Frost Your Fanny Duathlon - Duathlon

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Houston, Texas
United States
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 36m 24s
Overall Rank = 151/331
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 10/18
Pre-race routine:

ate bananna, little bit of water
Event warmup:

stretching only
  • 23m 5s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

pushed my pace to keep up with pack but was comfortable. just didn't expect to keep that pace for the first run. took no water.
What would you do differently?:

nothing but run faster!
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

every race i do i feel like i just don't rush the transitions. and every race i realized how hard it is to gain back that lost time on the bike. going to change that.
What would you do differently?:

need to work on my mount. with shoes on, or with shoes on bike.
  • 45m 35s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

bike is my weak link. i started off too strong i think. every time i'd look down on the first loop i was doing 22-23mph. 2nd loop was tired and started getting less comfortable. 3rd loop was more uncomfortable on the saddle but decided to keep my pace comfortable for the first half and then sprint to the finish. planning and pacing is not a streght of mine.

general uncomfortableness on saddle has been a problem for a while. i've been testing some other saddles and i made the decision to use my origional saddle for the race. i had the nose down about 4degrees b/c the nose pressure was pretty bad when i was on the trainer a few nights before. probably too much tilt b/c i was pushing myself back in the saddle pretty frequently. this ride cements my decision to go get fit on this bike.
What would you do differently?:

train more and have a plan
Transition 2
  • 59m

someones bag got pushed right where my down tire was and due to my slowness, there were already bikes on both sides of me. the bag got in the way of my tire and my bike leaned sideways and banged into the other bike. oops! hopefully it was the bag i had to duck under the rack and move the bag so my bike would hang properly w/o resting agains the other bike. bike shoes off/runners on went well.
  • 25m 28s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

legs were a little heavy after the bike. toes and balls of feet were a little sensitive right off the bike for about 100yards. kept pace pretty slow the first mile or so. picked up the pace after the turn around and pushed hard for a negative split. the crowd of runners around me at the end all sprinted so i did to. that includes the <14yr old boy that smoked by me at the finish. should be a funny picuture of me looking like death and yong kid smoking me!
What would you do differently?:

pace better and start pushing earlier in the run.
Post race
Warm down:

stretching, gatorage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weak bike legs

Event comments:

great race. will do it again for sure!

Last updated: 2010-03-01 12:00 AM
00:23:05 | 03 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/18
Overall: 0/331
Performance: Good
Course: flat, concrete, asphalt, several turns. 1.5mile out and back very happy with 7:42 pace
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Time: 01:14
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:45:35 | 15 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/18
Overall: 0/331
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 3 loop course. 5mile loops. 1-2 miles of the loop was pretty rough road, and the other was nice and smooth. plenty of room for passing on most of the course, but some areas were shared with two directions of running.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: ~85
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 59:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:28 | 03 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/18
Overall: 0/331
Course: same as first run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 5