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Fishers, New York
United States
Town of Victor Parks and Recreation
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 28m 25s
Overall Rank = 108/112
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Wake about 6:30, shower & dress for weather. AM coffee in lobby, PB&J sandwich packed from home.
Event warmup:

A few jogs across the field with the warmup exercises I did earlier in the week.

Visit with ART therapist who worked on my right psoas. Felt good, nice and loose, no pain.
  • 23m 10s
  • 2 miles
  • 11m 35s  min/mile

The pack totally ran away from me from the first 50 feet on! I kept a small group in sight in front of me which was comforting. Hills not too bad, I think I walked just one.
What would you do differently?:

More run workouts!
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

For this short DU, I should have put on pedals with cages. Lost a lot of time changing shoes, but also ditching layers of clothing. 45 degrees & rainy, but really overheated on the run.
  • 37m 59s
  • 9.2 miles
  • 14.53 mile/hr

Seat adjusted a little too low, bike not shifting right. Short of a tune up the night before, it was working fine 2 days before. Must have gotten knocked around a bit in the back of the van.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. better training, nothing specific. Measure saddle height and mark it, use pedals with cages to speed transition.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Same probs as T1, shoe changes wasted time.
  • 24m 23s
  • 2 miles
  • 12m 11s  min/mile

Impressed with pace in spite of the walking that I did.
Post race
Warm down:

Change clothes, eat pasta, shiver

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, weather, transition changes.

Event comments:

Organization fantastic for first year race. Scads of volunteers, PD & FD to help, road closures, well marked, smiling faces everywhere. Great raffle at end. BEST awards I've ever seen, gold, silver & bronze railroad spikes!

Last updated: 2005-10-25 12:00 AM
00:23:10 | 02 miles | 11m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 106/112
Performance: Average
Course: 2 mile loop through woods, some roots a few hills. Great scout troop with water at mile 1.
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Below average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:37:59 | 9.2 miles | 14.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 99/112
Performance: Average
Course: Not sure this was a full 10 miles. Pace from official results say 14.5 mph, so it must have been a little shorter. OR I was going faster, but I doubt it. Graded rail trails, could have used less knobby tires, cyclocross bike would have been perfect. One section of rutted muddy fields where I got a little distance on the pack of women I was with.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:34
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:23 | 02 miles | 12m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 100/112
Performance: Average
Course: SAme as first loop, only this time the trails were getting really slick. Had to walk first & subsequent hills due to loss of traction and fatigue.
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-10-25 12:41 AM

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Subject: Black Diamond Duathlon

2005-10-25 7:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Black Diamond Duathlon

Great Race!!

You did well to pace yourself and not get sucked into those running faster than you at the start. Super on the bike....ah next time bring a different bike?

Fun race...isn't it nice when a new race or any race is executed well?

Keep up your training and watch out for next year!

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