General Discussion Race Reports! » Du the Bear Duathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Du the Bear Duathlon - DuathlonStandard

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Houston, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 08m 47s
Overall Rank = 132/233
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Since this was my first event I only knew what to expect from reading about it. Overall I think it went extremely well and I'm happy with the result!

Got to bed before 10pm, woke up at 5am. Had a muscle milk and some water w/ regular vitaman pak. Tried to go #2, no joy. Biggest worry was having to go on the course (wasn't a problem) but I made sure to hit the can a couple of times before the start.

Event warmup:

First to the rack so took the front spot, marked rack with a Jazz Fest bandana. Decided to just leave bike shoes out (no towel), wore gloves for start, helmet on bike.

Jogged in place while chatting with the guys at my rack, then stretched while listening to pre-race instructions. No running/riding beforehand. Forgot to take Gatoraid gel before start.

Ended up sprinting to the start after last portacan trip!

Do differently:
1) Early morning poop, can you change your schedule?
2) Put all my valuables in backpack with lock, next time leave wallet in car.

NOTE: Times are from posted sheet, mine varied for splits but overall was right on.

  • 17m 15s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile

Garmin - 16:10.50/1.8 miles. Pretty good run, I tried to hold back and even though I wasn't watching the Garmin I used the HR alarm to throttle back. I was trying to just get to the bike and paced with a 70 yo. He was close at the finish, too (1:11).
What would you do differently?:

Just need more endurance and speed work. Did better than expected with an 8.4 pace versus 10'ish for training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Garmin - 3:04 for T1.

Need to work with bike shoes, running with them suck and I couldn't find the pedals to clip in!

What would you do differently?:

Run shoe lace got knotted, cost me 30 secs.

  • 31m 10s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.25 mile/hr

Garmin - 30.16.27/9.98 miles/19.8 mph

Felt good on the bike, I had problems out of T1 getting into the clips, passed by a girl right out of the chute. Once I got going not too many guys pass except pointy heads, otherwise I was able to pass a number of people (mainly clydesdales and athenas on 1st loop).
What would you do differently?:

Maybe I could have got more on the bike, but I'm happy with 19+ (expected 18 mph) and run off the bike sucked, so I might have overdone it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

Garmin - 1.31.58

Might have to look into tri shoes, watched the girl next to me dismount coming in and she smoked me from the stop line to the rack.
  • 17m 38s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

Garmin - 17:48.22/1.87 miles

Need to work on running off the bike, I lost my breath and that was scary! Backed off and was able to finish, had to push myself to the turnaround. After getting encouraged by a 13 yo boy and then passed by 11 yo Kaytlynn Welsch, I pushed harder to the finish, made a good push to the finish line!

Thanks Doug and Lisa for coming out to cheer me on!
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching, take fluids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More aerobic capacity required.

Event comments:

Good event, was run well and no problems. Not sure where they rank but compared to OnUrLeft they have some ground to make up. Great first race and met some nice people and had a good time!

Last updated: 2011-08-24 12:00 AM
00:17:15 | 02 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
HR Avg: 167
Course: Out and back, cool morning so not too bad.
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:20.8
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:31:10 | 10 miles | 19.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
HR Avg: 165 Never really felt like I pushed it.
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty smooth and open, it was a little tight with more than 2-3 people but not as bumpy as expected. Had to be careful on some turns because of sand and gravel.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23.5
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:17:37.5 | 02 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 163 Coming off the bike, in first few hundred meters I had tight chest and hard time breathing. HR was 167, max for 2nd half of the race. Need to chill a little for start.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 3

2011-10-02 4:45 PM

User image

Subject: Du the Bear Duathlon
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Du the Bear Duathlon Rss Feed