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Fly By Night Duathlon - F1 - F-1 Duathlon


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Watkins Glen, New York
United States
One Million Revolutions
65F / 18C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 34m 19s
Overall Rank = 14/128
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/16
Pre-race routine:

Being an evening race I ate a normal breakfast, normal lunch and hydrated throughout the day. I arrived at the race in time to register and hang out for a bit and watch the Porsche races and chat with friends. Set up my transition and headed to warm-up.
Event warmup:

Ran about a mile to try to activate the bowels with success. :) Took 2 laps around the track on the bike to get the feel of the corners and the hills.
Run
  • 11m 6s
  • 1.75 miles
  • 06m 20s  min/mile
Comments:

Just as the race was about to start the skies opened up and it poured. It was cold and everyone just wanted to get going. I was out in a 6:05 for the first mile and with the number of guys in front of my I determined I was pretty outmatched to be really competitive in this race. I just wanted to get through the next 3/4 of a mile and get on my bike to make up some ground.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s
Comments:

Pretty bad transition. I had my shoes in a bag in an attempt to keep them dry. (That was a joke!) I took a few extra seconds to get the aero helmet on and debated whether to take my socks off.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear socks for such a short run segment.
Bike
  • 26m 6s
  • 10.2 miles
  • 23.45 mile/hr
Comments:

This bike segment was in the pouring rain but it didn't affect the speed on the track at all. I still hammered through the downhill corners and managed to hold all my lines coming out of the turns. I passed a lot of people that were being overly cautious on the downhills. I need to work more hills as my legs definitely felt the uphills.
What would you do differently?:

Work more hills and get more time on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s
Comments:

A little better and smoother than the first transition but still room for improvement.
What would you do differently?:

Faster with the helmet off and shoes on.
Run
  • 12m 59s
  • 1.85 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

This run I just got into a comfortable cadence and held a pretty good pace. It was frustrating getting passed by everyone that I just passed on the bike but I just held to my pace and looked forward to getting on the bike again. I commented to a few people as they passed by me that I really needed a swim segment. :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, get better at running.
Transition 3
  • 00m 50s
Comments:

Better that T1 but still not great.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions!!
Bike
  • 27m 36s
  • 10.2 miles
  • 22.17 mile/hr
Comments:

I found my mind wandering for a bit on this leg. I just wanted to have fun and soak up the track experience. I was not looking forward to the last run segment except for the fact that it was the LAST segment.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on racing and push harder.
Transition 4
  • 00m 37s
Comments:

Much more respectable transition. Everything went pretty smooth here.
What would you do differently?:

NADA
Run
  • 13m 22s
  • 1.91 miles
  • 06m  min/mile
Comments:

At this point my legs felt good at the pace I was running but they were right at the failure point. I tried to speed up a bit when I heard footsteps and my legs said "ABSOLUTELY NOT, THE CRUISE CONTROL IS SET!!"
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran to my car to get a jacket and my camera to take some pics of friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training for short distance races that I really don't want to train for. Oh yea, I probably shouldn't have had 5 or 6 glasses of wine and multiple roast beef sandwiches the night before a race. Bacon wrapped scallops with horseradish was probably a mistake as well. :-) How can you say no to a surprise birthday party with 130 friends!!

Event comments:

Jeff Henderson (Musselman RD) does a phenomenal job on any race he is involved in. I highly recommend this race to anyone of any level. The experience of riding around a wold famous race track on a bike is awesome!!




Last updated: 2008-02-24 12:00 AM
Running
00:11:06 | 01.75 miles | 06m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Good
AHR 168, MHR 177
Course: The run segments were around the infield of the race track. It starts off pretty flat with a slight downhill for the first mile, down a steep incline under a bridge and finishes with a gradual uphill and a steep ramp over a bridge to the transition area.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T1
Time: 00:55
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
Biking
00:26:06 | 10.2 miles | 23.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Average
AHR 170, MHR 176
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: A dream course, riding the legendary Watkins Glen International race track!! Deceptively hilly with some great downhills that you can max out whatever cassette you are riding. Perfect road condition (as long as you stayed off the rumble strips).
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:12:59 | 01.85 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Average
AHR 165, MHR 170
Course: Same as above without the rain.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T3
Time: 00:50
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
Biking
00:27:36 | 10.2 miles | 22.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Average
AHR 164, MHR 170
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Same as above but dry!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T4
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Running
00:13:22 | 01.91 miles | 06m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/128
Performance: Average
AHR 163, MHR 172
Course: Same as above with an extra 0.1 mi to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2008-06-01 8:28 AM

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Bob
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Subject: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
AWESOME RACE FORMAT!! If you have a chance to get here for this race, JUST DO IT!! :)


Edited by rstocks3 2008-06-01 8:30 AM


2008-06-01 8:40 AM
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Cycling Guru
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r/b/r/b/r??  Dude, that's insane!!  I used to practice transitions like that, but not at race pace for that long!

Congrats on the AG placing and holding some killer paces!!



Edited by Daremo 2008-06-01 8:40 AM
2008-06-01 1:08 PM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
this sounds like such a freaking cool race!!!  HAppy birthday   yeah the wine was probab;y a mistake but better than baling hay I think!!
2008-06-01 1:34 PM
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Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
Great race Bob!!! That storm blew through here and it had to take some of the edge off with the wind and rain!  Congrats on the AG award!!!
2008-06-01 3:29 PM
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Great job, Bob! I think it's so cool you rode on the race course, that course is awesome!
2008-06-01 5:06 PM
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great job Bob.  It is fun to ride that track.  But by the 6 lap I was ready to get off it.  Glad you survived the weather it was nasty up here.


2008-06-02 8:10 AM
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Nice work Bob!  Geez, why can't they start those duathlons with a swim
2008-06-02 9:09 AM
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Bob
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Binghamton, NY
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Birkierunner - 2008-06-02 9:10 AM Nice work Bob! Geez, why can't they start those duathlons with a swim

THAT'S WHAT I"M SAYIN' !!!!!  

2008-06-02 9:40 AM
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Master
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rstocks3 - 2008-06-02 10:09 AM

Birkierunner - 2008-06-02 9:10 AM Nice work Bob! Geez, why can't they start those duathlons with a swim

THAT'S WHAT I"M SAYIN' !!!!!  

Sounds like a plan to me!  Great job, Bob!

2008-06-02 9:52 AM
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happy birthday and sounds like it was a cool race!  jeff henderson rocks.  great job!
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