Monday, April 26, 2010

Duathlon Age Group Nationals Race Report

So yesterday I raced Duathlon Age Group Nationals in Richmond, VA. The race went pretty much as I had hoped. Everything was clicking on race morning.

I managed 5th place out of 55 participants in my age group 30-34. Overall I was 62nd out of 1,000 participants including Male/Female.

The first run was a blistering 5k. I pretty much stayed in the top five through the first run. I ran a 17:34 min 5k which results in a 5:39 min/mile pace. I was very pleased with that.

The bike split I wasn't so happy with. I did it on my road bike. I really need to invest in a TT bike. I averged 23 miles/hr on the bike. The distance was a 38k. My bike split was 1hr 2 min. Coming off the bike I went from 5th to 7th place.

The last run was another 5k. I was able to reclaim the two spots I lost on the bike and went back to 5th. My second run split was not as fast as my first. My time was 18:43 min. Still good enough for a 6:02 min/mile pace.

My total time was 1 hr 40min including transiton times. So the moral of the story, get a time trial bike and do better on the bike portion.

The best part was the end of the race: FREE BEER AND PIZZA OHHHH YEAH!!!!

3 comments:

Steven Montoya said...

Way to go bro! You killed it for sure. I hope I'm in some decent shape when you come down for the Socorro Chile Harvest or all I will see of you is dust!

Anonymous said...

http://www.letsrun.com/2010/heightweight0504.php

another giant killing it. that skinny little guy crap is a myth.

rock on!

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