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Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series #2 - Duathlon


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Denver, CO
United States
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15F / -9C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 28m 59s
Overall Rank = 83/105
Age Group = 0-39
Age Group Rank = 14/19
Pre-race routine:

As you read this, keep in mind the race was NOT your normal du - it was a 2 mi run, 3.5 mi bike, 2 mi run, 7 mi bike, and then a 50 yd run to the finish after racking the bike. I'll come back and put in my real times once the results are posted - these are pretty darn close.

Breakfast, church, pack the car, and go!
Event warmup:

Ran for about 5 minutes total prior to the start of the race. Met Brett and Mark (other BTers!).
Run
  • 18m 10s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

It was freakin' COLD! I wore running tights and tri shorts as well as 2 shirts, a thin fleece, and my cycling jacket. And hat and gloves. Felt great and had a great pace for the 1st run. There were some difficult areas with snow and ice.
What would you do differently?:

Practice running in snow more often, and wear socks that are higher so snow doesn't get in my shoes!
Transition 1
  • 04m
Comments:

Took my time. changed shoes (at all 3 transitions!) Chatted with Brett during the 1st 2 transitions
What would you do differently?:

Move a bit faster!
Bike
  • 37m
  • 10 miles
  • 16.22 mile/hr
Comments:

I need a bike tune up. My gears kept slipping.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on hills with my bike's current set up - double with an 11-23 rear cassette. Much different than my previous triple!

AND I need to bike faster! :)


Transition 2
  • 04m
Comments:

There were 3 transitions of about 4 minutes each ( not just 2!).
What would you do differently?:

Stop relaxing, and move!
Run
  • 20m
  • 2 miles
  • 10m  min/mile
Comments:

I have to laugh that there's a section for me to answer that says "keeping cool" I was PLENTY cool....I needed to be warm!
What would you do differently?:

Again, practice running in snow. Press a bit harder on the 2nd run
Post race
Warm down:

The 2nd bike section was actually last, so I did that and THEN I finished. I took a short walk to get something hot, but the soup was meat based (vegetarian here) and the hot chocolate was gone, so I was stuck with freezing water. But that's ok, I kept the heat on full blast all the way home!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Snow and ice on the run. Freezing temps. Even my Accelerade was partially frozen

Event comments:

Had a great time. It's nice when a race is almost like a training day! Plus it's always cool to meet other BTers :)

My times are guesses - I just got the total time (no splits) and now it doesn't add up right - yeah well.







Last updated: 2005-01-01 12:00 AM
Running
00:18:10 | 02 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/105
Performance: Good
Course: Loop on road, trail, snow, and ice The time for the run I actually kept track of....I forgot for the rest of the race. Great pace for me.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T1
Time: 04:00
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Biking
00:37:00 | 10 miles | 16.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/105
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two bike sections. 1st was 3.5 miles, 2nd was 7 miles. Loop course on paved roads. There was just a little ice at the turn around that I had to avoid.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 04:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:20:00 | 02 miles | 10m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/105
Performance: Good
Course: Loop - same course as the first section of running. Still snow and ice...
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2005-01-16 10:40 PM

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2005-01-16 10:46 PM
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Yeah Cathy!  Way to go. It was so freaking cold you can't believe it.  You were awesome.  Nice to meet you and the Fam.  See Ya.

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2005-01-17 6:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series #2
Accelerade Slushy - Yeah! Sounds like a cool race with all those transitions. Riding your bike at 16 plus mph in 20 degree weather has got to be crazy windchill. Just think, some of your fellow age groupers for this year were probably sleeping in while you were out racing

-Frank

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2005-01-17 8:33 AM
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Good report

You are a true, hard-core triATHLETE, Cathy!!  I don't know many who would go out and bike in the cold, let alone run in snow and ice.  Plus, it certainly sounds like you enjoyed it!!

I agree it is always a blast meeting other BT'ers!!

2005-01-17 10:02 AM
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Great race Cathy!!! Sounds like you did great despite the fact that it was so cold
2005-01-17 11:08 AM
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Wow! Great job out there! I'm glad I didn't try it, I wouldn't have been able to deal with that cold!
Was there snow on the bike route? That would have done me in!! :-)


2005-01-17 12:36 PM
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Great job on your race!!  :-)  And I thought my du was cold yesterday!!  It's all a matter of clothing I've learned.  

2005-01-17 3:02 PM
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sounds like a fun race!  You are hard core girlfriend!
2005-01-17 6:10 PM
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Where I come from we call 12C cold and if you are out cycling your really keen.

Racing in -9C is just crazy!! or really dedicated. Well done!!!

Never again will I complain about a little bit of cold weather when I'm out cycling.

Paul
2005-01-17 6:51 PM
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Yeah, winter racing girl!!!!! Way to go!

I can't believe you kept warm.  It is funny to see the "keeping cool" comment section above...I didn't know what to write in mine either when I was dealing with winter!

Which bike did you use???

Glad you had fun

2005-01-18 1:27 PM
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Great job in such weather!  What an awesome concept to switch off 4x.  I can see myself losing track of which transition I was in :-O  Congrats.

Sharon



2005-01-21 12:14 PM
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I was going to say "what a great name for a race!!"....but after reading the details....geez....I just have tosay WAY TO GO!  This sounded like and incrediably hard race.  I may never complain about heat again......

Good Job!

Danny

2005-01-21 1:15 PM
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