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Reston Triathlon - Duathlon

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Reston, Virginia
United States
Reston Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 16m 11s
Overall Rank = 90/342
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/75
Pre-race routine:

Never can sleep before these things, up at 2:30. Ate breakfast whole wheat english muffin with almond butter, bananna, coffee, water. Loaded up headed to race about 5:45.
Event warmup:

None, should have run some to get legs warmed up so I did not run so easy the first 1/2 mile or so.
  • 17m
  • 2.22 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

Run time a bit of a guess as I subtracted a minute for transition.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up, go out a little faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m

This is a guess on the time
  • 1h 06m 49s
  • 23.75 miles
  • 21.33 mile/hr

Once this race turned into a Duathlon I set a goal to see how well I could do on the bike. Also, once I got going goal was not to be passed by anyone. One guy and I kept passing each other but in the end I got to T2 before he did and as I was in front of the school the guy who won and one other guy, both going into T2 while I still had another lap to go passed me. I am not going to count them. It was fun.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Total embarassment, dont know what I did other than get off bike, cleats started to slide on pavement, skiied/skated for 10 ft, completely wiped out. People asking if I am alright, even if I would have broken my leg would have hopped up out of embarassment. Guy taking pictures apologized because he missed the shot, which would have been really funny had he been able to get it.
What would you do differently?:

Not wipe out.
  • 50m 18s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

Wow, the first run, then going hard on the bike really took my legs away from me. A real struggle to keep the pace up. Quads and calves were really burning up the hills. All in all pretty pleased would have been interesting to see how much faster I could have gone with swim instead of run first. Big improvement over last year so pretty happy.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


Event comments:

Great race even with Hanna.

Last updated: 2008-01-11 12:00 AM
00:17:00 | 02.22 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/75
Overall: 119/342
Performance: Good
HR Avg was 170 took it easy for first 1/2 mile, wish I would have gone faster but really did not know what to expect given the format.
Course: Shaded, nice, little wet and slippery in spots, some hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Time: 01:00
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
01:06:49 | 23.75 miles | 21.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/75
Overall: 84/342
Performance: Good
HR hovered right arount 175-180
Wind: Little
Course: Nice, scenic, some parts very fast, really nice now that South Lakes Dr has been repaved..
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:18 | 06.21 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/75
Overall: 121/342
Performance: Good
HR was pretty much 180 whole way except up last hill where spiked at 194
Course: Little slippery, little hilly and curvy
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-09-08 3:19 PM

Subject: Reston Triathlon

2008-09-09 10:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Reston Triathlon
Great race!  And I'm glad for you that your moment wasn't captured on film
2008-09-09 10:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Reston Triathlon

Good job on the race man;

Our run + bike times are very close together (within a few seconds); and I remember jockeying with someone a lot on the bike; although I don't remember seeing anyone fall down at T2.

I was number 374.

Also, good job on the 10k, it looks like that is where you put me in your rear view mirror for good.

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