Dambuster Duathlon Got up: 5am Breakfast:5:45 Blended muesli with blueberries soya yogurt,coco nibs,agave syrup,quinoa and water. Location: Rutland water. Conditions: Run – gravel,grass.tarmac,undulating. Bike – tarmac,very undulating with some tough hills. Weather: Bit chilly,slight wind,bit sunny. Race: First run; Started steady so not to fast as per usual, started to overtake people around 4k, so got motivation through that and started going faster. T1: Perfect. Bike: good solid bike ride, with some very cheeky hills, just a few issues with getting the right gears didn’t feel cold at all, drunk enough fluid too,plus one gel at 25k. T2: Perfect. Second run: first 1-2 k was hard after a tough bike course, got better on the rest of the run. What did I learn: need to have breakfast a touch earlier ( 3hrs before ) apart from that,more training.
Very happy with the race today,got a PB on the first run so chuffed with that,very tough bike with some cheeky hills,stunning location and very well organized.
Distances: 1st run 10k – bike- 42k – 2nd run 5k
1st run: 41:06
2nd run: 22:28