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Smithville, Texas
United States
Austin Duathletes
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 11m 59s
Overall Rank = 9/57
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Changed flat tire on car en route to race. Based on time, I could have a fall back career as pit crew.

This race format was 10 mile bike, 3 mile run, 10 mile bike, so the results below may look skewed.

The runs below are bike split sand the bike split is actually my run.
Event warmup:

20 minute run.
  • 23m 48s
  • 9 miles
  • 02m 38s  min/mile

Probably could have pushed a bit harder.
Transition 1
  • 00m 25s

This was actually going from bike to run.

My transition times were basically the same as the firts place guy, so no room for improvement here.
  • 23m 10s
  • 3 miles
  • 7.77 mile/hr

This was my fastest pace at a race yet.

Around mile 1, someone caught me. She settled in to my pace. If I lifted, she lifted. When I slowed to let her lead, she slowed. So I kicked. I got a little gap but then she out kicked me. I don't know why she had decided to pace off of me when she was faster.
What would you do differently?:

This was my fastest run in a race since college (20 years ago). I just need to keep working and improving.
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s
  • 24m 6s
  • 9 miles
  • 02m 41s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Based on the time trial I would do later in the day, I had more room to push harder and did not utilize it.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank Endurox, and started hitting the protein. I had a road bike time trial later in the day to get ready for.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mental. I need to get cozier with that burning felling.

Event comments:

This is the first time that Run-Far has botched timing an event. The age groups for the men are a mess. Guys who should have placed were in the wrong age group.

Guys who did place had times that should not have been a placing.

At the awards, the guys called up in my AG were slower than me. But then I get called up in the next AG. I'm not sure how the results actually are shaking out.

Last updated: 2009-11-01 12:00 AM
00:23:48 | 09 miles | 02m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 9/57
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flay with a few false flats. Road surface varied from bad to really bad.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:25
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:23:10 | 03 miles | 7.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/57
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:25
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:06 | 09 miles | 02m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 0/57
Course: Same as first bike loop. Horrible surface quality.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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]

2009-11-01 11:11 AM

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