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Pelicanman Duathlon - Duathlon

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Chalmette, Louisiana
United States
Chalmette Track Club
90F / 32C
Total Time = 57m 6s
Overall Rank = 13/100
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/
Pre-race routine:

Got up, made porridge and ate it with a bit of honey, also a big glass of water and a banana about an hour before the race.
Event warmup:

Jogged about a mile total with some stretching.
  • 13m 16s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 38s  min/mile

Paced myself pretty well, but could've picked it up a little bit earlier on in the run. I didn't want to overcook it too early.

What would you do differently?:

Not much, it actually went pretty close to plan. Maybe kicked it a bit harder earlier, but I was right about the pace I wanted to run.
Transition 1
  • 01m 1s

The T1 time wasn't great, but I wanted to make sure I got everything right (and I did). Previous Du's I've messed something up in transition that's hampered me today I had my act together and did everything I wanted to do.
What would you do differently?:

Practice to do it faster!!
  • 27m 27s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.86 mile/hr

I also didn't have a speedo on my bike for the entire ride...I forgot to check the sensor to pickup gap...more fool me!

I went out at over 23mph average but ended up just a shade under 22. Not what I wanted to be at, but not far off - 0.5mph roughly.

Passed a few, got passed once...not bad.
What would you do differently?:

Just more training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Exactly the same approach and the same time in transition as T1...consistent!

My bike did fall over and I had to pick it up after racking...not good!
What would you do differently?:

See above
  • 14m 21s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 11s  min/mile

It was hot! Just didn't get it going the way I wanted to but did pick up a couple of places and not lose any...I guess everyone was feeling the heat!
What would you do differently?:

Bricks, bricks and more bricks...bricks do the trick!
Post race
Warm down:

Drinking some gatorade, beer and water...ate a banana.

Walked for about 10 mins.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My butt cheek! Yesterday, while trying to demonstrate the finer points of shooting at soccer, I tweaked my right glute! Not a good thing to do and it gave me a little trouble through the race.

Event comments:

The race got going on time and was well put together. There was a bunch of hanging around after the fact though prior to prize-giving.

Last updated: 2009-09-27 12:00 AM
00:13:16 | 02 miles | 06m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 20/100
Performance: Good
HR climbed up to the low 180's and held there.
Course: Pretty flat out and back one mile.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:27:27 | 10 miles | 21.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 17/100
Performance: Good
HR in the mid-high 170s throughout.
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back 5 miles. Sadly the back was into the wind and knocked my average speed down a bit.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:21 | 02 miles | 07m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 13/100
Performance: Below average
HR skied into the mid 190s coming out of T2...not good. Took me a long time to get myself going and it didn't really happen properly.
Course: Same as first run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-27 12:56 PM

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