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Saratoga Springs, New York
United States
Total Time = 1h 36m 46s
Overall Rank = 41/224
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

Forgot to have breakfast so I ate the bar that was in the was that NASTY!
Event warmup:

Was really trying to help Mandy with the boys so I didn't get one at all which didn't seem to hinder my performance.
  • 21m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

I started about 3-4 rows from the front of the pack as last year I got stuck in the crowd and I didn't want that to happen again.

This was a FAST run. Seemed like everyone was moving. I was hoping for about 22-23 so I was right on pace with it but it sure seemed faster than that.

Last half or so a guy was pacing himself with me so we chatted a bit during the run just to break it up a little bit.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 45s

I was in and out in a hurry and was very happy with that. Where I was racked no one was back yet so there were tons of bikes. Took me a couple extra seconds to find the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Mental note for next time to look for the green tires...that's how I ended up spotting it.
  • 51m 48s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

I moved as much as I can on this. First lap was fast as it was breaking out and letting loose at first. Started to settle in on the second loop a little bit but started to wonder about the pace I was keeping and being able to hold it and do the next 5k.

I knew I was catch a lot of people on this as cycling is my strength.
What would you do differently?:

Be a little more aggressive on the climbs. A few of them I found myself just spinning up rather than attacking for such a short course.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

I was in and OUT! I had the 5th fastest time for transition. When I got back NO one in my area was back so it took me a little bit to find my spot. I think I could have easily cut a couple extra seconds off if I knew EXACTLY where I was located.

What would you do differently?:

Thinking next time of wrapping a bright piice of tape around the rack that can be spotted a ways away.
  • 21m 56s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 03s  min/mile

It was starting to get hot! I had no idea what time time splits were so I wasn't sure how fast I was going but I knew I was running hard. The winner and I crossed paths about 5 minutes in so I knew I was doing pretty good with my pace and he wasn't THAT far ahead. Obviously I wasn't going to catch him but it's not like had finished the race yet (Which he's done...)

Just kept plugging along and grinding away.
What would you do differently?:

When I saw the results I was very happy with my time as it was only 16 seconds slower that the first 5k. Made me wonder if I could have used a little bit more on the bike.
Post race
Event comments:

They do a good job and I would recommend this race to everyone.

Last updated: 2012-05-16 12:00 AM
00:21:40 | 03.11 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 68/224
Course: Almost all flat. There were a couple small inclines of 1-2%...nothing bad but just enough to know they were there.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Bad
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:51:48 | 18.64 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 35/224
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Couple small rollers, nothing to shake a stick at but enough to break the momentum that you built on the flats or slight downhills. Nasty hill part way through but it's short and sweet...except it's a 3 loop course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:56 | 03.11 miles | 07m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 52/224
Performance: Good
Course: Same course as before.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-05-28 6:29 AM

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Ballston Spa, NY
Subject: Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon

2012-05-28 12:41 PM
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South Windsor, CT
Subject: RE: Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon

nice job Jeff-you were MOVING!

it is more difficult to hold pace when the weather gets hotter and I expect the training volume for IMLP could have some effect but, overall, NICE race!

that bike time is just sensational, wow

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