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Race Result

Racer: Steve Smith
Race: Fox Run Duathlon
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007
Location: Bear, DE
Race Type: Other - Other
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 1:17:40
Overall Place: 5 / 110
Age Group Place: 2
Comment: 1.5 / 20 / 2.6 ... 8:50 / 51:36 / 16:00

Race Report:

I'd originally flown back to Reston from Wyoming to hang with my family, celebrate my sister's birthday and watch my dad do a Duathlon. I wasn't going to watch Reston, since that was my sister's birthday, but I did swing by the pick-up. One thing led to another and by the 10th time someone asked me if I was gonna race I simply gave up and said, "I don't have a bike."

Well, I borrowed a bike and managed to win ... so why watch dad race the duathlon, why not take the bike to Delaware.

I managed to hang at the top of the race for the run, clocking some 5:50-ish miles (over 1.5 ...) but my legs were flat on the borrowed road bike on flat terrain. Modern tri bikes and aero wheels do make a difference. I was 3:30 behind the winner's bike split and almost 5 minutes behind the fastest split of the day (2nd overall). I suspect that 1:45 of that could be attributed to gear and another 0:30 to having raced hard the previous weekend.

By the time I got to the (confusingly laid-out) 2nd run, I was fighting myself. Still managed some 6:00-ish splits.

By far the best part of the race was helping dad set up transition and then seeing him head out of the second run as I was finishing. Way to go dad!