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Lakeland, Tennessee
United States
Start 2 Finish
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 17m 21s
Overall Rank = 55/176
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/19
Pre-race routine:

Packed everything the night before, so I just woke up, and took a hot shower to get loosened up a little. Did not really feel that great this morning and wasn't looking forward to the race, figured it was just pre race nerves. There was a group of friends racing with me from church and work and I wanted to beat them all.
Event warmup:

Got my transition setup, body marking and my timing chip. Did a little run around the mall to warm up, hung out with alot of friends and the wife and kids.
Run
  • 14m 14s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

The run started off bad, I thought I was going a decent pace then realized I was already in the back of the pack, which really surprised me. I then had to decide if I was going to bust ass to get back to the middle of the pack or to just continue and bust it on the bike.I wanted to stay around 14 minutes (which I did) and thought I would be in a good situation. I knew I would have to motor on the bike due to the poor 1st leg of the race.
What would you do differently?:

Started off faster, seeing me in the back of the pack so soon really played with my mind.
Transition 1
  • 00m 52s
Comments:

T1 went ok except I could not figure out why my helmet did not fit correctly and then a race official yelled "it's on backwards" which really made me feel like an idiot, but that just goes to show the type of race I was having. Other than that, I was happy.
What would you do differently?:

helmet on correctly!
Bike
  • 44m 49s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.08 mile/hr
Comments:

The bike went fairly good, I was able to pass alot of people. I knew I had to make up time since my run was so crappy, so I went harder than I wanted. I was familiar with this course so there were not any surprises.
What would you do differently?:

get to the bike segment faster by having a better 1st run.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s
Comments:

T2 went smooth
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Run
  • 16m 51s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

This second run was harder and really pushed me to the wall. I honestly thought I was going to throw up running up the last hill. By this time I knew I was not going to hit my time goal, so I just had to keep pushing.
What would you do differently?:

It just wasn't my day running
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a Powerade and coke and walked around, hugged the wife and kids and cheered on my friends who were still racing. Cheered on Jake and Jared as they did the kids 1 mile fun run (Jake in 8 min, Jared in 8:39) They rocked it.
I still beat last years time, but not by as much as I had hoped.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure what my problem was today but I just did not have anything in the tank while running.

Event comments:

3rd time I have done this race, and each time I get faster. Looking forward to 2010.




Last updated: 2009-08-05 12:00 AM
Running
00:14:14 | 02 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/19
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Below average
Course: Down and out a road, which was mainly rolling hills, then back up and around the outlet mall.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
T1
Time: 00:52
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Biking
00:44:49 | 15 miles | 20.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: two turnarounds, fairly hilly
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:16:51 | 02 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/19
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Below average
Course: Down and out a road, which was mainly roling hills, then back up and around the outlet mall.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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] 4

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2009-09-28 10:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Los Locos Duathlon
Great job!  I would be very happy with those times.  You ran a 7:07 pace and you are not happy!?  And an 8:26 after the bike sounds good to me as well.  That was funny (not reallyLaughing) about the bike helmet.  Good times by the kiddos!
2009-09-28 9:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Los Locos Duathlon
Way to stick it out!  I'm jealous of your times. =) The helmet trouble was definitely a teachable moment and I'm sure you won't have that problem again.   Nice job! 
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