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I'm in. Looks like packet pickup is Wednesday or Saturday at elite


2013-08-20 10:22 AM
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I'm on the fence at the moment.

The course looks great and this weekends weather looks fantastic. I have promised another cycling buddy that I would race a crit this Saturday night in Sedialia. I'm hoping my legs won't be too burnt without any rest.

Good luck to all those that race in Sunday!

2013-08-20 11:22 AM
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I'll be doing this one as well. Nice and flat, an itty bitty incline up on the backside (heading south/southeast) but from what i remember that's the only low speed part of the bike course.
2013-08-20 1:06 PM
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I'm in for the long course. I get back in town from San Diego Saturday night at 11:50pm, assuming there are no delays. Should make for an interesting race morning...
2013-08-20 8:57 PM
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Yup. In the duathlon.
2013-08-21 7:25 PM
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Bib #24, hoping for some better luck with this raffle...


2013-08-21 8:16 PM
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I'm getting mine Saturday. Legs are still a little sore today. Daughter wanted me to hang out tonight so I didn't work out and we made a nacho bar. Fat and happy
2013-08-23 7:21 PM
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I'm in for the long course as well. I'm assuming the lake is a nice bath water temperature?
2013-08-24 1:30 PM
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Heat 1. Mark, you setting the pace again?
2013-08-24 1:39 PM
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Good luck, everyone!  This is my last hard workout weekend before tapering for HyVee and Las Vegas.  I will be looking for race reports tomorrow.  Pete, go get plastered tonight and you will podium for sure!
2013-08-24 2:15 PM
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I'm working on it now. Vodka and G2 Gatorade. Guy needs to hydrate while sitting by the pool


2013-08-24 7:21 PM
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Originally posted by Jayhox

Good luck, everyone!  This is my last hard workout weekend before tapering for HyVee and Las Vegas.  I will be looking for race reports tomorrow.  Pete, go get plastered tonight and you will podium for sure!


I too am looking forward to race reports but am afraid I will read them and regret not doing this event. I've decided to focus on some more training without racing until Sept (and save a few bucks). Good luck everyone and enjoy the flat course and humidity.!
2013-08-25 9:15 PM
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2013-08-25 9:19 PM
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jahox this race reports are almost as good as last weeks. i love it
2013-08-25 9:22 PM
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Well, I had an average swim, good bike and good run. Finished 1:56. I saw 5,7,8 place overall and looks like 3rd in AG. Kuntz is a beast, never catch him. my bike and run speeds have been all over depending on where I look. Overall, happy.

2013-08-26 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by jlpete98

Well, I had an average swim, good bike and good run. Finished 1:56. I saw 5,7,8 place overall and looks like 3rd in AG. Kuntz is a beast, never catch him. my bike and run speeds have been all over depending on where I look. Overall, happy.




I just looked at the results and Kuntz averaged 26.5 on the bike almost 2.5MPH faster than the next fast group. How is this possible? I guess I don't fully understand the bike because that seems like a crazy anomoly.


2013-08-26 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by jlpete98

Well, I had an average swim, good bike and good run. Finished 1:56. I saw 5,7,8 place overall and looks like 3rd in AG. Kuntz is a beast, never catch him. my bike and run speeds have been all over depending on where I look. Overall, happy.




I just looked at the results and Kuntz averaged 26.5 on the bike almost 2.5MPH faster than the next fast group. How is this possible? I guess I don't fully understand the bike because that seems like a crazy anomoly.


Consistent improvement year after year from smart, hard training. He used to be active on BT, might still be, he's got a long list of race reports. I think more impressive are the run improvements he's made over the years, now he puts a good finish to that monster swim/bike combo. Yesterday he lapped the men's 40+ up to 3rd place on the bike (given he had a 5 minute head start due to the heats). Crazy fast.
2013-08-26 12:10 PM
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Here was Pete's, Mark's and my times exiting T2 (I just added up the times from the swim, T1, bike and T2):

Pete: 1:21:40
Reece: 1:21:41
Mark: 1:21:42

I was in heat 2, just freaky how even we were heading into the run. Pete clobbered us on the run and it was age (young) before beauty between Mark and I

2013-08-26 12:10 PM
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It can be done.  Especially on that course for that distance.  The overall winner at the USAT nationals did the olympic distance bike at an average of 27.0mph and it was mountainous compared to Paola.  Not that 26.5mph isn't smoking, but it can be done.
2013-08-26 3:57 PM
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(Duathlon Report)

After crunching the numbers I am happier with my race, but still not satisfied. My bike is well below par but s-l-o-w-l-y improving. Was an odd race for me in that us duathletes were way out in front of all the triathletes. Made it feel like we were racing on an empty course which I really didn't like on the 2nd run, I like having runners to chase.

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2013-08-26 5:13 PM
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Originally posted by reecealan

Here was Pete's, Mark's and my times exiting T2 (I just added up the times from the swim, T1, bike and T2):

Pete: 1:21:40
Reece: 1:21:41
Mark: 1:21:42

I was in heat 2, just freaky how even we were heading into the run. Pete clobbered us on the run and it was age (young) before beauty between Mark and I



Funny, Mark and I came out of the water almost exactly at the same time. I took off a little hard on the bike and slowed on the last lap. Mark caught me there. We went out on the run together. T1 and T2 had to be pretty close too


2013-08-26 5:20 PM
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You got that right, Reese!

Average race for me, but wasn't expecting anything more. Happy with the results and had some fun! I'll be running with you next year, Pete! Great race!
2013-08-26 8:53 PM
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And funny: While this is likely due to a garmin malfunction, Strava has my elevation gain from the 4 loop bike at 0 feet. It's probably not off by much...
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