Treadman Duathlon - Duathlon

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Pine Island, Minnesota
United States
Win Multisports
60sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 48m 43s
Overall Rank = 14/93
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

Got up earlier than expected cause we were puppy sitting. Up at 5am. Honey Nut Cheerios. Got a couple of bananas at Kwik trip in Pine Island. Arrived pretty early, just before 7am. Switched transition spots from down the row closest to bike in/out to an end of row spot about in the middle of transition. More of a straight shot.
Event warmup:

Bike warmup out to 3 & 5 intersection, run warmup on Douglas Trail. Talked to a few fellow TriRochester members plus some out of towners like the Hulls. Julie was 1st overall woman.
  • 21m 41s
  • 3.3 miles
  • 06m 34s  min/mile

Good 1st run. I was originally thinking 6:45ish pace but decided to go ahead and push a little harder. Eased up a little at the end. About 3-4 of us came in about the same time. Jeremy Ekman was 2 steps in front of me.

Garmin had me at 6:34 for 3.30 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 1
  • 00m 28s

Left shoes clipped in on bike. I had a little trouble getting clipped in cause I didn't adjust the strap on my shoes but not a big deal. Almost all the way thru downtown before into shoes.

Tied for fastest in AG with Jim Hannon and 3rd overall.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 03m 16s
  • 21.6 miles
  • 20.48 mile/hr

I did not switch my Garmin from wrist to bike mount so never really used it. Shifted on feel rather than cadence like at Chisago. Avg cadence of 94 is higher than some races, interesting that I kept it this high w/o Garmin input. I only passed a couple of people early, got passed on Genoa by one guy in green. A couple of others and Adam Starkey passed me with about 3 miles to go but I hung with these guys pretty good. Caught up to the green guy as well.

Garmin had me at 20.5 for 21.49. I had a little delay hitting the lap button, didn't get it until up onto Main St across the bridge s opretty accurate.
What would you do differently?:

I will be faster on the bike next year, it will be off season focus. I had the highest finish with my bike time. .5 mph faster would be about 90 sec, 1.0 mph would be 3 minutes. Doesn't sound like much but could be some podium spots. I could probably "buy" this increase with some race wheels but I'll commit to working on the engine this off season. Last year was run focus with Las Vegas and Boston Marathons.
Transition 2
  • 00m 26s

T2 I was 1st in AG and 6th overall. My combined T1 & T2 was 4th overall. I definitley did well here and I think moving to end of rack in middle of transition helped. No reason to give away time in transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 55s
  • 3.3 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

I got out of transition faster than the group of bikers who passed me towards the end of the bike that I hung with. Only 1 was barely ahead of me and I passed him in first 100 yards. After that there was no one ahead of me. I even got a little worried I had missed a turn cause I did not see anyone. Finally the water stop came up and I was on gravel road. I passed one female here, there was 1 guy ahead of me that I couldn't catch. Turns out it was Jeremy Ekman.

I might have been able to push a little harder if there was more runners in my vicinity. I wanted to get sub 7:00 pace on 2nd leg and finished strong to make that goal. Officially I had a 22 sec drop in pace on the 2 runs which is pretty good compared to field. Moved up 2 spots overall. SO my overall pacing for the run was pretty good.

First run I started fast and slowed a little, here I started a little slower and finished faster. Always good to be able to pick it up at end of race.

Garmin had me at 6:52 for 3.33 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Catch Jeremy!!
Post race
Warm down:

Got some Gatorade & water. Ice cubes inside hat. Barb swithced from bike in to finish line chip removal. I helped Bill with awards, I got to hand out the Treadman pint glasses and overall trophies to the winners. Even got to give one to myself for 3rd in M50-54 AG :-)

Event comments:

Even though I was 3rd in AG, I was very pleased with my result. Jim Hannon 1st in my AG was 4th overall. I would have been 2nd in both the 40-44 and 45-49 AGs and 3rd in the 35-39 AG, so I stacked up very well against the field. Great transitions times.

I was not too excited about this race initially but glad I did it. The Pine Island venue is better than Douglas. An additional water stop on the 2nd leg of run would have been nice but maybe not really needed. On second thought, I'm sure the slower competitors who got into the heat more would have appreciated it.

I did remember to use lap button during the race instead of start/stop like I've been struggling with. So good job there.

Last updated: 2009-09-04 12:00 AM
00:21:41 | 03.3 miles | 06m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 18/93
Performance: Good
Mile 1 6:26 152 Mile 2 6:38 168 Mile 3 6:34 172 Mile .3 6:46 174
Course: Course kind of looks like California ran counter clockwise. Up a little hill, down Main St, then a right past the soccer fields and edge of town. Gravel road for a bit to Douglas Trail then back to transition.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:28
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
01:03:16 | 21.6 miles | 20.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 20/93
Performance: Good
Avg HR 151 Max HR 172
Wind: Little
Course: Lollipop course with the stem the out and back to Cty 3 & 5 intersection. The loop was the old Treadman course with Genoa Hill coming at end of Mile 11. Slight breeze out of South so helping at end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:55 | 03.3 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 16/93
Performance: Good
Mile 1 6:55 165 Mile 2 7:02 169 Mile 3 6:48 173 Mile .3 6:30 177
Course: Same as 1st leg run clockwise
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4