Barkin' Dog Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Denver, Colorado
United States
Racing Underground
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 36m 58s
Overall Rank = 100/500
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/44
Pre-race routine:

Drink beer and eat fajitas the night before!
Event warmup: up. Run 5 minutes. Stretch. Talk. Drink a little. Pace back and forth.
  • 22m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

Not bad - went out at 6:55 first mile, 7:17, then 8:08. Probably too fast, but man - running a 5K on fresh legs is a new experience for me, and it was fun, dammit!
What would you do differently?:

Slow down...just a itty bitty bit though...
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s
What would you do differently?:

Nada...I rocked T1!
  • 47m 30s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 23.54 mile/hr

Great ride -- but you have to factor in the changing winds and the freakin flying protein (gnat) population! I don't know how many of those little bastards I ate out there, but I got full! point of interest...I didn't get passed ONCE on that bike course! Again...probably hit it a little too hard, cause 5k #2 sucked...
What would you do differently?:

Pass sooner, instead of waiting behind people, thinking they're going to "make a move" any second. Wasted some time doing that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
  • 24m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Yowza...this second run hurt me a little more than I expected. Although looking at my time, I think I still did ok! It felt slow, and the hills felt WAY bigger this time around!
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace!
Post race
Warm down:

Eat. Drink. Talk.

What limited your ability to perform faster: abilities! And my legs. And my lungs.

Event comments:

I had fun! This was new to me, pacing things and running pretty much at threshold pace the entire race. And even though it felt slow, the numbers say otherwise, and I think I had a damn good race out there. Ended up in the top 100 out of around 500 or so, and #14 in my AG (40+ people I think). I have to learn to not get so caught up in speed that I sacrifice the remiaing portions. I hammered that bike course, and I felt it on the next run. Had I slowed it down a bit, who knows? I doubt I would have run it too much faster, but you just never know....
Great start to the season though, and I'm psyched to keep racing this year!

Last updated: 2007-05-14 12:00 AM
00:22:49 | 03.11 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 169/500
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:47:30 | 18.64 miles | 23.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 73/500
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Through Cherry Creek park - pretty fast, easy ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:14 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 147/500
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly the same as the first run. Concrete/asphalt path, rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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] 4