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Halloween Wrentham Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
United States
Total Time = 1h 37m 5s
Overall Rank = 179/191
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 18/18
Pre-race routine:

up and on the road at 6:45, bagel, egg, peanut butter, small coffee. Little water.. drove down past Gillette stadium (dreaded the drive home in peak 'tailgater' chaos)
parked, got number packet - set up bike at the transition area... looked around like a lost puppy, no friends today :(
Event warmup:

jogged a little between the car and transition area... little bit of stretching ... continued sad puppy face.
  • 29m 44s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

it started off pretty mediocre, got the blues because i felt like the only one there by myself... then 3/4 of a mile in i saw a familiar face on the side of the road cheering so i turned the frown upside down and picked up the pace; dropped into the 9mm and felt good. kicked in a little bit in the last 1/2 mile - passed 2 boys and a couple of girls:)
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

psyched that i did the run under 30 so i was dawdling a little but that's ok :)
  • 42m 10s
  • 11 miles
  • 15.65 mile/hr

legs were a little tight from the run, and lack of outdoor riding, wanted to push the pace but had the fear of the 2nd run weighing me down... passed a lot of chicks on the hills :)
(of course they mowed me right down on the run...)
Passed Dick and Rick Hoyt - (they are such an inspiration) what killer legs on that guy!!!
What would you do differently?:

dig a little deeper on the flats and downhills
Transition 2
  • 01m 58s

basically a good T but I'm a walker thru the transition area so that's what keeps my times up... i should work on this!
  • 20m 34s
  • 2 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

holy shit! started out as bad as it possibly could have! i could not move my legs!!! felt like i was running in cement - holy cow... got into my happy 10mm pace and figured that was the best i could do...
What would you do differently?:

i don't know - i was trying my best. Run Run Run -
Post race
Warm down:

streched a little at the car - grabbed a water from the bucket and was back on the road home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

no bike training in the last couple of months...

Having to submit this as the last to finish in my age group SUCKS!!!
I never want to do that again!!!!

Event comments:

I like having the mile markers so you can gauge your distance but now that i thing about it - the first run went by really quickly so maybe NOT haveing them was a plus :)

Last updated: 2008-10-27 12:00 AM
00:29:44 | 03 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/18
Overall: 18/191
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, rolling hills - pretty nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:42:10 | 11 miles | 15.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/18
Overall: 18/191
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: rolling hills, 2 quick steep hills
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:34 | 02 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/18
Overall: 18/191
Performance: Below average
Course: flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-27 7:47 AM

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Subject: Halloween Wrentham Duathlon

2008-10-27 10:04 PM
in reply to: #1767285

Subject: RE: Halloween Wrentham Duathlon
I love to reasd your race reports...its as if I am there!!!! This being your first did awesome. Geez I remember not that long ago you had trouble running 3 miles!!! You DID it...truely remarkable when you consider how far you have come.
2008-11-06 1:29 PM
in reply to: #1767285

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Cambridge, MA
Subject: RE: Halloween Wrentham Duathlon

DU's are tough -- now you know why I don't do them?! 

Finishing at all is a victory, remember that.  Lead legs are better than no legs at all.  Great effort!

Cheers, -Sunny

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