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Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, England
United Kingdom
2:09 events
Total Time = 1h 30m 41s
Overall Rank = 101/247
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ride to the train, have breakfast, coffee, etc. on the train. Get a cab from the train to the race site, run a 10km in the morning (55mins - ugh!) and then have some lunch (note to self: salami in the sandwich was NOT a good idea and I did not enjoy having it revisited on me) and then go and do a duathlon. Easy peasy... yeah, right.
Event warmup:

Other than running the 10km and trying to stay warm and out of the wind? Not much.
  • 28m 29s
  • 4.5 kms
  • 06m 20s  min/km

Wind sucks. 'nuff said.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

Yay for speed laces! Booo for another race with 70mph winds to contend with.
What would you do differently?:

not much.
  • 35m 5s
  • 15 kms
  • 25.65 km/hr

I was soooooo happy to be on my bike... until the wind. That sucked. And it just didn't stop! Despite that, the bike felt pretty good, though I knew I went way too hard on it and it was going to bite me in the bum when I got out for the last run segment... but at least I beat Tony on the bike! Wheeeeee!
What would you do differently?:

Not go so hard? But if I didn't, I think I might have ended up going backwards becuase of the wind. Stoopid wind!
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

Not much to say, change the shoes and get out there!
What would you do differently?:

Nada - t'was good.
  • 35m 5s
  • 4.5 kms
  • 07m 48s  min/km

It was hell from the time I put my bike away... my legs were toast and just didn't want to work, but I somehow got through it... with a lot of walking and swearing. Mostly in my head, but a few times out loud. I also wanted to kick the one girl who went by me and said "c'mon now, pick it up!". I think she deserved to be kicked for that.
Post race
Warm down:

Get into some warm clothes, and wait for the cab while ooooohing and aaaaahing at the Ferrari's, Lotus', and other cool cars from the Top Gear lot. Sooooo purdy!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My running isn't that great to begin with... and then with that freakin' wind??? Fugget about it!

Event comments:

Would do this again if the wind would effing stop!!!

(can you sense a theme here?)

Last updated: 2011-06-01 12:00 AM
00:28:29 | 04.5 kms | 06m 20s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/247
Performance: Below average
Course: Around the air strip that's used for the Top Gear filming which was kinda cool... and flat, which was also nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:35:05 | 15 kms | 25.65 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/247
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Three laps around the air field and getting hit with the wind each and every time out. Suckage.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:35:05 | 04.5 kms | 07m 48s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/247
Course: same as before... same wind as before... same suckage as before.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-06-01 11:30 AM

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