Well…that was interesting. I did a 5K run / 12 mile ride / 5K run this morning. I wanted to see if I could handle it and honestly finish.
The good news is I finished and it wasn’t that hard (other than the spike in the humidity before my final run…given). The bad news is that it took me 1:41.33. It’s only bad as I was reviewing some of the times of last years duathlon that I’m thinking of doing. Let’s just say todays effort fits in nice in the 50-54 age group, but not the 40-44 group that I’m in. In fairness I’m only 9 minutes off of the pace. I know for sure I can shave a few minutes off my ride as I could have done an 18-20 average today. I’m also sure I can shave a few minutes on the first run. It clearly comes down to the final run and what I’d have left in the tank.
After this morning I’ve decided I’m going to do it. Let’s try this duathlon and see how it goes. I’ve got just over two weeks to get all of this figured out, but clearly I know I can finish after this morning. Now it all comes down to lowering some times to be competitive in my age group.
Decide to dominate!