Barkin Dog Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 25m 53s
Overall Rank = 36/330
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30 to eat some breakfast. Loaded the bottles with water and gatorade and brought the coffee along. Loaded up the bike and headed to the rez that was about 2 miles away. I should have ridden over.
Event warmup:

Jog and some pick ups. Didn't get on the bike.
  • 19m 7s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 10s  min/mile

This was my fastest 5k time ever. Weird, I actually held back for the first time and did very well! Imagine that. If only I did what I tell others to do.
I started out front and was 5th after mile 1. Passed 1 guy and another passed me. No one else passed me on this run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, crap it was awesome.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Some dude almost ran me off the course trying to get on his bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 43s
  • 17.3 miles
  • 23.74 mile/hr

Fun to ride on the dam one once. It seemed windy in both directions.
What would you do differently?:

Push a bit harder through out the race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 18s

I flew here. 18 seconds!
What would you do differently?:

Ah, nothing
  • 21m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 49s  min/mile

This is where the wheels fell off. I started the second run in 2nd position and was passed by 2 others in my agegroup and 1 or 2 others in an older age group. I was toast, well my legs were. I hit the first hill and I knew I had nothing left. I was able to hold on to 4th place.
What would you do differently?:

I need to woork more hills. I should know that, I haven't run any!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked to people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hills for sure. Everything else was great!

Event comments:

Great food and drinks afterwards. I got to see many friends and met new ones. Darrin puts on great races, and to watch the pros. Shoot they fly!
Good to see Julia is alive and to see her husband Chris again.
I finally paced myself better on the run. I ran a 5:48 at the first mile instead of a 5:10 a blew myself up. I felt calm and relaxed the whole time.

Last updated: 2006-05-12 12:00 AM
00:19:07 | 03.1 miles | 06m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 0/330
Performance: Good
Course: Start on the rez road and around the tower loop and back to the beach on the east side and down the bike path a ways and back to transition. Different than the second run segment.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:43:43 | 17.3 miles | 23.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 0/330
Wind: Little
Course: Cherry creek time trial loop with the long damn raod added in. The course was only 17.3 miles by my computer so I am going with that. Good ride, I pushed pretty hard and was not passed by any one. Passed lots.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:06 | 03.1 miles | 06m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 0/330
Performance: Below average
Course: Different than the first one going out of transition, through the park trails that were very hilly.
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5