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Houston, Texas
United States
Out Loud Productions
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 29m 42s
Overall Rank = 218/308
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 9/12
Pre-race routine:

Had this on my schedule but didn't sign up since training had been sporadic due to neck/spine injury. Decided to run it when I found out length was 2/15/2. Bro came down from Dallas for his first race so that made it more fun.

Coffee and Gatorade pre beforehand.
Event warmup:

Quick jog to warm up before transition closed
  • 16m 30s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 15s  min/mile

Started fast with rest of wave, slowly fell back. HR built steadily from 165-185, still need more conditioning/endurance. Good overall pace for me!
What would you do differently?:

More run training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s

Garmin: 2:40 (.14 mile) Hit lap at start/finish not beginning of transition.
  • 51m 20s
  • 15 miles
  • 17.53 mile/hr

Averaged 18.1 mph (16:30/5 miles) on first two loops, fell to 16.9 mph (17:50) on last loop. HR fell whole ride, maybe I didn't push as hard as I should have, but really felt beat on last loop.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, hadn't ridden in 3 weeks.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s
  • 18m 39s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Walked 1 minute at 6 min and 12 min mark, difference in 1st and 2nd run times.
Post race
Warm down:

jog and stretch achilles. Monster milk then homebrew with homies, Ron Stitt, Christy Santonio, Doug. Pics with Doug, Paige and Christy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough/consistent training.

Event comments:

Good local race, organized and well run.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2012-01-09 12:00 AM
00:16:30 | 02 miles | 08m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 0/308
Performance: Good
Messed up the start on new 910XT. Hit enter then time! Garmin: 15:18 (1.8 miles) Avg HR: 178 bpm Max HR: 185 bpm Training Effect : 4.1 Avg Run Cadence: 88 spm Max Run Cadence: 94 spm
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:51.6
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:51:20 | 15 miles | 17.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 0/308
Performance: Below average
Garmin: 51:14 (15.03 miles) Avg HR: 168 bpm Max HR: 182 bpm Training Effect : 5.0 No cadence meter, tried to scan but too many nearby to pick it up.
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:22
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:39 | 02 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 0/308
Performance: Average
Garmin: 18:39 (1.93 miles) Avg HR: 169 bpm Max HR: 176 bpm Training Effect : 5.0 Avg Run Cadence: 87 spm Max Run Cadence: 93 spm
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2012-02-27 9:08 AM

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Subject: Du the Polar Bear

2012-02-27 1:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Du the Polar Bear

Nice Job and thanks for the beer.



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