Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:16
Blooming heck Nell, that's a fantastic time! VERY WELL DONE!!
And Carrot! What a run. And that mile at the end is just showing off!
Duathlon was great! I really enjoyed it. It was short but long enough for me at the moment. I didn't know what to expect at all, pace wise, but figured if I averaged 8:30ish on the first run I'd be doing pretty well and couldn't really predict the second what with my current fitness and having never done one.
The run lap was 1.65m and I finished in 13:08, so just over 8 m/m. First transition was over minute to pick up bike, get helmet on and run to the startline. 2 ladies passed me during transition but as soon as I was on the bike I passed them, and on a hill!! 6.5m bike - passed another few and got over taken myself by some powerhouses on carbon bikes, you know Dubai Dave types!
. However, after a couple of miles I found myself on my own and this was it for the rest of the race. Bike 23:xx. Transition 2 - 25s, dumped the bike as soon as I could. It was an odd second run. It's around a lake and not another person in sight. It feels really slow running off the bike and I had my Garmin set in a way not to show my pace, asi didn't want any pressure. Second run: 13:28, so only 20s slower than first. I was really pleased with this as I felt it was a solid performance. Times didn't really matter. Not sure of finish position but I'd say I was about mid pack, which I was delighted with. I am a happy Minni tonight!