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Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #3 - Duathlon

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Aurora, Colorado
United States
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50F / 10C
Total Time = 56m 22s
Overall Rank = 11/193
Age Group = 0-39
Age Group Rank = 8/60
Pre-race routine:

Nothing different than any other race. Woke up early had some some cereal and coffee. Got loaded up.

Event warmup:

Rode about 5 miles to see what the course was like. Racked the bike and went for a short 1 mile run.

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  • 0 miles
  •  min/mile
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 26m 49s
  • 10.8 miles
  • 24.16 mile/hr

Rode hard on the bike. My goal was to nail the bike and just try to hang on during the run. Stayed in the aerobars the whole time with the exception of the tight turn around and the hard right hander where I came off in Chilly Cheeks 1.

What would you do differently?:

Nothing for this time of year. Haven't done any sustained efforts above Functional Threshold Power so I know I've got quite a few untapped watts. More tempo and threshold efforts, some good tubs, and a disc I think could average over 25 mph for this course. We'll see at "Tri the Creek".
Transition 2
  • 01m 49s

Rode all the way into transition. So no riding on the tops of my shoes or running with the bike. Time seemed about average here.

What would you do differently?:


  • 27m 44s
  • 4 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

This run was alright. I can tell I haven't been doing much hard running. That first hill outta transition always feels like a kick in the junk.

What would you do differently?:

Need to do some tempo and track work. Also some hard bricks.

Post race
Warm down:

Ran out and came back in with Meg. Maybe a mile and half total.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Been kinda sick lately and I think that hurt me. I'll be heading into the clinic this week, cuz I'm sure I've got some sort of sinus/bronchial infection going. I hope it doesn't mess up my training week (I'm actually knocking on wood as I type this).

Last updated: 2008-02-18 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/193
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 00:00
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:26:49 | 10.8 miles | 24.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/193
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Mostly flat with a few small hills. Pavement was crappy in spots with some sloppy bits.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:44 | 04 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/60
Overall: 0/193
Performance: Average
Course: Sloppy and a little hilly in spots
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2008-02-18 10:28 AM

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Colorado Springs
Subject: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #3

2008-02-18 11:34 AM
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Conifer, Colorado
Subject: RE: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #3
That was a very modest race report.

You are fast.
2008-02-18 2:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #3
Yeah, I gotta agree. Seems like most of your report was an understatement. Well except for that first hill on the run; "a kick in the junk" is a pretty accurate description.  Nice race!

Edited by TriForrestTri 2008-02-18 2:52 PM
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