Portage Lakes International Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Akron, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 41m 51s
Overall Rank = 22/35
Age Group = 65 to 69
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Went to the park twice in the days before this event to train. Did both the run and bike course a couple times before the race. However, I did notice after the training on the run course some soreness in my right lower leg.

UP at 4:30AM. No Breakfast. Brief stretching.
In hind-site, the no breakfast seemed to work well.
Event warmup:

Light jogging around starting line.
  • 26m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

A OK so far!
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s
  • 1h 16m 8s
  • 22.8 miles
  • 17.97 mile/hr

It started to rain lightly during second loop of bike segment;Refreshing! Didn't rain long, just enough to wet the roads.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s
  • 56m 58s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 10s  min/mile

Of the four Olympic distance Du's I have done with HFP this season, this is the first event that I have been able to run the entire final 10K. I attribute this to the cooler temps! During the other three events the temps have been much warmer and usually about the half way point of the 10K I would begin a run/walk routine to the finish line. I was cooked! My HR was near max and running very slowly, so the only thing to do is walk and cool down a little before continuing on.

During the last mile or two of this final 10K run, both my lower legs were barking at me. They were sore! I believe the cause of this leg discomfort was from the accumulation of my training on the run course and more race day stress on my legs. But I continued on, determined to run the entire distance of the 10K run segment for the first time, which I did.
Post race
Event comments:

Third time I have done this race. But today was the first time I have done the Olympic distance course.

Perfect day for racing! Cool temps, about 60 or so at start of race. Mostly overcast. A little rain during the bike segment and temps in upper 60's and skys clearing at end of race.

Ended my "08" Du season on a HIGH note with a very satisfying performance at this race!

Last updated: 2008-06-01 12:00 AM
00:26:23 | 03.11 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 26/35
Performance: Good
AVG HR 146 MHR 158 Mile 1 8:13 AHR 137 Mile 2 8:53 AHR 149 Mile 3 8:01 AHR 150 xx .15 1:13 AHR 157
Course: One loop on park roads. Very few flat spots on this course. Seemed to be always either on a long gradual incline or long gradual decline. First half of course mostly on an incline with the second half being on a decline.
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:18
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:16:08 | 22.8 miles | 17.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 24/35
AHR 138 MHR 152
Course: 2 loops on local roads outside of park. Nice mix on the route. Some rollers, one short climb and a flat area or two as well.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:04
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:56:58 | 06.21 miles | 09m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 23/35
AVG HR 151 MHR 164 Mile 1 8:41 AHR 142 Mile 2 9:05 AHR 151 Mile 3 8:22 AHR 149 Mile 4 8:59 AHR 153 Mile 5 9:04 AHR 156 Mile 6 8:38 AHR 155 xx .38 3:11 AHR 159
Course: 2 loops of 5K course.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4