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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
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 40m 2s
Overall Rank = 23/137
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/19
Pre-race routine:

Not much of a pre-race routine. I went for a 6 mile run with striders in the morning which probably came back to bite me during the race. I took 1 lap around the track after setting up transition.
Event warmup:

I took 1 lap around the track after setting up transition. Ran back to the bathroom a few times before the race started. (Imagine that!)
Run
  • 13m
  • 1.86 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Started off in the middle of the pack at a moderate pace. Noticed a twinge of chest pain on my right side and backed off a little. It took some effort to stay away from "race mode" and back off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing on this day.
Transition 1
  • 00m 37s
Comments:

12th place overall on T1!!! ME!! :-) 1st in AG!!
What would you do differently?:

Nada!!
Bike
  • 27m 41s
  • 10.46 miles
  • 22.67 mile/hr
Comments:

Came out of pit row and transition pretty fast and started to push things going up the back stretch and realized I was pushing a bit too hard. I backed off a bit and just cruised in a high Z3. Had a blast going downhill, screaming "WHEEEEEE!!!!" as I went by people, then eased up on the uphill sections. I passed a girl with a NeverReach on the last lap, she was moving pretty fast. I said hello and cracked a joke to her but she wasn't too talkative. The last lap both of my calves started to cramp. I had to start coasting the downhills and stretching. I was a little nervous about how my legs were going to handle the run.

I was pretty pleased with the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing on this day.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s
Comments:

Forgot to take my helmet off, had to run back 20 feet. DOH!!!! 27th OA and 3rd in AG! Still not bad!
What would you do differently?:

Take helmet off!
Run
  • 13m 59s
  • 1.86 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

Off the bike my calves started cramping. I walked through the water station and they seemed to calm down a bit. I started off pretty slow but gradually built up the speed to where I was running at a 7:00 pace at the end of the run. The NeverReach girl passed by me early on and told me I was having WAAAAAYYY too much fun on the bike! YEP!! I was definitely looking forward to getting back on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 3
  • 00m 39s
Comments:

19th OA and 1ts AG!! Not bad for an old fat guy!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 28m 32s
  • 10.46 miles
  • 22.00 mile/hr
Comments:

I just had fun for these 3 laps. It's such a treat to be able to ride on this track. I don't remember anyone passing me on the bike until the end of the second lap. I was coming to the end of the climb after the hairpin turn and I heard this bike coming up fast. As I turned to look I felt the hand squeeze my ass! TWINRACER!!! THE SOB LAPPED ME!!! There was a downhill right after that and I caught right back up to him and said "I OWN THE DOWNHILLS!!". That was short lived and I wished him well as he entered the transition area and I had 3.5 miles to go!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing on this day
Transition 4
  • 00m 44s
Comments:

Calves were cramping and I took a little extra time here.
Run
  • 14m 9s
  • 1.86 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile
Comments:

Stopped and stretched just inside the gate. My calves were still tight but I just started running. After the first mile I was feeling comfortable and picked up the pace a little. It was nice only having to run less than 2 miles each leg. As Marmadaddy would say "I can do anything for 2 miles!!"
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged back to the car to get some warm clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overweight and undertrained

Event comments:

I would highly recommend this race to anyone and everyone. The experience of riding on this racetrack will not be forgotten.




Last updated: 2009-02-06 12:00 AM
Running
00:13:00 | 01.86 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 47/137
Performance: Average
Course: The run course was a windy course around the infield of the Raceway. 1 steep downhill and a couple small climbs.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T1
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Biking
00:27:41 | 10.46 miles | 22.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 14/137
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Watkins Glen International Speedway - Does anything else need to be said?
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:13:59 | 01.86 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 51/137
Performance: Average
Course: Same as above
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
T3
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Biking
00:28:32 | 10.46 miles | 22.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/19
Overall: 11/137
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Same
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T4
Time: 00:44
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Running
00:14:09 | 01.86 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/19
Overall: 45/137
Performance: Average
Course: Same
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2009-06-01 7:52 PM

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Bob
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Subject: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1


2009-06-01 9:06 PM
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Bob
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Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1

Awesome race!! No matter how competitive you are, the chance to ride on one of the worlds greatest race tracks in worth the entry!!

2009-06-02 8:25 AM
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Master
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I know it wasnt your best race, Bob, but you always do great!  Way to push through some definite challenges!

2009-06-02 3:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
Great race! But it needs some swimming -way too much running, biking, running, biking
2009-06-02 3:56 PM
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Cycling Guru
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Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
As a huge motorsports guy that would definitely be way too cool to race!!  It is one of the reasons that the Monaco 70.3 is one of my only destination races I want to do.

Well done and hope to meet you at E-Man!
2009-06-03 9:43 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Fly By Night Duathlon - F1
nice race, Bob!

sounds like a really fun bike....I'm gonna keep this one in mind for next year....

see you at green lakes in a couple weeks!!!


2009-06-03 12:31 PM
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Wow! What a great event! I would love to ride on that track, like Rick I am a big F1 fan. Great job and glad the Scott did you right!
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