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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 55m 34s
Overall Rank = 4/79
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

An hour and half drive to race. Got to race checked in and set up transition area and then sat in car due to cold weather (44 degrees and windy) waiting for it to get closer to race time.
Event warmup:

30min before race time walked over to pre race meeting. After meeting did some dynamic stretching and ran about 1.5 mile warm up. Last quarter mile worked in several strides.
  • 12m 38s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 19s  min/mile

Goal was to run keep slightly slower than 5k pace for first 2 miles. Fell behind a tall runner in the first couple hundred yards and drafted off of him through the heavy headwinds at the beginning of the race. Several times he tried to pick up the pace to lose me but I just kept pace with him until we made it through the headwinds at which time I passed him.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I felt like I paced really well and had a lot left in the tank for the rest of the race.
Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

Had real troubles in transition. Everybody had to place bike into transition rack by the back wheel. When I pulled out my bike it caught a road bikes handle bars that was racked right next to mine and pulled it out of transition rack. I had to take time to place bike back into rack before I took off. During this time I had 1 pass me that I beat into T1.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I could do. Transition racks were so close together it was just really hard to get the bike out.
  • 28m 35s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.99 mile/hr

Once I got on the bike I took my 910 of my wrist and put onto bike. Normally when racing the only data I show is time, HR, and cadence. I normally pay a lot of attention to my cadence and try and keep cadence in mid 80's. I have a bad habit of getting cadence up in the 90's and when in the 90's my speed is usually slower. I've been riding my road bike lately and forgot to set cadence up on tri bike before race so I was unable to see cadence. So I decided to not even look at computer and just ride. The course had 2 turn arounds in the middle of the road at each end of the course. I lost a lot of time on both turn arounds making the turn. Although I was only passed once during the race so I felt like it was a good bike leg for me. Time on the indoor trainer is starting to pay off.
What would you do differently?:

Practice turn arounds in the middle of a road and make sure bike computer is set up before race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s
  • 12m 41s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 20s  min/mile

Run went well passed 1 on the run and never got passed. I was really excited to see that my second run split was only 3 seconds slower than my first. Although this leg was all out I had nothing left in the tank.
Post race
Event comments:

Great race. Any race that has free beer and hotdogs at the end has to be a winner.

Last updated: 2013-10-20 12:00 AM
00:12:38 | 02 miles | 06m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 4/79
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 00:56
Overall: Below average
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:28:35 | 10 miles | 20.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/9
Overall: 6/79
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Flat course that had two turn arounds in the middle of the road on each end of the course. Course was set up right along the edge of the lake and had strong gusts of wind coming off lake.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:12:41 | 02 miles | 06m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 3/79
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-10-26 12:10 PM

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Subject: Fall Classic Duathlon - Short Course

2013-10-26 5:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Fall Classic Duathlon - Short Course
Great consistency, well done! And kudos to you for taking the time to put that other bike back up.
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