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Denver, Colorado
United States
Racing Underground
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 36m 58s
Overall Rank = 100/500
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/44
Pre-race routine:

Drink beer and eat fajitas the night before!
Event warmup: up. Run 5 minutes. Stretch. Talk. Drink a little. Pace back and forth.
  • 22m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

Not bad - went out at 6:55 first mile, 7:17, then 8:08. Probably too fast, but man - running a 5K on fresh legs is a new experience for me, and it was fun, dammit!
What would you do differently?:

Slow down...just a itty bitty bit though...
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s
What would you do differently?:

Nada...I rocked T1!
  • 47m 30s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 23.54 mile/hr

Great ride -- but you have to factor in the changing winds and the freakin flying protein (gnat) population! I don't know how many of those little bastards I ate out there, but I got full! point of interest...I didn't get passed ONCE on that bike course! Again...probably hit it a little too hard, cause 5k #2 sucked...
What would you do differently?:

Pass sooner, instead of waiting behind people, thinking they're going to "make a move" any second. Wasted some time doing that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
  • 24m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Yowza...this second run hurt me a little more than I expected. Although looking at my time, I think I still did ok! It felt slow, and the hills felt WAY bigger this time around!
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace!
Post race
Warm down:

Eat. Drink. Talk.

What limited your ability to perform faster: abilities! And my legs. And my lungs.

Event comments:

I had fun! This was new to me, pacing things and running pretty much at threshold pace the entire race. And even though it felt slow, the numbers say otherwise, and I think I had a damn good race out there. Ended up in the top 100 out of around 500 or so, and #14 in my AG (40+ people I think). I have to learn to not get so caught up in speed that I sacrifice the remiaing portions. I hammered that bike course, and I felt it on the next run. Had I slowed it down a bit, who knows? I doubt I would have run it too much faster, but you just never know....
Great start to the season though, and I'm psyched to keep racing this year!

Last updated: 2007-05-14 12:00 AM
00:22:49 | 03.11 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 169/500
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:47:30 | 18.64 miles | 23.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 73/500
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Through Cherry Creek park - pretty fast, easy ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:14 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 147/500
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly the same as the first run. Concrete/asphalt path, rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2007-05-14 1:41 PM

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Denver, CO (Cheeseman Park area)
Subject: Barkin' Dog Duathlon

2007-05-14 2:54 PM
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Denver, CO
Subject: RE: Barkin' Dog Duathlon
Nice race - that bike was screamin' fast! Congrats!
2007-05-14 6:41 PM
in reply to: #800138

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Somewhere in your dreams
Subject: RE: Barkin' Dog Duathlon
Denny, great job out there!  Don't you hate all those little gnats in your teeth?!?!  Remember, to close you mouth next time!    Wow, you really did an awesome job out there!!  Keep up all the great work!!! 
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