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Wrentham, Massachusetts
United States
51F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 19m 8s
Overall Rank = 94/302
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/7
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am, showered, had a small bagel, some water and tea. I meant to eat a banana, but go distracted and had to leave at 6:30 to get to the race on time.
Event warmup:

It was cold out, I wore a hoodie and pants over my gear until the last second. I ran maybe a half mile or so to warm up
  • 23m 44s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

I skipped the water stations because it was cold, I ran with a friend, and ran faster than normal. I was surprised how well I ran.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 18s

It was wet out, not real muddy, so I ran with my shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Not get stuck behind someone. People stopped immediately after the timing mat, I got stuck behind them.
  • 36m 9s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.26 mile/hr

I passed a lot of people on the bike, and there was a group of 3 people that came flying past me at some point, when I was doing 22mph, and passed me like I was standing still.

First race with my tri-bike, and only my 5th ride on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Ride faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

I had half a gu left, so I had that, drank some gatorade. Not sure if it helped, but I felt slow through the transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 16m 41s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

Felt slower during the run than I actually was. I ran a normal pace for me, it was just rough going, I got passed by quite a few people I passed on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit, grabbed some food, some water and talked to my friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My ability to run faster, and the wind.

Event comments:

Not sure what they could have done better, it was a great race. Maybe some better post race food, they had mini bagels, rice crispy treats, bananas, and bars to eat.

Last updated: 2007-10-31 12:00 AM
00:23:44 | 03 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 109/302
Performance: Good
Course: Nice course, pretty smooth, few small rolling hills. Overall nice. Very well marked and well manned.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:36:09 | 11 miles | 18.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/302
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Decent course, one 'hard' hill. A lot of hills, nothing too bad. It was windy out, the last 1.5mi was directly into the wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:16:41 | 02 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 84/302
Performance: Average
Course: Nice course, a lot of shade on a cool day wasn't super fun. Bikes were still coming in when I was running, and shared the same course.
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] 5

2007-10-31 7:59 AM

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Subject: Halloween Wrentham Duathlon

2007-10-31 6:08 PM
in reply to: #1031086

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Subject: RE: Halloween Wrentham Duathlon

Hey, nice job at the du! 

Thanks for the heads-up about it on the CT board. This was definitely a fun race.  You're right about the food though... too many sweets and not enough substance.  PB&J would have hit the spot after the race.

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