Mack Cycle Trilogy Races
On Sunday, August 15, I went down to Key Biscayne, to compete in the Mack Cycle Trilogy #3 race which started and ended in Crandon Park. Key Biscayne is about 62 miles from my house, so whenever I have a race down there, I get up around 4 AM, leave the house by 4:30 or 4:40 and get down to Key Biscayne just after 5:30. Dang, that is too early. The duathlon race starts around 7, then I wait around for the awards ceremony, then I'm back home in Delray Beach by around 11 or 11:30. So at least I've got the rest of the day to chillax, do some laundry, etc...
Above: duathlon start. That's me, the Bike Diva, on the left hand side in the white/gray/blue Team Aquaphor uniform.
Multiple Race Options
There were three races to choose from; I participated in the sprint duathlon.
- 1 mile run
- 10 mile bike
- 3.1 mile run
- 1/4 mile swim
- 10 mile bike
- 3.1 mile run
- .5 mile swim
- 20 mile bike
- 5.2 mile run
Above: Bike Diva during first run of the duathlon race. New mile PR for me; 8:07, I am NOT a fast runner, but I was real happy with that time.
Bike Diva's Race Results
I shaved another 1 minute 5 seconds off my previous best time racing the Key Biscayne duathlon course. I finished in a time of 1:16:42, and that was with walking about 1/2 mile of the second run. I normally wouldn't walk during a sprint distance race, but I had done a 52 mile road bike ride the day before, with the Palm Beach Team in Training cycle team, and I was pretty stiff, sore and tired. It was also brutally hot and humid out and I just have a really hard time with my asthma under those conditions.
Lynn Smythe's Race Results
- Run 1: 8:07 -8:07 pace
- Transition 1: 1:21
- Bike: 32:26 - 18.13 MPH
- Transition 2: 1:05
- Run 2: 33:44 - 10:52 pace
- Total time: 1:16:42
- Overall: 61 out of 86
- Gender place: 16 out of 31
- Category place: 1 out of 4
Other Duathlon Race Reports
Here are a few links to some other duathlon race reports I've posted to my Bike Diva and Run Diva blogs.
- Bike Diva Races Mack Cycle Trilogy #1
- Run Diva Competes in First Olympic Distance Duathlon
- Run Diva Races Egg Hunt Duathlon
- 2009 Race the Troops Duathlon
- Anatomy of a Duathlon and Triathlon
- Bike Diva Races Singer Island Duathlon
- Independence Day Race at Tradewinds Park
Above: Bike Diva crossing the finish line at Mack Cycle Trilogy #3 with a smile on her face.
Above: Bike Diva on the podium. First place female 45-49. Guess 2nd and 3rd place didn't stick around for the awards ceremony. A friend of mine said 2nd place was first loser, and in this case, 3rd place was last, so they were party poopers and didn't pose for their picture. I just think I look silly standing on the podium all by myself, but what the heck, I won first place so heck yeah I'm getting my official photograph taken wearing my medal!!!!
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva