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Harvest Hammer - Duathlon

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Morrison, Illinois
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 25m 8s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Light breakfast at 6 am with sips of Gatorade enroute
Event warmup:

A short jog
  • 19m 8s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 10s  min/mile

I pounded the run hard cuz I felt good and because this race only had one run segment, so I didn't have to "save" anything.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No problems in T1. I would say I spent less than 1 minute in T1
  • 1h 06m
  • 21 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

I really blew it. At mile 8.5, turning from one road to another, I came in too fast and too shallow. Between a bump, some light gravel etc. etc, I lost control amd went off the road, over a 3-foot culvert and head first into 3-foot tall grass and weeds. Didn't roll; landed with a solid bone-jarring thump on my right shoulder and heard something go CRACK! Volunteers helped me up and it took me a god 3-4 minutes to gain my bearings and assure myself I didn't break my right shoulder or collar bone. Riding in the aero position was OK, but standing up in the hills really hurt. Needless to say my focus was gone for the next several miles, to say nothing of the great race I was having. Still finished in the top 1/3, but out of AG contention.

What would you do differently?:

Not crash!
Transition 2
  • 00m

No second run segment in this race.
  • 00m
  • 0 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Water and bananas

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Crashing and a separated shoulder

Event comments:

This was an interesting learning experience on two fronts. First, with only one run segment it really becomes a "biker's" race. I had a great run, but doing my usual 20-21 mph on the bike got passed by many pooer runners who could bike 24-26 mph. I count on the second run in a du or the final run in a tri to even the odds. I will be working all winter on improving my power on the bike. The second thing I learned is to be more cautious in the turns. I've had other close calls this year because I have this macho idea about staying fast in the turns. I can easily back off and not lose any time to others. As far as the shoulder, I couldn't use the arm to drive home. "bout killed me to get my bike on the car rack. Went to the ER at wife's insistence, nothing broken but I do have a separation. Very sore and I wear a sling on and off when my shoulder gets tired. Just will take some time to heal.

Last updated: 2004-09-19 12:00 AM
00:19:08 | 03.1 miles | 06m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: Mostly flat with three long hills. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful course through the fully grown soy bean and corn fields of northern Illinois.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:00
Run with bike?
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
01:06:00 | 21 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: A double loop. First half was on good roads with a tail wind, second half on poorer roads with strong head and side winds. If only I hadn't crashed!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Bad Cornering: Bad
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: No second run in this race
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-09-19 11:18 AM

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2004-09-19 6:37 PM
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OUCH...glad to hear nothing was broken.
2004-09-19 7:34 PM
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Wow that is was an amazing run!

I hope your shoulder heals well, and you are healthy again soon!
2004-09-19 8:06 PM
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That must have been quite some crash. Take care of the shoulder and get well soon!
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