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Lenoir City, Tennessee
United States
Race Day Events
Total Time = 2h 16m 5s
Overall Rank = 89/95
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and had some oatmeal. Headed to the race site around 6:45AM. Got my chip and set up in transition. Second rack from the front, second bike in. I was happy with my spot and spent the rest of the time hanging out, waiting for the race to start.
Event warmup:

Took my bike out for a minute just to check gears and make sure everything was ok since I'd driven from Atlanta the day before.
  • 35m 47s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 56s  min/mile

I was running with the last person. Talk about feeling like a slow poke, but then I remembered that most of these people are doing shorter distance stuff and probably haven't been marathon training. My pace doesn't really vary that much based on distance because I'm not a strong runner. I usually average 13:30 miles, so this was pretty decent. I felt good though, and was just determined to finish.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, other than spending some time working on my pace this summer.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

This was a much improved transition time for me. I didn't waste any time and was in and out. I was 54/95 for T1.
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 41s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.34 mile/hr

I am really proud of my bike. I can see my training paying off because I felt much more comfortable on the hills and I wasn't afraid of them like I've been in the past. Stone Mountain training has paid off! I passed 2 people on the bike. Considering how far back I was, that made me happy!
What would you do differently?:

Just continue to get stronger.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

I added Yankz to my shoes and I think that helped tremendously. I am really proud of this transition as well! I was 42/95 for T2. So that part of the race is MOP!
What would you do differently?:

  • 39m 45s
  • 3 miles
  • 13m 15s  min/mile

This was probably one of the first bricks I've done in a long time. So my legs felt like cement. But I made it through without walking, and that was my goal.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks!
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and half a PBJ sandwich. Waited around to watch awards since I normally miss them.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just the general stuff that I already know about - drop some weight and try to speed up. I felt much more confident in this race though, even though I was at the back of the pack.

Event comments:

This was a good tune up to St. Anthony's because it gave me a few things to think about.

Plus - I got an award for first place Athena. Who cares if I was the ONLY Athena ;) I'm still proud of my award!

In terms of Transition times, I was 54/95 for T1 and 42/95 for T2. So that part of the race is MOP!

Last updated: 2008-03-31 12:00 AM
00:35:47 | 03 miles | 11m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 94/95
Performance: Average
Course: Very flat with the exception of a short hill that we ran down and then back up. They had us winding around several parking lots and then down the levy to the dam entrance and back. Had to do a lot of back and forth to get 3 miles out of that park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:58:41 | 15 miles | 15.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 81/95
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:45 | 03 miles | 13m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 91/95
Performance: Average
Course: Same as the initial run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-04-07 5:57 PM

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2008-04-08 8:50 AM
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Nashville, TN
Subject: RE: Hammer Duathlon
Great job!  I am so proud of you.  You are right....your training is paying off.  Stay with the consistent training and occasionally incorporate small bricks.  It gets easier.  And congrats on the hardware!!!
2008-04-08 1:55 PM
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awesome job, sarah. and i told you once before - duathlons are HARD. harder than triathlons, i think.

see you at st. a's!
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