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Houston, Texas
United States
Out Loud Productions
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 38m 8s
Overall Rank = 254/400
Age Group = Clyde's
Age Group Rank = 5/10
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal with raisins
Event warmup:

stretching, rode bike from parking lot.
  • 17m 36s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 48s  min/mile

The guys took off fast. I actually ran too fast to begin the race. I ran a 8:15/mi pace the first mile and slowed it down to about 9:15/mi pace the 2nd mile.
What would you do differently?:

Be more even on the first two miles. But, it was OK the way it went. I don't think I had any adverse affects from going hard early.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

I did have to walk into T1 to get my heart rate down a bit.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 32s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.92 mile/hr

There were times I was down to 13-14 mph into strong gusty wind, then hitting 22-23 mph with it at my back.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Even though I rode the pedals in, I just walked after getting off. I've never run in socks on a wet parking lot surface, but there's a first for everything. I was worn out and my new Adamo saddle left me incredibly sore. I stopped and used the Under Armour shirt that I left by my bike as a towel to clean my socks before putting shoes on. I walked out of T2 and got a cup of water and would have quit if someone gave me $10. But, I sucked it up and kept going.
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 45s
  • 2 miles
  • 10m 53s  min/mile

I was worn out for the 2nd run. The saddle really hurt my rear/groin area so it took me about 1/4 to 1/2 mile to work the soreness out. I was struggling to keep it going, but managed to grind it out with only a few walking breaks to get my heart rate down.
What would you do differently?:

Be in Better shape!!!
Post race
Warm down:

walked a bit, talked to people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

The race was well organized and had lots of helpful volunteers. I'll do it again in the future.

Last updated: 2013-02-05 12:00 AM
00:17:36 | 02 miles | 08m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Good
Course: The day was overcast and VERY windy. It had rained before and the course was wet.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:48.4
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:56:32 | 15 miles | 15.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: It was a 3 lap course that wound around Bear Creek park. Flat with a moderately wet surface.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:25
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:45 | 02 miles | 10m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Below average
Course: Same run course as the first run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 4

2013-02-16 10:58 AM

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Houston, Texas
Subject: Du the Polar Bear

2013-02-16 1:04 PM
in reply to: #4624921

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Hollister, CA
Subject: RE: Du the Polar Bear
Sound cold, but fun. Good job. Have a DU next month. Won't have the wind factor. (Let's hope!)
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