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Willow Duathlon - Duathlon


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Detroit, Michigan
United States
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 20m 16s
Overall Rank = 37/165
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/22
Pre-race routine:

Arrived on site at 7:40AM, registered. Met Trix, Dana and Jen! Woo Hoo!!

It is sooo cool racing with fellow BT'ers!!

THE MICHIGAN MAFIA IS FRICKIN' FAST!! NUFF SAID!
Event warmup:

Did an easy jog with the Trixster!
Run
  • 20m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

My plan was to take the first 5K out EASY (low 7's) and save my energy for the bike and closing 5K. My first mile split was 6:10! Doh! I felt good, so I stayed with it. More surprising was that after a mile I was WAY back in the pack. I made up ground though over the closing 2 miles...
What would you do differently?:

This was my first du... so I really don't know!
Transition 1
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

Not fast, that is for sure...
Bike
  • 36m 34s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.35 mile/hr
Comments:

Since I went faster than anticapted on the run, I held back a bit on the bike to save energy and regroup for the final 5K. I pushed it...but I refrained from going into the BIG gear. Not sure if this was the right move or not! Several competitors passed me in the first few miles. Then I pedaled sole FOREVER before "the pack" caught me near the end. Again, not sure of strategy... although the last two miles I was definitely biking on fumes.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s
Comments:

Solid.
Run
  • 21m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

This was the HIGHLIGHT of the race for me. My recent brick work and mary training really helped here. I came out of transition at near full speed and just kept on building! I reeled in competitors and moved up at LEAST 12 slots during the run! Man, I ran hard and persevered! I about died when I crossed the finish line. Three or four people whom I passed on the closing run stopped to compliment me after they finished! VERY cool!


What would you do differently?:

PERFECT.

However, I'm not sure what it says for me when my second 5K split was almost as fast as my first 5K.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

BIKING, BIKING, BIKING.I need CLIPS!! A solid bike split would have put me in medal contention for my AG.

The race was SUCH a RUSH. I quickly remembered why I *love* multi sport racing as opposed to simply "running". Besides that, RACING IS MORE ADDICTIVE THAN CRACK!

I exceded most of my goals. Cool. Last year I was MOP'er, borderline BOP'er. Now I'm a FOP'er! Woo Hoo!! Heck, last year my best run split was 7:45! I BLEW THAT AWAY TODAY! Best bike split last year? 20 EVEN at the END of the season. Lookin' good!

And to think there was no swim. THAT has me stoked!

I finished a SECOND out of 6th for my AG. Damn!

Event comments:

3D racing had disappointed me in the past, but they did a fine job today!




Last updated: 2005-05-07 12:00 AM
Running
00:20:51 | 03.1 miles | 06m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/22
Overall: 28/165
Performance: Good
Course: course was smooth and mostly flat with the exception of a 50 yd stetch of wet dirt/ grass.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T1
Time: 01:03
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
Biking
00:36:34 | 12.4 miles | 20.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/22
Overall: 77/165
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Course was flat. Nasty cross wind coming back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:21:02 | 03.1 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/22
Overall: 22/165
Performance: Good
Course: Second 5K was the same route as the first 5K.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
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

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2005-05-07 11:22 PM
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Great race! Congrats.
2005-05-07 11:46 PM
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GREAT race Greg!  You are FAST!   And if you can do that this early in the season, then LOOK OUT for the rest of your races!  Awesome.
2005-05-08 7:25 AM
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However, I'm not sure what it says for me when my second 5K split was almost as fast as my first 5K.

Its says that you're one scary ass running freak of nature whom everyone wants to be like.  LOL!  Great race Greg. 

2005-05-08 7:38 AM
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Wow you had a great race. Let me know when you start giving out lessons
2005-05-08 8:47 AM
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Impressive race today Greg!!  It's all because you BELIEVED!!


2005-05-08 9:09 AM
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Mafia poster boy.  You have an engine that just won't quit, and you're now USING it to kick ass.  Nice race.
2005-05-08 12:23 PM
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Wow.  I've heard that Du's were more competitive than triathlons, and your race report is proof positive.  You are incredibly fast.  In most triathlons, you would have won outright with those times.  I can only dream of running 6 sub-7 minute miles.  Unreal.  Maybe I'll be asking Trixie for some speed training!
2005-05-08 9:03 PM
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DAMM!! I go away for a few days and you got EVEN FASTER?!?!?!?

Nice work dude...very nice....you're definately FAST...

2005-05-09 12:03 AM
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jkbostic - 2005-05-08 7:25 AM

However, I'm not sure what it says for me when my second 5K split was almost as fast as my first 5K.

Its says that you're one scary ass running freak of nature whom everyone wants to be like.  LOL!  Great race Greg. 

Absolutely!  I'd love to be in the same ballpark with my second run.  FANTASTIC RACE, GREG!

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