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Waxhaw, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 22m 53s
Overall Rank = 16/143
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/13
Pre-race routine:

Awoke at 4am, out the door at 4:50. Pit stop in Rockingham to take a leak. Pit stop in Monroe for stop "#2". At race site by 7:50. Got bib and packet, and proceeded to unload to transition. Beautiful morning, but chilly.
Event warmup:

Once I got TA set up, I went for a short leg-stretch ride, 5 minutes out and 5 back. Then a very short run (3ish minutes out, 3 back with a few strides to get the legs moving. Total warmup time 16 minutes or so.
  • 12m 56s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

Man, fast run field. I tried to position well for entry into the woods, but didn't get clear of folks I needed to before the first bottlenecks. Not a big deal.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not as hard on the outbound, cause I was pretty gassed on the return.
Transition 1
  • 00m 41s

Better than plan, in out gone.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much, this was pretty good. 24th fastest overall, 4th AG.
  • 54m 49s
  • 18.63 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

Got out of TA good, but first female was hot on my trail, and passed me pretty soon. Then more kept coming. I think at least 10 passed me on the bike...:(
What would you do differently?:

Stronger bike!!!
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

I had trouble mentally getting biking shoes off and running shoes on. Seriously had to work on focusing on what came next. It was surreal, and not expected. I will be working on T2 in coming weeks.

73rd overall, 7th AG. Man, this was awful.
What would you do differently?:

See above.
  • 13m 31s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

Pickin' off the cyclists that rode past me. Pleased with a 1AG run2. Overall winner went even run 1 to run 2.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder. I had too much gas in the tank at the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Went back to bike in and cheered on other racers for 10-15 minutes, then went in to break down transition. Packed it all up, then went to hang out at race finish and cheer in other racers. Slice of pizza, a mini-bagel and PB, and a banana (why was I so hungry???). Results went up, saw I was 3AG, so hung around :) Cheered in last finisher, then awards started.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike. Bike. Bike. Need more speed.

Event comments:

Fun race. Looking forward to Greenville in March.

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Last updated: 2012-01-03 12:00 AM
00:12:56 | 02 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 11/143
Performance: Below average
6:11 out, 6:44 back
Course: SQUISHY trail run, very wet, running in the Wave Mushas (not a trail shoe)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:41
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:54:49 | 18.63 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 29/143
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Lots of rollers, but a couple of true climbs, with wind, it was quite annoying. I'm still struggling on power output on the bike. I see a fit in my future.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:13:31 | 02 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 8/143
Performance: Good
6:43 out, 6:51 back. Woo hoo, fastest 2nd run for my AG.
Course: same as run 1
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2012-02-26 7:29 PM

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Apex, NC
Subject: Charlotte Duathlon

2012-02-27 8:02 AM
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N Carolina
Subject: RE: Charlotte Duathlon
Congrats!!!  I've never done a "du".  Maybe I'll give it a shot one day....sounds like fun!!!!!
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