Saturday, September 14, 2013

Race Result: 2013 Park Tool Duathlon

Event: 2013 Park Tool Duathlon
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location: Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Hotel: Home, sweet home
Weather: 61F, wind from S at 6-10 MPH
Official Results: Overall 2013 Text Results
Previous Personal Results: First time at this event

Personal Results

Goal: Top 3 in AG
Actual: 1st
Overall: 10th (104 total); 1st in 50-54 AG (6 total)


I used the 910XT, having successfully figured out the Multisport mode. It's neat, but there are two things I don't like about it.

One, the display will give you time and distance only. I can't seem to figure out how to setup custom data fields under the Multisport mode. If anyone has figured this out, please let me know. I don't really care about the total distance traveled. What I want to know is what is my average pace for each run and what is my average speed for the bike.

Two, when you upload the data it goes into Garmin connect as five separate summaries. Run 1, transition 1, bike, transition 2, and run 2. I'd like something in one summary.

Run One Link

Run 1 Elevation and HR

Run 1 Map

Bike Link

Bike elevation and HR

Bike map

Run Two Link

Run 2 Elevation and HR

Run 2 Map

Race Summary

It has been a very low key multisport year for me. I'm giving most of my time to Podium Boy as he continues his ascent within the Modern Pentathlon world. This takes up a ton of time, energy, and money. In fact, I did not do a single triathlon this year. Just a rash of duathlons.

I'm now volunteer coaching the Wayzata middle school cross country team. So I'm likely to just park the bike and focus on running for the remainder of 2013.

Note - All times & distance below are per my Garmin

Run One (3 miles)
Goal: sub 6:30 pace
Time: 19:03 (6:20 per mile pace)

This was a nice run course mainly on the paved trails of Lake Elmo park. I went off in Wave 3 (males 40 and over) and led the pack for the first 1/4 mile before some young 40-yo's took over.

I was very pleased with the outcome as I seem to be getting back into run shape. The first mile was just under 6-flat and I seemed to be able to hold my pace longer than previous races this year. Next step is to get that avg pace closer to 6:15 for a 5K, and I'd be very happy.

Transition One
Goal: 1:10
Time: 0:43

Light numbers meant easy in/out transition.

Bike (14 miles; Garmin said 13.36)
Goal: 20.7 mph avg
Time: 37:57 (21.1 MPH Avg)

Wow, this course has a few major hills in the front half. Plus we were riding into a good headwind. So about midway through I was averaging only in the 19 MPH range. Once the wind was behind us, I was able to crank it up a notch.

No major muscle cramps to report other than a slight cramp in my left foot.

Transition Two
Goal: 1:10
Time: 0:51

No issues.

Run Two (2.5 miles)
Goal: sub 6:50 pace
Time: 16:31 (6:39 per mile pace)

The left calf wanted to cramp up right after transition but it loosened up very quickly and I just kept a good pace. I was in no-mans-land with no one ahead and no one behind to push me. So I was happy here as well. Running intervals with the middle school cross country team has certainly benefited my current run fitness.

Next Race

September 21 - Trees and Trails 5K

On Deck

October 19 - Run For the Apples 5-Miler, White Bear Lake MN
October 26 - Trick or Treat 5K, Fargo ND

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