This might be a bit long. Since there is a few different parts to it. So this is my 2nd one this year. But you cant compare it to any of the other 2 that I have done. Since the distances are different. This one is a 2 mile run 20 bike then 2 run. The distance on the run were off from the watch by about .17 or so. And the bike was right on with a little more for the transitions. The temps were perfect for the race. And really wasn't any wind to speak of. And there was 200 or so doing the dual. And about 20 or so doing just the bike ride on the Legacy parkway. Transition opened up at 7am to set up our area. So we got there a bit early and got a great spot right by the start of the bike. Set up and got ready. I was able to get in a good 6-7 min warm up.
So starting the first run was interesting. Since it is on a small trail. They had people start off by there predicted finish time of the first 2 miles. And would let people go every 2-3 secs. Fastest going first. So there was about 10-15 before me. I was shooting for a 14min 2 miles. So of course the first mile came in a bit fast. And short for say with first mile at 6:45. Slowed it down for the 2nd a bit more with a 6:57. Yet there was still a ways to go to the transition area. So for the first run I took and ran a 14:38. Which was 14th overall and 3rd for my AG.
First transition was bad. Did it in 1:15 which was 41 overall and 5th in my AG ARGH!! Not sure why it was so bad. The guy that was 2nd in my AG did it in 23 secs. And alot faster on both runs. So changed and took to the bike.
The bike portion was a lot better once I got going. Going to work on maybe having my shoes already on the bike maybe to save time. But felt pretty good. And wasn't alot of people out there really before me in the race. Got passed by a few just before the turn around and none after that. I passed a few people though from the earlier bike race. Total distance on my bike was 20.34 miles 57:00 Avg speed 21.44 avg cadence was 73 and max speed of 26.17 miles. And was 18th Overall and 1st for my AG and total time of 57:00. The guy that had beat me in the transition and 2 runs was 4 mins behind me on the bike.
Transition 2 was even worse then the first one. I think also with riding a tri bike. I dont need the gloves and they slowed me down maybe some. But need to work on this. Ended up 46 overall and 8th in my AG with 1:25. And again the guy battling me did it in 23 secs. WOW!!
Run 2 is next to do and to my surprise I had no rubber legs going into the run. For the mile of the bike I dropped the gear and spun out my legs as much as I could to flush out my legs. And it worked great. So took off running and restarted my lap to see when I came out of the transition my paces. Caught a few people again on the run. And the guy I passed during the first run. Was right there in front of my for the 2nd. And this time I passed him much sooner. At about .6 or so into the run. I was passed going the other way the winner of the race. And everyone else behind him. Where did all these people come from?? LOL So I was gaining on the guy with the Strider shirt on that I passed on the bike ride. Which just happened to be the guy in my AG and took 2nd. I was almost up to him at the turn around. And he started to leave me on the 2nd mile in. My first mile came in at a 7:00 pace. And I was happy with the 2nd mile but could of drove it home harder with the Strider guy a bit ahead of me. He finished a bit ahead of me but it wasn't enough with 7:21 the 2nd mile. And a 1:11 for the last .17 on the watch. I had gotten him by 4 mins on the bike and he only had me by 32 secs on the run. Just enough to beat him on his Bday. Since I chatted with him at the end of the race. Crazy thing with all these transitions. And different parts. So my 2nd run was 10th overall and 2nd in AG. WOOT WOOT!!
So ended up taking 13th overall and 1st in my AG by 10 secs. Next wouldnt be for 13 mins. I really learned a lot from this race. First I need to work on my transitions. I really lost a lot of time in these. And so I have to really work on this. Also the bag that I got to hold my gels in really did a number on my right leg. The velcro tore it up a few times when it would hit my leg. OUCH. The gelling up and hydration that I did worked great. And so I have not complaint there. And the racing flats were awesome again. My legs didn't feel heavy or anything. Oh and the guy that was 10 secs behind me. He ran a 2:54 Ogden marathon last year. So I am feeling pretty good about being able to make up for it on the bike. Who would of known it was going to be my strength.:)