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Woolmarket, MS, Mississippi
United States
Gulf Coast Running Club
95F / 35C
Total Time = 1h 01m 11s
Overall Rank = 22/150
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had a bowl of porridge with milk and honey and a big glass of water.
Event warmup:

Warmup? Didn't really do one...I was plenty warm!
  • 21m 5s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

Started out a bit too fast given the heat. I had aspirations of running 6:45 pace today but that went out the window due to the heat.

The sun was out and beating. The humidity was hanging around...probably in the 80% range at the start of the race.

I ran a comfortable enough pace, it was just the heat that got in the way.
What would you do differently?:

Train more in the heat. I've been running very early in the morning, or treadmill indoors. Neither of those really prepares you for a high heat index race.
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

Nothing terminally bad about T1. I forgot to undo my Yankz laces and would regret on returning.

I also forgot to take my water belt off so my aerodynamics wouldn't be perfect on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much...just pay attention to what I'm doing!
  • 31m 12s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.54 mile/hr

I had hoped to ride faster than I did. Overall I passed somewhere around 15 people. Got passed by 2 or 3.

Usually on the bike I start slow and gradually speed up. With the heat and my HR way up there from the run it took me a LONG time to get going on the bike. Wasn't until about mile 7 that I felt settled down and started to go fairly well.
What would you do differently?:

More training at race pace in the heat. Having done some reasonable riding in the heat I probably felt better than a lot of people, but it was still hard going.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

The flap at T1 not undoing my YAnkz cost me some time here. Cramping legs didn't help either.
What would you do differently?:

Undo my shoes!
  • 07m 14s
  • 1 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

Today was a tough day. I had to walk briefly at the 1/2 turn around but got it together enough to pass someone in the second half. Also was gaining on the 2 in front of me.
What would you do differently?:

Train in the heat!
Post race
Warm down:

Wandering around drinking mucho amounts of water!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I think I might have mentioned the heat. I had goals for running and riding but didn't make either of them. On reflection though I went pretty well. I was a hair slower than last time, but given the climate I think that's a fair result.

Last updated: 2009-05-26 12:00 AM
00:21:05 | 03 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 35/150
Performance: Average
Run was ok. Tough in the heat. Coming up the final hill to transition my HR hit 195 (I didn't realize that until just now going through my Garmin data).
Course: 1.5 mile out and back with rolling hills. Also high temperatures and humidity.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:31:12 | 11.2 miles | 21.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/150
Performance: Average
Average HR somewhere in the high 170s.
Wind: Little
Course: 11.2 mile loop, rolling hills. Some shade.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:07:14 | 01 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/150
Performance: Below average
Average HR close to 180. Max'd out about 185.
Course: 1/2 mile out and back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2009-06-27 12:05 PM

Subject: Woolmarket Duathlon #3

2009-06-27 12:44 PM
in reply to: #2247212

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Hattiesburg, MS
Subject: RE: Woolmarket Duathlon #3
I thought about going over there and watching yall but it was to hot haha. Sounds like you had a good race other than the crazy hottness.
2009-06-27 5:08 PM
in reply to: #2247241

Subject: RE: Woolmarket Duathlon #3
Yeah, it was a decent race...not as fast as I wanted to go...but HOTTTTT!

In case I didn't mention that!
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