Thunder they canceled the swim and made it a Du. my first Du. 2M/38M/7M.
race weight 220 lbs.
Event warmup:

ran for about 5-10 min...stretched.
  • 15m 2s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

took it fairly easy. figured everyone would go out too fast given that they were all amped up with no swim. was weird running first.
Transition 1
  • 00m 62s

very wet and muddy so just took my time. not having to get out of a wetsuit made for an easy t1
  • 1h 51m 29s
  • 38 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

good ride. wet roads the whole time so had to be a little more careful than normal, but i don't think it affected speed too much. skies opened up on the last lap. getting out of transition and the first mile were crowded due to the du, but after that it was wide open. took 3 gels and 2 bottles of light Gu. Could have used some glasses with clear lenses as it was hard to see on the descents when the rain picked up.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

everything was soaked. even though i put my running shoes back in a trash bag before the bike it didn't matter.
  • 53m 7s
  • 7 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

best run yet in a tri. went out slower than normal and that seemed to help. still did the first mile in 7:30 but it was all down hill (i think last year i went out under 7). settled in to a nice groove. took Gatorade at the first couple aid stations which i never do, but i usually run out of gas at the end and i wanted to try something different. I will do this again in the future as i think it really helped.
Got passed at mile 5 by the female winner which was cool. I gave her some encouragement and then tried to hang on for a ride. I was happy to see i had some kick and hung on for almost a mile till she chewed me up and spit me out. Last mile was all uphill and i eased up as i was feeling the hurt. Although, my new mantra going up hills seemed to work "I*EAT*HILLS, I*EAT*HILLS, I*EAT*HILLS"...
Post race
Event comments:

kind of expensive. only 4 or 5 port-a-potties. food at end was weak. they just threw a tarp over it and you had to step in a puddle to get to it. great volunteers though...have to give them lots of credit for standing out in that weather.

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Last updated: 2009-07-07 12:00 AM
00:15:02 | 02 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 54/97
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 00:62
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:51:29 | 38 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 33/97
Performance: Good
Course: rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:47
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:53:07 | 07 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 32/97
Performance: Good
Course: hilly
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3