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Local duathlon this weekend

Run Bike Run

I signed up for a duathlon in my hometown here of Paola, KS some time ago and then promptly put it out of my head. That worked pretty well until this morning when I actually had to get up bight and early and get to the race that I had not been training for specifically.

Fortunately, I have to say that P90X has been doing a good job with me. Despite not doing the kind of training that I ought to be doing (actually running, biking and doing run/bike ‘bricks’), I felt great through 90% of the race and think I put in a decent effort.

Results:

Race Name/Distance DU
Overall Place 5
Division Name M4044
Division Place 2
Gender Place 5

Swim Time 7:36
Swim Pace 7:36
Transition 1 0:50
Bike 32:39
Bike Rate 19.1
Transition 2 0:46
Run 26:01
Run Pace 8:24

Finish Time 1:07:51.73
 
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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Wimp take II

Why is it that I keep crashing into this tree? Every tImageime I bike on this path I get spooked by this tree to the point where I slow down a lot more than I should and get tangled in that big root crossing the path. The trick is that there is a extremely sharp right turn that hooks around this tree. With the root in the place that it is, coupled with the turn and the fact that no matter which direction you come at this you have a downhill giving you speed followed by an uphill just after the turn.

I also should admit that this is another clipping in situation where I panic because I know I’m going to crash and can’t get unclipped in time to save myself from tipping over. Or… I do unclip and now I’m having trouble staying unclipped while still getting some power to the pedals.

I’ll let you know if I ever do make this successfully.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Cycling, Personal Life

 

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