Wrentham Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 20m 48s
Overall Rank = 165/305
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/26
Pre-race routine:

Ate terrible the night before and my stomach was still not feeling great race morning.
Event warmup:

Easy 11 minute run.
  • 24m 47s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

First mile felt pretty good. Went out a little fast but I was able to hold back and not get sucked into the rest pack of faster runners. Second mile was harder. My heart rate was creeping up. But I held my pace pretty well. Third mile my HR was reaching max, so I backed off a little and slowed down. Mile splits 8:07, 8:09, 8:19.

17 seconds slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

more training
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

10 seconds faster than last year. Didn't have to make and clothing decisions.
  • 37m 24s
  • 11 miles
  • 17.65 mile/hr

I kind of had a bumpy start out of T1. I hadn't tested my bike after arriving, and it wasn't in a gear. So it took a bit to get started. But once I did I felt pretty good. Tried not to push it too hard up the hills. I was often passing lots of folks on the descents, but was passed by them on the ascents. As usual, my climbing needs a lot of work.

2:31 faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

more hill training
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

21 seconds faster. Much better.
  • 16m 27s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

Whoa! My legs felt terrible off of the bike. I didn't really get a chance to spin out my legs at the end of the bike since riding across the grass to transition was tough. It took a bit to get up to speed in the first mile. The second mile was just trying to push it as hard as I could, knowing I was close to the end. Looks like I may have found a new max heart rate a couple of beats higher. I gave it all I had. I finished 2 min 27 sec faster than last year which is great. Faster in T1, T2 and the bike. But both runs were slower. I guess I know what I need to be working on. But considering my very limited training right now, I'm feeling pretty good about my performance. Mile splits 8:18, 8:10
What would you do differently?:

practice more brick runs and more speed training.
Post race
Warm down:

shuffling and stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

more work on my run

Event comments:

This is a really great early season duathlon. More than 100 people this year which is great.

Last updated: 2012-01-12 12:00 AM
00:24:47 | 03 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/26
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Good
Course: flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:37:24 | 11 miles | 17.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/26
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: rolling hills, a couple steeper
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:16:27 | 02 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/26
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Average
Course: flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4