Summer Open Sprint Triathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Longmont, Colorado
United States
Without Limits Productions
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 30m 49s
Overall Rank = 287/365
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5, picked up Gaye @ the Evans Park and Ride, and we got to the race site just before 7. Had a quad espresso and a small coffee. Ate a power bagel, yogurt, and a V8.
Event warmup:

Set up transition pretty quickly- no swim makes it a lot easier. Found Robyn and we ran a quick 1/2 mile to warm up. My heel was acting up already, so I was trying to get it loosened up. Calves were also really tight from the day before, so I knew this was going to be a rough one.
  • 19m 39s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

Didn't really do anything great or bad, just totally average. I would much prefer a swim but e.coli isn't worth it. I should have drank more water before the start- I was awfully thirsty and they didn't have water at the turn.
What would you do differently?:

Not do a duathlon :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

I was totally disoriented going from run to bike. I dropped my helmet and struggled to get it on. Doh!
What would you do differently?:

I don't know, this will hopefully be my last ever duathlon.
  • 35m 51s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.75 mile/hr

A good solid ride for me. I hammered the pace pretty hard and didn't get passed much. By the 3rd loop I was passing quite a few people. I did get chicked by the female winner in the last 1/4 mile... she was smoking fast.
What would you do differently?:

I forgot a water bottle, and I was drinking out of a stupid Arrowhead plastic bottle. Pretty amateur mistake.
Transition 2
  • 02m 7s

I'm used to T2 thank God. I hopped off the bike and the right heel was in terrible pain. I could barely run and I was concerned that I wasn't going to make it. Decided to HTFU and deal with it. Got the bike racked but I didn't have speed laces in, so I needed to untie my shoes from the last run which wasted a lot of time.
What would you do differently?:

Speed laces would help, for sure.
  • 31m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile

Heel was in serious pain. I started out and the pain just got worse as I went along. I actually had to walk the aid station both ways (on a 5K!) and was totally pissed at myself. I need to keep in mind that this was my 3rd run in two days, and I'm dealing with an achilles heel problem. Still, could not get up to a race speed and feel comfortable. I laughed when I got to the finish line and the announcer said "Here's Matt Gilmartin from Castle Rock- he runs like a swimmer!" Hahaha!
What would you do differently?:

Not do a duathlon again :)
Post race
Warm down:

PBR! and Mad Greens. Yum. Also hung with all the BT peeps- we had quite a few today.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Back-to-back days of running on a bad heel, and no swim which I always rock on. I'm still making an effort to run better, as well.

Event comments:

Not as fun as the tri, but the WO peeps did a nice job improvising. I love this race every year, and this years expo was terrific.

Last updated: 2011-03-23 12:00 AM
00:19:39 | 02 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/365
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on the dirt road next to res.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Time: 01:40
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:35:51 | 12.4 miles | 20.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/365
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 3x lap around residential neighborhood. Flat and very fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:35 | 03.1 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/365
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on the same dirt road... lot of holes to dodge and somewhat muddy.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4