Monday, November 10, 2008
I participated in my first duathlon in over 18 months and was able to bring home some hardware as I finished first in the clydesdale division. I guess it pays to have put on a few pounds this year. I weighed in at 216, with my dress clothes on, which is about 30 more than when I last did a duathlon. I rode my bike last weekend because I hadn't been out on the roads at all this whole year, but I was still able to put a good race together anyway. The duathlon was a 2 mile run, 16 mile bike and then another 2 mile run. With the calf problems I had been having I was worried about the running part but it actually went much better than I was expecting, except that I have lost every little bit of speed I ever had. I was realy surprised by the bike as I was able to average over 20mph and stay in the aero position for a good 80% of the race.
Today I'm not nearly as sore as I thought I would be and my calves and feet feel really good. I'm hoping to get some good recovery workouts in this week and possibly do the White Rock marathon in December.