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Du State Du - Duathlon

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Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, Illinois
2nd Place Age Group finish, 50-54
57F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 10m 46s
Overall Rank = 31/153
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had a big breakfast at 4:15 a.m.. Oat/nut cereal with yogurt, banana and two slices of toast. Drank one 12 ounce bottle of Accelerade on way to race.
Event warmup:

Ran 1 mile, biked 2 miles, stretched
  • 12m 42s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 21s  min/mile

First mile was the warmup. Once my HR got going, it was smooth sailing.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

No splits for the transitions, but by my watch I was about 1:30.
  • 45m 29s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.79 mile/hr

I'm guessing that my August schedule took something away from my bike. My 10-day vacation left me with only two rides for the month of August before this race, so I think I dropped some strength.
What would you do differently?:

Skip vacation? No chance in hell!!
Transition 2
  • 00m

No splits available. By my watch T2 was about 45 secs
  • 12m 35s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 17s  min/mile

Started to lose a little steam in mile 4, and continue to feel a shoulder cramp only during heavy exertion during races.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, banana, grapes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The bike

Event comments:

This is a great race in a great setting.

Last updated: 2004-08-18 12:00 AM
00:12:42 | 02 miles | 06m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 40/153
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:45:29 | 15 miles | 19.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 29/153
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Yikes! Came out of the chute like a banshee and took the first turn too fast and too wide - scooted off into a wet, grassy drainage swail, skidding a bit as I braked, but then got her turned onto the blacktop with minimal time loss. Three HUGE hills, which really killed the averages. Still, disappointed with the bike. I am 1 or 2 in my age group in the run, but I was 3.5 minutes slower than the first place guy in the bike. Don't know what he's riding or if he has hot wheels or what, but the bike will be my focus this winter. Interestingly, I ranked 40th in the run and 29th overall in the bike, so I passed a lot of faster runners/slower riders, but my bike pace still is not where it needs to be if I want to take a first.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:12:35 | 02 miles | 06m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 32/153
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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

2004-08-18 9:45 AM

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2004-08-18 10:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Du State Du

Well Done Kevin!

2004-08-21 9:28 AM
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