This morning, I participated in the Wildcat Duathlon. This was a real fun event and one that I knew that I wouldn't be competitive in, but I ran and biked as hard as I could. I finished the first two miles in 15:58, took about a minute at the transition point and headed out for the bike ride. The bike course was hilly (in my opinion). I was riding a Trek 7.3 Fx. which is not geared like a road bike. I started out strong but many people passed me on the bike ride. It took me 52 minutes to ride 12 miles. By the time we got to the last leg, I was fairly far back. My legs felt like bricks and jello but I was able to pass about 10 people on the second two mile run and finished at 1:26:12. I feel pretty good for that time, considering it was my first race.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Recently I have been considering becoming a multi-sport recreational athlete. I have been running for two years now and have a firm grasp on running. My quest for more speed has led to me losing about 8 pounds since a year ago. I am currently at 171 and hoping to get between 160 and 165. I will be running the Bass Pro Shops Half-Marathon on November 2. I am hoping to really smash my PR of 1:58:05(Personal Record for those of you scoring at home).
I have recently purchased a bike (Trek 7.3fx) and have been getting interested in riding. I have rode about 30 miles total on it so far. I am considering participating in a duathlon on October 18th which consists of a 2 mile run, 12 mile bike ride and another 2 mile run.