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Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course - Duathlon

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Cary, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
Total Time = 1h 44m 13s
Overall Rank = 57/126
Age Group = F50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/9
Pre-race routine:

Packet Pickup on Friday

I got up early (4:30) on Saturday morning to walk Zoe and load up my gear. I ate a bagel with peanut butter and had a banana. I was out the door at 5:15 or so and arrived at the race site, USA Baseball, before 5:45, including a stop at Starbucks just after they opened. The transition area opened at 5:30 (and closed at 6:45).

The last two years, this race was the USAT Long Course Du Nationals. This year that event moves to Miami and the event in Cary is quite a bit smaller.

Since I have a race coming up in two weeks, I am signed up for the Short Course this time around.

It as 54 degrees at the start but rapidly warmed to the 70s.
Event warmup:

Set up transition. Short, very run. dynamic warm up, leg swings.

It as 52 degrees at the start but rapidly warmed to the 70s.
  • 21m 18s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

The first run went well and I got settled in.

Race started late and in kind of a stupid way. I was running the short course. The long course athletes did the run course 2x, they started short course athletes 15 minutes after long course athletes, as the front runners from the long course race were running toward the turn around which was also the start of the short course race. Then they decided to start the short course men an women separately and the women found out when they started and had to return to the start line. This should have been announced during the pre race meeting.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s
  • 57m 12s
  • 17.6 miles
  • 18.46 mile/hr

I've done the long course even before but never the short course one here. I really enjoyed the short course bike route!
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
  • 22m 42s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

The second run went well, better than expected. I didn't really hold back on the bike and I wasn't sure how the second run would go.
Post race
Event comments:

This year’s event was good. I enjoyed the run in Brooks Park course.

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Last updated: 2018-04-13 12:00 AM
00:21:18 | 02.5 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 63/126
Performance: Good
Course: The run will be 2.5 miles out and back with small rolling hills and one short, steep one.. 90% of the run was in Brooks Park and the neighboring USA Baseball with an out and back section on Green Level School Road.
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:45
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:57:12 | 17.6 miles | 18.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 53/126
Wind: Little
Course: The 17.6 mile long course bike course will ride along many familiar roads to local cyclists. The ride will feature fast, flat, rolling and climbing sections and multiple views of Lake Jordan
Road:  Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:42 | 02.5 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 59/126
Performance: Good
Course: Same as the first run
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2018-05-01 10:29 AM

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Raleigh, NC area
Subject: Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course

2018-05-01 4:51 PM
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Englewood, Florida
Subject: RE: Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course

Great job, 1st in your AG. WooHoo!!!

2018-05-02 10:47 AM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: RE: Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course

Sounds like a fun day, other than the false start. Congrats on 1st!!!!!!!!!!!

2018-05-04 10:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Cary Du Classic Long Course and Short Course

Great job, Janyne!!  You survived the clusterbumble at the first run start and went on to win your AG, how awesome!  Very nice pictures, too.

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