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Woodbine, Maryland
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 40m 49s
Overall Rank = 218/389
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 16/39
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, water, hard boiled eggs on the ride to the park. Bagel with peanut butter and a banana about an hour before the start.
Event warmup:

Walking, light calisthenics, hacky-sack kicks, hops, etc.
  • 21m 18s
  • 2 miles
  • 10m 39s  min/mile

Run 1 went about as well as I could have hoped. This is my first full
year of running (ever), so I don't expect to set the road on fire with my
speed. I've grown used to my "back of the pack" placings. Still, I was
happy with what I posted for the 2 miles.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s
  • 1h 29m 9s
  • 26 miles
  • 17.50 mile/hr

Bike is my favorite leg. My previously frozen water bottles had long
since thawed, but they were wet and I was wetter. It was a hot, sticky,
drippy ride and the damp air offered no drying for all the moving I did.
My bike was a disgusting mess by the end of it. Roads were wet and I
probably spent as much time looking for a dry line as anything*. The
second 13-mile lap was noticeably quieter as the faster folks began their
run. I was just under my estimated time, so that was good.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

Glug, glug. Quick last-second drain on the water bottle. Helmet off.
Hat on. Bike shoes off. Running shoes on, and away I go.
Place: 109.
  • 47m 11s
  • 4 miles
  • 11m 48s  min/mile

Run 2 kicked my butt. Don't know what else to say...other than I
probably walked more of that 4-mile route than I should have. Everyone
around me spent the uphill portions walking. I chatted with many of the
folks around me...I think we bonded through a mutually shared adversity!
With a run 2 placement of 290, in spite of everything, I improved my placement with my second run, or rather, others suffered worse on the second run than I.
Post race
Warm down:

Muscle Milk, walking, hanging

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and humidity. They were oppressive.

Event comments:

Photos courtesy of HillSlugger

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Last updated: 2011-02-09 12:00 AM
00:21:18 | 02 miles | 10m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 352/389
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Time: 01:49
Overall: Good
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:29:09 | 26 miles | 17.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 137/389
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Wet roads from overnight rain. Lots of folks flatted, fortunately, I was not one of them.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:11 | 04 miles | 11m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/39
Overall: 290/389
Course: 2 laps of the same route as Run1.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2011-08-10 12:25 PM

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