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Tri for Fun #1 Summer Duathlon Series - Duathlon

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Rancho Seco, California
United States
Total Body Fitness
Total Time = 2h 00m 40s
Overall Rank = 31/44
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 14/15
Pre-race routine:

Got to site around 6:45 picked up my race packet and claimed my transition spot on the end of the rack near run start. Hit the restroom, drank a bottle of cytomax and just took everything in. Saw ellismichael about 10 minutes before the race started and talked a little.
Event warmup:

Stretched some and jogged for about 5 minutes
  • 29m 2s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Felt really good on this run heart rate did get up pretty high though. I think I did most of this run on pure adreneline. I did walk through the aid station at the turnaround to get some water.
What would you do differently?:

nothing my best time for a 3 mile run ever :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

tried to keep it simple took a drink a water put on shoes helmet and gloves and took off.
What would you do differently?:

nothing I think it went well for my first transition ever
  • 56m 35s
  • 16 miles
  • 16.97 mile/hr

Wasn't sure how I was going to do on the bike, I haven't had that much time in the saddle recently. Course started off slightly downhill so it helped to build my confidence getting the speed up and actually passing people. About 6 miles in my calfs started cramping whenever I pushed it a little to hard. I was suprised I was able to keep the speed up and actually pass people on the hills. Overall I was very happy with bike leg even with all the cramping.
What would you do differently?:

get more comfortable drinking on the bike, maybe get a camelback get more comfortable shifting between big and small chainring.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

changed shoes fairly quickly, took a drink of cytomax and took off. Almost forgot my garmin and had to run back to the bike to get it.
What would you do differently?:

learn how to jump off the bike while still moving. Not forget my garmin.
  • 32m 18s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 46s  min/mile

Now I know why they call them bricks, my legs never felt so heavy. Had to take about 4 walk breaks in between but still had enough for a 1/4 mile sprint to the finish
What would you do differently?:

bring my fuel belt with me. do more,some, any bricks
Post race
Warm down:

drank some water walked around met up with ellismichael, madkat, cadreamer and a few others for a post race picnic. sorry if I missed anyone else I'm horrible with names. :O

What limited your ability to perform faster:

30 extra pounds I'm carrying around. Not doing any bricks. not drinking enough on the bike.

Event comments:

This was a great event for my first Duathlon. I was hoping for about 2:15 based on my training times so almost breaking 2 hrs made all the training worth it. I think I'm hooked now :)

Last updated: 2006-05-26 12:00 AM
00:29:02 | 03 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/44
Performance: Good
mile 1 9:37 mile 2 9:42 mile 3 9:43
Course: Out and back on dirt fire road, no shade at all
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Time: 01:50
Overall: Good
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:56:35 | 16 miles | 16.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/44
Wind: Some
Course: out and back outside park and onto highway 104
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:18 | 03 miles | 10m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/44
Performance: Average
hit a wrong button on my garmin and didn't get splits for this run. :(
Course: same as first run
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-12 10:35 PM

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Subject: Tri for Fun #1 Summer Duathlon Series

2006-06-14 6:58 PM
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Subject: RE: TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #1
Great job, Joe! You're no longer a multi-sport virgin! Welcome to the addiction. It was nice meeting you at the race. Thanks again for the great BBQ chicken!!!!

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