Hello everyone!!! So sorry that I have not been able to particpate in the thread this last week. I knew that it would be like this once school started. I will do my best to stay caught up, but I'm afraid the only time I will be able to stop in is on the weekends.
Plady: CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you and your family. The name you chose is just beautiful!
So, yes, I did have my Duathlon yesterday... thanks for asking Megs
It went AWESOME! I have the fever now and there is absolutely no stopping me for learning to swim so I can do Tris next year. Both my GF and I did this Duathlon and she finished just 9 seconds before me. I tried my hardest to catch her, but by the last 5K my legs just wouldn't go any faster.
Here are my splits:
First 5K- 25:13 8:07min/mile TI- 1:29 32K Bike- 1:10:21 15.9mph T2- 0:55 Second 5K- 26:47 8:37min/mile Total time- 2:04:43
I decided that I am really going to work on my biking a lot this next two weeks. I need to get my speed up for the next duathlon. Also, I'm going to try to get under 8:00min/mile for the next one. The next one is a 3-12-3, so much shorter on the bike. I think I can make those goals! I also need to think about the transitions more, I got a little lost in the first one and was one of the slowest people out of the transition area.
I have made my training plan for the next 3 weeks and there is a heck of a lot of speedwork and not so many long runs or rides. I know I can go the distance, I just need to speed it up.