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Prospect Park Spring Duathlon - Sprint - Duathlon

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Brooklyn, New York
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 10m 10s
Overall Rank = 1/35
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/N/A
Pre-race routine:

Stand around getting soaked trying not to freeze. Prior to that, 530 am breakfast, 745 about 3/4 of a MRP bar
Event warmup:

Strides and 1/2 mile jog out. More annoying was the fact that the warm up was getting my race sneakers wet (which I preferred to start the race dry)
  • 14m 17s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

Opening run was fine, the elements were in my head, so I was cautiously running to not over do a pace that would do me in. Couldv'e run faster, but happy with the way I handled it
What would you do differently?:

Nothing under the conditions
Transition 1
  • 04m 2s

I got into T1, SOAKED and with cold and freezing hands inside soaked gloves. I wanted to put helmet on and change jacket, but I had such decreased dexterity that my hands were all but useless and this transition took FOREVER!
What would you do differently?:

Stay home on such a wet cold day? lol
If not, go with smaller gloves on run, take em off immediately and attempt barehanded.
Wear the same jacket throughout event, preferably one little heavier and waterproof so I don't become an icicle on the bike - which was a serious worry in T1 for me. I really do hate the cold
  • 32m 34s
  • 10.13 miles
  • 18.66 mile/hr

Cold, drenched ride. Did go hard because of how pissed I was from that horrible T1. Eyewear got a little foggy and was obviously wet. Fortunately I know the park so I was willing to go hard. Dry conditions I would expect average speed over 20mph
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate on the ride and get some salt in before the run. My hammies and calves are prone to cramping and with that cold weather stiffness it hits when coming off the bike
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s

I was walking/jogging bike back to the rack in total mud. You could hear the squishing around with each step
  • 16m 18s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile

As previously mentioned, it was cold, stiff calf crampiness with mud stuck all over running shoes. Took maybe 1/4 mile for extra salt and water to kick in and for me to loosen back up. First mile was a dismal 8.30 pace, second part was in the 7.30 range. Did I mention I hate the cold?
What would you do differently?:

Pray for better weather
Post race
Warm down:

Get dry, stretch, try to STAY DRY

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cold wet conditions, insufficient electrolyte and water ingestion (timing). That T1 still stuck in my head until the next du

Event comments:

The race has had it's better days and better turnouts. Overall, attendance was down some 70% because of that weather. Made finishing top pretty easy. At least I was rewarded for braving those nasty elements. I was hoping for a sub 1.06.00. Dry and warmer definitely

Last updated: 2015-04-02 12:00 AM
00:14:17 | 02 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/N/A
Overall: 3/35
Performance: Average
Course: Baby 75' hill, other than that, wet, cold run
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 04:02
Overall: Bad
Run with bike? Below average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:32:34 | 10.13 miles | 18.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/N/A
Overall: 1/35
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: It's a park route with a 175' hill, a common course for training here in NY. The North end was a bit windy with cold rain in the face.
Road:  Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:16:18 | 02 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/N/A
Overall: 1/35
Performance: Below average
Course: Same
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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