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Sartell, Minnesota
United States
USAT
55F / 13C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 32m 8s
Overall Rank = 18/255
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Overslept! Set the alarm for 3:45 but didn't wake up until 4:18. Had to throw down a bowl of cereal and bottle of Ensure before jumping in the car to pick up Mike for the 1.75 hour drive
Event warmup:

Easy jogging for 10 minutes with pickups. Legs didn't feel too springy.

Said hello to Brian (mndiver) and Ben (benihana) prior to the start.
Run
  • 17m 35s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 05m 39s  min/mile
Comments:

The night before I ran 1hr 10min thinking I was just training thru this race and wasn't concerned about resting for the race. The hill at the beginning of the run course wasn't easy with heavy legs. However, on the downhill my legs seemed to respond a little and I actually passed a few runners. I came through the first mile in 5:31 and was 30" behind the lead group filled with pros, top duathletes, and elite younger AG'ers.
Transition 1
  • 00m 36s
Comments:

On Friday I practiced transitions with bike shoes clipped into the pedals. Also practiced running with the bike and jumping on. I tried it during the race and cut my T time considerably from last week. I pedaled with my feet on top of my shoes up the first hill and tried to slip into the shoes on the downside. My left shoe came unclipped when I tried to slip into it so I put it on and then re-clipped.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting up to speed and slipping into shoes.
Bike
  • 54m 23s
  • 20.46 miles
  • 22.57 mile/hr
Comments:

The wind was f*cking relentless today on many long stretches. I really forced myself to push a bigger gear into the wind and thought to myself "the winds of Kona make this look like a gentle breeze". I was really at my limit on some portions of the course and my legs were a little heavy from the 2 tough trainer workouts I had this week. I managed to catch a couple riders and went back and forth with 2 other guys the last 10 miles. Did I mention it was windy today?
What would you do differently?:

Not much - coped as well as I could with the headwinds.
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s
Comments:

Got out of my shoes about 100 yds from the dismount line and coasted in with both legs on one side of the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 18m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

I was worried that I fried my legs on the bike and thought the run would not be too fun. Up the first hill I really had to work hard and it seemed like I was slow as heck. The 2 guys that I was going back and forth with on the bike had about a 30" and 10" lead on me after the hill. My legs starting responding after the hill and I started catching the first guy in front of me. I passed him at about 1.5 miles and about 30" later I could hear him behind me breathing hard to try to bridge the gap. I had set my sights on the next guy up in front of me, so I thought "OK buddy, see if you can stay with me while I surge". I put on 3 different surges as I tried to catch the other guy and the guy behind me was breathing harder and harder trying to catch me. Although I was focused on catching the guy in front of me I have to admit I was getting perverse satisfaction out of making the guy in back of me suffer. I finally caught the second guy at the 2 mile mark and my legs were feeling great - I seemed to get stronger with each passing minute.

My second run leg split was only 30" slower than Brian Bich - national AG champion 40-44 and 2nd ranked in the nation in triathlon for 40-44. His first run split was 1min 5 sec faster than mine. He killed me by 4' 15" on the bike though.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - got stronger as the minutes passed - good sign for HIM and IM races later this summer.
Post race
Warm down:

No warm down run today. Changed clothes and headed to the food tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind on the bike

Event comments:

This was my first Apple Duathlon and I thought it was an excellent race. It was the site of a national duathlon championship in the past - so the distances were valid and the event was well run. Will go back for sure.

Got a nice stone apple with inscription for AG win prize. Left empty handed from the gear giveaway raffle.


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Last updated: 2007-03-08 12:00 AM
Running
00:17:35 | 03.11 miles | 05m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 18/255
Performance: Average
First mile thru at 5:31
Course: Abrupt hill right at the start, then a downhill then flat for the rest of the way.
Keeping cool Drinking
T1
Time: 00:36
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
Biking
00:54:23 | 20.46 miles | 22.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/18
Overall: 27/255
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Seemed like there were a lot of long gradual uphills on this course - not fun into the wind.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:18:57 | 03.11 miles | 06m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 16/255
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
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

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2007-05-27 1:02 PM

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2007-05-27 1:07 PM
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Nice WIN JIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2007-05-27 4:00 PM
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Congrats...you are blazing fast even with run yesterday and two hard rides this week.

Nice winning your AG!

Fun to see what fast folks can do.... 

2007-05-27 4:04 PM
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Great report.  Once again it was nice running into you.  The wind, what can I say, it sucked big time.
2007-05-27 7:45 PM
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Another crushing performance. Great job!
2007-05-27 8:20 PM
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Master
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You need to slow down a little bit there speedster!!   Kidding- nice job Jimbo!


2007-05-28 8:26 AM
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No excuses!
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Great race, looking fast in the early season!!
2007-05-28 5:27 PM
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Well done Stud Boy....

 

We have something in common...took 1st in AG at half marathon this am....

 

Lar Dog

 

2007-05-28 8:00 PM
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Nice AG win. I'm glad you are not in my age group
2007-05-28 8:43 PM
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Checking the results... Wow that was a tough field of competition! Nice job!
2007-05-28 8:51 PM
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B-One - 2007-05-28 8:43 PM Checking the results... Wow that was a tough field of competition! Nice job!

Thanks.  Yep, David Thompson (pro) had the fastest HIM time in the U.S. last year and Brian Bich is the reigning national AG champion in the M40-44 (2nd ranked USAT in AG), plus several other fast guys in the field.  Womens field was very competitive also.



2007-05-29 5:41 AM
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Cycling Guru
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Smokin' race and well deserved AG win!

Damn ...... your first 5k in a duathlon was faster than my stand alone 5k PR from yesterday ..... that is just awesome!!

2007-05-29 8:39 AM
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Master
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Dayton, Minnesota
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Very nice race! Congratulations!
2007-05-29 12:45 PM
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Master
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, Minnesota
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I'll just call you 'flash'. Way to go!
2007-05-30 7:19 AM
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Again...nice race...see you Sunday!
2007-05-30 9:14 AM
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Great Race! You are a real speedster! Maybe I'll see you at Buffalo.

Just so you know, even when it's not windy, it seems windy on that stretch of road. I ride it too often! Good training grounds...


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