This RBR sounds like a terrific workout! I want to try it! Guess I'll just go for it next time I'm out on the trail... :) What do you think for a first time ? One mile run, _?__ mile bike, another one mile run?
I agree with Adrian. That feeling is eye opening the first time, weird the second, and dreaded every time after that. However I have found with practice that it gets better.
Adrian - fyi I will be doing my first du at the end of this month. I had the option of a tri or a du. I am opting for the du because I don't care to get tangled up in weeds in this particular lake again, plus I am in the midst of half marathon training so think the run would go farther in my training than the swim. This will be interesting as it will be my first race in cleats. Can't wait!!!
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
My tri club has RBR training every Wednesday throughout the summer. My kids usually have something on Weds and then football in August. Yesterday was the first time I was able to go.
The RBR is Run-Bike-Run where you run 1 loop (2.1 miles clockwise), Bike 5 loops (10.5 miles) and run 1 loop (2.1 miles counter clockwise) for a total 14.7 duathlon training. You may adjust the loops for your specific level or time.
Yesterday, I opted to skip the first run loop. I biked 4 loops (8.5 miles), then ran the 2.1 mile loop. I have ran for a few minutes at least once a week when I got off my bike. However, trying to run an entire 2 miles after was much more tiring in the beginning. I had to run/walk (mostly walk) the first 1/2 mile, ran the next 1.5 miles straight, then ran/walk (mostly run) the last 1/2 mile.
It took a whole 1/2 mile for my legs to feel normal. Those few minutes I was running after biking was definitely not enough.
Just wanted to share.
Edited by: TDSLOVEY at: 8/6/2009 (09:15)
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