Barkin' Dog Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Denver, Colorado
United States
Racing Underground
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 24m 2s
Overall Rank = 28/433
Age Group = Old dudes 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/34
Pre-race routine:

Camped at the park the night prior. Went pretty well. Woke up, threw my stuff in the backpack hopped on the bike and coasted to transition. Seriously we were maybe 1/4 mile away from transition. Ate a bagel, banana, had some starbucks frappacino, and sucked 1/2 a bottle my strong HEED / Endourlytes mix
Event warmup:

Rode for about 15 minutes, felt out the wheels and shifted through everything surged up a couple hills maybe 5 miles.

Ran for about 1 mile - dynamic streching - tried to stay loose and warm. My back was already tight probably from camping night prior.
  • 17m 48s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 05m 43s  min/mile

I had myself at a 17:46 which is 3 seconds off my 5k PR. So I was stoked that I was only slightly above threshold. Lots of fun racing.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

This was a smooshmortion of epic porportions!!!! I was "that guy" today. 1st should have practiced a transition or two or three with the new bike shoes and I would have noticed how easy they pop off if the cranks spin and the shoe hits the ground. Long story short - run of T1 with the bike - cross the mount line - right shoe (opposite side that I'm on) pops off - pick up shoe - embrassed jump on bike nearly crash into at least 3 other folks - as I'm putting my left foot in the shoe it pops off and luckily I dont have to stop but I'm coasting as I throw the foot in and get going - Nasty!
What would you do differently?:

practice a transition - use the rubber bands
  • 46m 30s
  • 30 kms
  • 38.71 km/hr

After the T1 debacle it was a great ride minus my speedometer magnet flipping on me going down the first good hill. I enjoyed the course - the race wheels made climbing faster I don't know if it was easier... I settled into a good pace and was having a great time. However, I did op check my new brake pads at the turn around when two ladies decided to walk their fat tire tandem and hug the turn around cone basically cutting me off. I locked up the back wheel slid for about 1-2 feet gave a "look out" and went around the outside had to sprint to get back after the almost complete stop
What would you do differently?:

recommend to the race director to have the fat tire division go later in the race. Fix the speedometer.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

No problems here probably jumped out of the shoes a little early
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 18m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 05m 55s  min/mile

Was fun - raced the whole thing. I was looking ahead trying to put out good effort and not worry about position. I scared the guy ahead of me into picking up his pace. I closed to about 100 yrds back and he picked it up. I was hoping that he was 3rd place but couldn't seal the deal. I liked having my last mile be my fastest. Felt strong.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Post race
Warm down:

Ate a bunch - drank some nasty protien drinks that they were giving away. What ever company that was... they are going to have a hard time selling that stuff. Heather gave me a back rub and I streched a little. Then we went back, broke camp and came to the subway sammy party.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I'm not a big drinker but a cold beer after a race is almost a given for me. If they had a keg I didn't see it. Maybe something to stick in the cooler. Passing a lot of the fat tire people was fun but a little on the dangerous side

Last updated: 2009-03-09 12:00 AM
00:17:48 | 03.11 miles | 05m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/34
Overall: 39/433
Performance: Good
1st mile - 5:35 AHR 180 2nd mile - 5:55 AHR 182 3rd mile - 6:17 AHR 183
Course: Flat - mostly asphalt trails, little bit of sand
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:44
Overall: Bad
Run with bike? Bad
Jump on bike? Bad
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Bad
00:46:30 | 30 kms | 38.71 km/hr
Age Group: 6/34
Overall: 37/433
Performance: Good
AVE HR - 162 3 beats under LT
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back in the state park. Well patrolled -
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:18:22 | 03.11 miles | 05m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/34
Overall: 22/433
Performance: Average
mile 1 - 6:00 Mile 2 - 6:11 Mile 3 - 6:11 AHR 186
Course: Same as 1st
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4