Monday, July 02, 2007

Frank KJ rips it up at Patriot Half-Iron

Congratulations to Frank Kjaersgaard for his fantastic performance at the Patriot Half Ironman triathlon in Freetown, Mass. on Sunday. Frank finished 15th overall in 4:50 and third in his age group.

Here's Frank's FULL REPORT:

"Sunday was the inaugural Patriot Half-Iron race on a great scenic course around Lakeville in perfect conditions. The water was choppy which I always like so I was happy with my time of 30 flat. Due to some last minute changes the bike course was 3.5-4 miles long. It is a two-loop course and I was feeling great (changed my bike setup just Friday morning) until around mile 18 when my gluteus and hamstring started give me a lot of grief and I had to start backing off to avoid further damage.

I averaged 22.8 mph for the first loop and only 20.4 mph for the second loop with my HR 10 bpm lower in average. It is a bit disappointing having all this energy but not being able to unleash it into the machine. Especially given that Tod Dillon (Team Psycho dude in my age-group) who I had passed at mile 10 came back and passed me just 2 miles before T2. I stayed with him until T2. While Tod blasted off on the run I made a looooong pee break right at the start of the run. I thought I would never see him again. I was moving well on the run and caught two guys in my age-groups. Suddenly around mile 11.5 I saw Tod up ahead. The gap was about 1:15 - equal to the time I had spent peeing ;-). He was moving slow so I put the hammer down and did my best to catch him. I took almost 40 seconds on him in the last stretch but couldn’t take the last 34 seconds. The run course was also long – around 13.5 miles. I had the 11th best run time. End result: 3rd place in my age-group and 15th overall."

See the full RESULTS here.


Dmitry said...

Kick @$$ Frank :-)

Jameson said...

Nice race!

Just thought you might be interested in checking out a video of the race that I edited. You may have made it in there somewhere.

>Patriot Half YouTube Video Here