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Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon - Duathlon

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Oakdale, Minnesota
United States
Vacation Sports
Total Time = 1h 43m 2s
Overall Rank = 256/376
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/40
Pre-race routine:

Toast and PB, Starbuck's doubleshot light in a can. Missed my banana unfortunately. Drove out to site early to get a decent spot on the rack. The race was in the far back of a reserve, so I wondered if I was going the right way.
Event warmup:

Try to jog a bit, but then the start was late and the whole thing was pointless. Warmed up on the first run.
  • 26m 36s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

Again foiled by hills, but generally a fast run for me so I can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

Brought along water because I was thirsty right away and I haven't mastered the whole cup of water thing.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

A little too slow apparently, but getting on the bike went great.
What would you do differently?:

Hustle quicker to my spot, practice getting into the shoes better. Have my nutrition already ON the bike.
  • 45m 55s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 17.64 mile/hr

I thought the bike went great. At the start, the RD said it was 14 miles. But the results says 13 at the top but using the MPH on results it works out to 13.5 so I'm going with that. So, who knows. I passed MANY people and felt strong. I love my bike and especially my new aerobottle.
What would you do differently?:

Get bike computer setup so I had a clue about what I was doing. I have a new one, but we couldn't get the sensor to read. Basically it was just a clock.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

Considering my family was standing right by transition to distract me, this went pretty well.
  • 27m 56s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Brought water this time, which was wise. This was tough for me and I cannot believe the time, although I'm pretty sure the course was short of 3 miles. Anyway, glad I managed to jog the whole way which was my goal.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out a way to conserve more energy for the second run. Although I guess it was on par, just slightly slower than the first run which is expected.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched out my legs a bit and tried to keep moving until I cooled down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough of the right kind of training, no bricks, etc.

Event comments:

I liked the course, but the organization was bit casual. Definitely didn't start on time, although they kept on schedule once they did start. My one wish is they had done a better job of signage through the preserve about the race. Others drove through with boats, etc, and didn't even know they would run across about 400 people trying to run and bike their way through quickly on the narrow roads.

Last updated: 2007-04-27 12:00 AM
00:26:36 | 03 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/40
Overall: 287/376
Performance: Good
Course: Walking path around the reserve with gentle rises and falls.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Time: 01:32
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:45:55 | 13.5 miles | 17.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/40
Overall: 225/376
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: One big hill at the start, but then mostly gentle rollers. Was on an open road, but with huge shoulders. A little bumpy at times.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:56 | 03 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/40
Overall: 290/376
Performance: Average
Course: Same course as the first, just backwards (which was NICE as a change of pace).
Keeping cool 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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-05-13 5:56 PM

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Subject: Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon

2007-05-13 6:57 PM
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molto veloce mama
Subject: RE: Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon
awesome job! and yea, they aren't always 100% streamlined, but i love the mellow vibe of those races. great seeing you again.

was that your friend's first race?
2007-05-13 7:16 PM
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Delano, MN
Subject: RE: Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon
Great job on the race!  Every time out is a new lesson learned! That is what Ilove about this sport!  You're doing great.
2007-05-13 8:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon
Great job Emily.  So glad you seamed to have fun.
2007-05-14 6:47 AM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Oakdale "Spring Classic" Duathlon

Nice race Emily!

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