Portage Lakes Sprint Duathlon - Akron Inter - DuathlonStandard

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Akron, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
42F / 6C
Total Time = 1h 31m 15s
Overall Rank = 28/86
Age Group = 60 to 64
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Usual Eggo breakfast and one Boost. Stretched and massage before leaving for race. Before leaving for race I put on one set of cold weather clothing. Then I relented and decide to change everything and put my warm weather outfit on. When I left for the race at 5:45 temp at my home was 56 degrees. That was appropriate with the clothing I currently had on. However, at the race site it was 42 degrees.Burrrrr. So, I then put my cold weather clothing back on which consisted of tights, and a base layer with my short sleeve jersey over that. I ended up using my running cap and gloves also for the first 5K. I also put my wind breaker at my bike in the transition area for possible use for the bike segment.
Event warmup:

A few intervals around the starting line. Felt pretty good today warming up, no initial stiffness, felt loose and ready to go.
  • 23m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

Very chilly start. Tights, cap and gloves worn.

Last year time for this run was 24:13
This years time was of 23:09 was 1:04 faster
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

When I came in from the first run, I shed my running cap and gloves and because I was pretty warmed up. I decided not to put on my wind breaker for the bike ride. Foregoing the wind breaker turned out to be a good decision.

Last years transition was 1:17
This years transition of 1:38 was 21 seconds slower
  • 40m 13s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.50 mile/hr

I was a little chilled in the beginning of the ride but for the most part was glad I left the wind breaker back in the transition area.

Last years time was 39:34
This years time of 40:13 was 39 seconds slower.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Did not need by running cap or gloves for final 5K. Was well warmed up now.

Last years transition was 1:22
This years transition of 1:32 was 10 seconds slower
  • 24m 43s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Last years time for this run was 25:48
This years time for this run of 24:43 was 1:05 faster.
Post race
Event comments:

Last years total race time 1:32:16
This years total race time 1:31:15 is 1:01 faster than last year. Both 5K runs faster than last year. Transitions and bike segment slower than last year.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2007-07-08 12:00 AM
00:23:09 | 03.1 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 28/86
Performance: Good
HR data Mile 1 7:38 AHR 145 Mile 2 8:00 AHR 156 Mile 3 7:27 AHR 159 AHR 153 MHR 169
Course: In the park. First half of run seemed to be on an incline, final half of run on decline. Not much of this course is flat. Unable to estimate percent of general incline. The incline was enough to require extra effort.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:40:13 | 12.4 miles | 18.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 33/86
HRM Data AHR 153 MHR 162
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly rolling with one short hill. A mile or two which I would consider flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:32
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:43 | 03.1 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 27/86
HRM Data Mile 1 8:08 AHR 152 Mile 2 8:18 AHR 158 Mile 3 7:48 AHR 160 AHR 156 MHR 167
Course: Same as first 5K
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4