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Queensbury, New York
United States
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Total Time = 08m
Overall Rank = 4/20
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got all my stuff set up nice and early. Was first come first serve on racking the bike so I grabbed a primo spot!
Run
  • 09m 55s
  • 1.5 miles
  • 06m 37s  min/mile
Comments:

Two loop course.
Run broke out real fast and I hung with them a little bit but didn't totally concern myself with the all out sprint that they were doing. I'm a big guy so it takes a lot for me to run with the lightweights and I wanted to save some for the bike where my strength is.

I stayed consistent in my position the entire 1.5 miles. One person passed me while I passed someone else so it was good. The 3/4 mile split was a little under 5 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go slightly harder on the run.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Transition times were added to the bike as it as a manual race.

I went up one position in transition even though I fumbled with my helmet for what seemed like forever and it was probably only about 10 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

I need to learn how to swing my leg over on the bike and ride out quicker rather than stopping and stepping over.
Bike
  • 22m 27s
  • 8 miles
  • 21.38 mile/hr
Comments:

Two loop course.

I was able to catch a few people on the bike. The first two I caught almost immediately. First was within 200 yards of transition and the next was about 1/4 mile in. I didn't see anyone for a long time after that...was just open road.

Picked off my last guy at about the 7 mile mark placing me 3rd but that would come back to bite me on the second run.

What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure why I didn't but I didn't stand to climb the hills at all on such a short course..I just spun through them. Not sure if that helped or hurt me.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

I think this transition was very smooth, really wish I had the time for it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 10m 48s
  • 1.5 miles
  • 07m 12s  min/mile
Comments:

Two loop course.
I was feeling the bike on this. The first couple hundred yards I was wondering how much I had left in the tank for it. After that I started to clear up a little bit. Was very happy with the pace I was running and my position. Just wanted to keep plugging along.

On the second lap of the run the guy on the bike that I passed at mile 7 caught me and blew past me like I was standing still. He would then go on and catch the next person too! He was flying.

3rd place was in front me and I could see him but I just couldn't make up the time with such a short distance. If it had been a 5k I would have taken him down..but it wasn't. :)

The last hill leading to the finish was a bit of a bear. Really started testing my legs at this point going as hard as I did all morning.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure, I felt like I did pretty good on this.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, that's about it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Probably could have stood on the climbs and cranked them out a bit faster...but for some reason I didn't even think about that!

I finished 4th overall so I was pretty happy. I actually beat the course record by 14 seconds...except so did 3 other people just faster than me!

Event comments:

I thought Kevin (RD) did a good job. It's listed as a no-frills duathlon and that's exactly what it is. Low key, good fun. Can't ask for much more.




Last updated: 2012-05-01 12:00 AM
Running
00:09:55 | 01.5 miles | 06m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 7/20
Performance: Good
Course: Course has a couple small hills nothing to write home about
Keeping cool Drinking
T1
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
Biking
00:22:27 | 08 miles | 21.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/20
Performance:
Wind: Little
Course: Two small hills, enough to break your momentum and make you work. Rest was flat.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:10:48 | 01.5 miles | 07m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 4/20
Performance: Good
Course: Same loops as before.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2012-05-07 4:22 PM
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Fabulous race, Jeff!

Congratulations on breaking the CR...

(too bad you can't control who shows up on race day or fame would be yours!)

I've never done R/B/R and wouldn't even know how to pace for it, but a slight positive split seems right. Boy, you were flying at the beginning but sure kept it enough in check on the bike to allow for a strong run the second time.

Well done!!!

2012-05-07 9:17 PM
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Way to start the season out right!
2012-05-08 7:36 AM
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great job! nice RR, I like reading them. I have a Du Saturday, looking forward to it.
2012-05-08 8:54 AM
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Great job on beating the course record!
2012-05-10 8:47 AM
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Subject: RE: T3 Duathlon Series - Race #2

Thanks guys.  Weird feeling though breaking a record but not even reaching the podium...not that there was one for this race but to not be in the top 3 lol.

The same race is happening again on Sunday but it's mothers day! So I can't do it.  



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