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Mock Du - Duathlon

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Everett, WA
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 09m 30s
Overall Rank = 1/1
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Decide this morning that I might try this today when I made plans to meet a friend at the park for a bike training ride. That's about all the pre-race I did.
Event warmup:

Walked 4 minutes before starting the actual running.
  • 12m 55s
  • 1 miles
  • 12m 55s  min/mile

Don't know what else to say except -- I'm a terrible runner!!!! Though my injuries stayed at bay, I was not pain-free -- just uncomfortable and not enjoying myself. Kept thinking "why am I doing this -- it hurts!!".
What would you do differently?:

Losing weight would be a good start!
Drink water before beginning the run -- not hydrated enough.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Had to unlock the van to get the bike out, put on helmet and shoes.
What would you do differently?:

I tried having one shoe with laces out and only the velcro strap to tighten. This worked fine, and I will try training with laces out of shoes to see if it feels OK all the time. It does save me a little time.
  • 39m 42s
  • 10.2 miles
  • 15.42 mile/hr

Ride felt good. Could have pushed just a bit more.
What would you do differently?:

Use my camel back hydration system as I have done before on the bike leg. This affords me plenty of water for the entire race and I do not need more on the run leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

Had to unlock van again, put bike in and change shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Put running cap on top of running shoes so not to forget it (it was sunny today, plus I like running with a cap on).

  • 13m 14s
  • 1 miles
  • 13m 14s  min/mile

I need to get better at this, or simply give up on this endeavor!
What would you do differently?:

Not use the new small hydration pack I bought. When running, I have no time to drink, the water adds more weight to carry and sloshes around. Useless.
Post race
Warm down:

Took one minute recovery HR-- which was 32, slowly walked for abour 7 minutes, did minors stretch, just for calves.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My weight is number one factor. My need for more run training is number 2.

Event comments:

I rate the race as a 3 only because os my own performance -- it is a race I made up.

It is becoming a challenge for me to believe I should be entering races!! My running is so bad and is NO fun -- just makes me want to quit and just swim and bike. We will see how much more of the triathloning thing I continue to do after my 2 already scheduled races.

I am very glad to have done this today, but -- well, simply put -- disappointed in my ability to run.

Last updated: 2004-03-22 3:32 PM
00:12:55 | 01 miles | 12m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/1
Performance: Below average
Avg. HR: 155
Course: Paved trail along the Lowell River Park. Not very crowded so I have no excuses of having to slow down for anyone.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Time: 02:00
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:39:42 | 10.2 miles | 15.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/1
Performance: Average
Avg. HR: 154 Felt like I could have gone just a tad faster, but did not want to wear myself out for the second (already poor) run.
Wind: Headwind
Course: A flat road with only slight inclines here and there. Very light traffic. Maybe a slight tailwind on the way out which, naturally, became a headwind for the ride in!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:13:14 | 01 miles | 13m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/1
Performance: Bad
Avg HR: 167 HR was up from the other stuff I had done, added 19 seconds to the run!!
Course: Same course -- to same spot as run #1. A little increase in people (and dogs -- on leash thank goodness), but nothing of bother.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2004-03-22 3:32 PM

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