I Did It!!

Well, I finally did it. I actually signed up for the Peterborough Sprint Duathlon coming up this Sunday, July 10th. I guess technically, I haven’t actually done anything yet, but at least now I’m committed to something!

I’ve actually been doing some good training over the last week. I’ve done a couple “brick” workouts, where I bike and then immediately go for a run. I did some speed training at the track last night; and had a nice hard bike ride tonight. I’m planning on one more hard workout on Thursday, then just some light biking or running on Friday and Saturday to make sure my legs are nice and fresh come Sunday morning.

I promised last week that I would post my goals up here, so here they are:

  1. Finish the race.
    Now, I should be able to get through the distance, but there’s always the possibility of a crash on the bike or something like that. Finishing is always good!
  2. Run #1 – 2km – 8 minutes
    I’m not too bad on my feet, and last year ran a 5km race at this pace, so I think this is reasonable!
  3. Bike – 20km – 40 minutes
    I haven’t actually done much biking after running (mostly the other way around), so hopefully that first run doesn’t hurt my biking too much. The bike ride may give me trouble if it’s hilly!
  4. Run #2 – 5km – 22 minutes
    I’ve been working hard on running after biking. I’ve been pretty close to this pace in my training runs after the bike, so we’ll see if I can do it come race day.
  5. Transitions – 1 minute or less
    Since this is my first multi-sport race, I’ve never had to go through a transition. I hear it can get a little crazy just trying to find your bike, so I have no idea what to expect here!

So, that’s it. I guess if I total all that up I come out with a total time of about 1 hour and 12 minutes. We’ll see how it goes come Sunday! Come back Sunday night if you want to see how I did!


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