I have shied away from duathlons in the past because I am not a fast runner. In triathlons, I stand a chance because I'm good in the other two disciplines, and then I just try to hang on during the run :)
I especially wasn't going to do the race last weekend because it was the week after my marathon. But my friend talked me into doing a relay with him because he didn't want to bike.
I should have warmed up better, because my legs were dead at the start of the race, and still were when I hit the biggest hill at mile 2.5. I started to feel stronger, but still got dropped pretty bad on the hills. Nevertheless, I ended up at ~19 mph, and as a team we placed 3rd!
Not bad for a week removed from a marathon, and not having ridden my bike since August :)
Get under 6 hours for a half Ironman triathlon
Get under 8 min/mi for a 5K - DONE 4/3
2010 Big Races:
Jan 15-17 Bermuda Half Challenge (8:15 Mile, 1:01:20 10K, and 2:11:32 half marathon)
June 6 Mooseman 70.3 triathlon (6:30:25)
Aug 22 Timberman 70.3 triathlon (6:10:14)
| current weight: 139.0