Du the Bear Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Houston, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
60F / 16C
Total Time = 58m 20s
Overall Rank = 49/233
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/22
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:00am, since this race was over an hour away. Made a PB&J, loaded up my transition bag (not much, its a duathlon), and my bike. On the road by 5:15am.
Event warmup:

Did some active stretching to warm up. It was nice and cool out for the first time in months. It was great!
  • 13m 32s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

It was a mass start, and I didn't want to get in the way of folks wanting to go out hard. I started out at a decent pace, but my Garmin showed below a 6:30/mile pace. Since I haven't run below 7:00, I slowed down some, but my goal was a sub 7 pace for the first 2 miles.
What would you do differently?:

I was very happy with the time.
Transition 1
  • 00m 46s

Slowed down in transition so I wouldn't screw up. Everything went well. I'm happy with the time.
What would you do differently?:

Pretty happy with the time. I could start thinking about putting the shoes on the bike.
  • 29m 26s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

Started off well, but again screwed up the Garmin during transition. I passed a lot of folks especially on the second lap. I was passed by a few speed demons as well.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive on the bike. This was my worst part judging by my rankings, as I lost a few places on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

My rack was first row coming in off the bike. No trouble finding it.
What would you do differently?:

I ranked 6/22 here, so I felt good.
  • 13m 45s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

Left transition with one goal: break 7 minute pace. My back and legs were a little stiff. I also drank too much on the bike. My plan was not to drink on any run. My stomach was sloshing as I took off. I latched onto a quicker runner in the AG after me, and tried to hang on. My stomach settled down and I was able to pass him after a mile or so. Then I just concentrated on reeling in the next guys in front of me. Caught a guy in my AG just before the finish.
What would you do differently?:

At this point, I couldn't be happier with my times.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched out and had a free Muscle Milk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just need to keep training.

Event comments:

I really enjoyed the faster pace of the Duathlon. Look forward to more next year.

Last updated: 2011-10-04 12:00 AM
00:13:32 | 02 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/22
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
Course: The course was out and back on paved roads, with a short distance on grass.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:29:26 | 10 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/22
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 Loop course on paved roads. Some parts very rough.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:13:45 | 02 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/22
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
Course: Same course as first run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]