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Tiger Duathlon - Duathlon

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
University Recreation
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 05m 21s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 27-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

1.5 Cliff Bars
Event warmup:

Virtually none :)
  • 28m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m  min/mile

Well I didn't get to warm up at all. I was to busy talking with the contestant and my fellow tri club members. I paced myself really well for this first 5k. In all of my previous du's I always did the first run to fast.

I came in from the run with minimal effort and felt really good
What would you do differently?:

Definately warm up :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s

The only reason T1 took so long was it was a REALLY LONG T1... Probably 50 extra yards... but besides that it was not a problem. I brought my milk crate to sit on while changing shoes and was the envy of all the other racers!
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 04m 20s
  • 20 miles
  • 18.65 mile/hr

This was probably the best bike I have had. I paced well and didn't over do it. I hadn't been riding much over the last four weeks so I wasn't sure how it was going do.
What would you do differently?:

I decided to do this race at the last minute. While I don't regret it, the bike is where I could have done better. I definately needed more brick workouts
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Same long transition area but we got to ride most of it this time :)
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

Well... I remember now why we do bricks.... I felt the run in my hips/butt just like on my first ever duathlon... I had to laugh at my newbie-ness.

I also got hungry on the run ... that is a first for me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked straight to the refreshment table and ate 6 chocolate chip cookies and drank a ton of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The transition from bike to run... I had forgotten how hard that is.

Event comments:

It was a very small field. Probably 30 to *maybe* 40 people. The vast majority of the participants were in shape and had nice rides. Even the old guys!

On a funny note, while we were gathered at the start the bunch of us were talking and joking around then BANG! the guns go off.... I guess they said screw that "on your marks get set" stuff.... haha! The gun surprised us all as we stood there for a split second before realizing the race had started!

Last updated: 2005-11-15 12:00 AM
00:28:00 | 03.11 miles | 09m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out and back along the River Road which is along the levee. The run seemed a little long to me (but it always does).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
01:04:20 | 20 miles | 18.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat out and back on a really "clean" road. Not a whole lot of bad spots. It was nice to have a flat course... I was worried my knee would act up but it didn't. I had been in back of the pack since the run started but I passed 6 people that were in the race (and several who were just riding on River Road)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:00 | 03.11 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Same as the first run
Keeping cool 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? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-11-15 4:23 PM

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Denham Springs
Subject: Tiger Duathlon

2005-11-16 6:42 AM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Tiger Duathlon
Hey Matt,

Good job on all 3 legs. Did the Tiger Tri last year and as I recall the bike was pretty bumpy. I can never recall being hungry at the end of a duathlon, you must being really burning it up.
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