Barkin' Dog Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Denver, Colorado
United States
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40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 46m 28s
Overall Rank = 171/412
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/25
Pre-race routine:

Got up at the crack of dawn to get on the road and up to Denver for race start. Had some coffee and cereal for breakfast.
Event warmup:

My warm-up for this was just keeping dry and trying to keep my body temp up in the rain. Probably should have turned the legs over a bit but didn't.
  • 23m 59s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

The run was good. It took a bit for my feet to warm up but other than that it was a decent run.

What would you do differently?:

Start a little more toward the front of the wave.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Good transition, just a long way to get to my spot.
What would you do differently?:

Get my bike in a better position so that I didn't have to run as far in cycling shoes and pushing my bike.
  • 55m 8s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.59 mile/hr

I liked this course except for the bumps on the park roads where they have sealed cracks. Some of them felt like potholes! The Dam road was great but it felt like it went on forever..a lot longer than it looks.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
What would you do differently?:

Better position in transition
  • 25m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile

Legs felt like crap for the first mile or so. Just tried to concentrate on turnover
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder. Probably could have gone a little faster here but I was really feeling the previous legs.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching and water

Event comments:

This was a great race aside from the rain at the start and the gale-force winds at the finish. I've done two duathlons before, but this was my first run-bike-run race. I liked the set-up and will deffinately do this one again. Oh, and no flat tire this time! YAHOO!!

Last updated: 2008-04-26 12:00 AM
00:23:59 | 03.11 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/412
Performance: Good
Course: Both running legs will follow a similar route. The course is flat and fast over paved park roadways, and paved multiuse paths.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:55:08 | 18 miles | 19.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/412
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The bike course is a fun gently rolling out and back course over paved park roads, and on the paved Cherry Creek Dam Road.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:21 | 03.11 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/412
Performance: Good
Course: Same as first run portion
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4