Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:24
Duathlon for me this morning so no racing for rest of weekend. 5km run / 20 km bike / 5 km run. Legs are shot now! Never done one before so not sure what to expect. Plan was to go out at 10km pace for first 5k to keep some in the tank - came in a bit quicker (although, aware distances are that accurate on tri's etc). 16.51 split
On to the bike - quick through transition as no shoes to change. 4 laps of Eton Dorney and I had a target in my mind of around 40 mins so pleased to see final split of 34.50
Next the fun bit - run off the bike! Only tried it once in practise and took me a few mins to get over the wobbly legs. Hard work mind! Final 5k in 17.27.
Home in second place in 1.10.33. My target was sub 1.15 so really pleased. New found respect for triathletes. Winner ran 1.06.xx and is training for Ironman and has quite a few under his belt so beaten by a much better athlete