I will cut to the chase and then give the details. I finished 44 out of 55 in the duathlon this past Saturday. I really thought I would be last when I decided to do the race, and would have been fine with that. My chip time was 1:39:05, which oddly enough was almost the same as my 1:39:50 I got at the Broad Street 10 mile run a few weeks ago.
So here are the particulars.
First run was to be a 2 mile run. Well the results say I ran 15:27 for a 7:44 pace. Trust me when I tell you I can't run a 7:44 mile if my life depended on it. Bottom line is we all ran the same course so no harm no foul, but for a USAT sanctioned event I was surprised. I was 46 out of 55 after the first leg of the race.
Then the 12 mile bike time was 49:08 which comes out to 14.7 mph. I was very happy with that result. That was good for 45 out of 55.
The last leg was a 3 mile run and my time was 32:54 or 10:58 pace. That I believe as I know I was very tired at this point. That was good for 43 out of 55. Add in the transition times and you get to my total.
So there you go I now have a PR to try and beat next race. Oh yeah there will be another one of these.