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Pelham, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 19m 52s
Overall Rank = 55/140
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

Up early for the drive to Birmingham... coffee and an almond butter and sugar free raspberry jelly sandwich on Ezekial bread for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Light stretching and easy, short jog.
  • 25m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 14s  min/mile

Started the run at my own pace... felt comfortable and did not worry about what others were doing... 2.3 miles into the run my right IT band let me know it was still there but I pressed on. The last 3/4 mile of the run was on a single track trail... very scenic but hard to pass others and required a lot of diligence to prevent turning an ankle.
4/9 AG and 78/140 Overall
What would you do differently?:

Not a bad start for me given my physical conditioning to this point as well as IT band issues.
Transition 1
  • 00m 58s

Missed the right pedal not once or twice... but THREE times! First race of the year and T1 proved to be a bit rusty!
What would you do differently?:

Clip in faster to get up to speed more quickly.
  • 40m 3s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.58 mile/hr

I threw the chain off the front on a double shift up the last climb at 10.5 miles... cost me some time but overall it was my fastest split on this particular course.
2/9 AG and 28/140 Overall
What would you do differently?:

Not throw the chain... also... I had a GU Chocolate Outrage on the way back... which is my favorite flavor... but then chased it with Lemon Lime electrolyte drink... NOT a good combination.
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

T2 again was rusty... I decided to not ride in with feet on top of shoes just because I had not yet practiced it this year.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more!
  • 12m 24s
  • 1.55 miles
  • 08m  min/mile

A good 2nd run for me... once we exited the woods I was able to really open up my gate and cruised the last 1/2 mile at a fast pace.
Post race
Warm down:

NutriGrain bar and OJ

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Back and neck issues, IT Band issue, Current physical conditioning not optimal for racing yet.

55/140 overall
2/9 AG

Event comments:

Team Magic runs a great event and Bike Link is an exceptional sponsor.

Last updated: 2012-01-31 12:00 AM
00:25:32 | 03.1 miles | 08m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 78/140
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:40:03 | 12.4 miles | 18.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 28/140
Performance: Good
Course: Tough course because of the hills but one that I am very familiar with... out and back with a couple of good climbs.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:56
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:12:24 | 01.55 miles | 08m  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 55/140
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back but trail portion was on the front side this time... again it was hard to pass and I got trapped behind 3 other runners until we exited the woods. 2/9 AG and 55/140 Overall
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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] 2

2012-03-26 12:13 PM

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Prattville, AL
Subject: Powerman Alabama Double Oak Duathlon

2012-03-26 12:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Powerman Alabama Double Oak Duathlon
Nice bike split!  Sad I had to miss this one.
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