Wow, such an amazing experience. I’m proud of all my races…but seriously, A Duathlon…I truly feel like an athlete for the first time. I’m now super motivated to keep improving not only my running but my “athlete” status. I love Duathlons!
So, here’s my results from Team Ortho:
Run1 Time: 37:55 Pace: 12:13 min/mi
TRN1 Time: 4:35
Bike Time: 1:10:39 Pace: 12.7 MPH
TRN2 Time: 4:03
Run Time:41:05 Pace: 13:18 min/mi
With a total time of: 2 hours 38 minutes.
VS. what my Garmin told me:
Summary Time: 2:38:28.5 Dist: 22.68 Avg Pace: 6:59
Run 1 Time: 37:08.3 Dist: 3.17 Avg Pace: 11:42
Trn1 Time: 5:39.3
Bike Time: 1:10:12.5 Dist: 15.96 Avg Pace: 4:24
Trn 2 Time: 4:12.7
Run 2 Time: 41:15.7 Dist: 3.14 Avg Pace: 13:09
I’m a little disturbed that I had myself running a lot faster on my Garmin, almost a PR, than the Team Ortho folks timed me chip time. One thing I noticed though, my chip time/gun time was the same when I switched back and forth between Team Ortho results, hmm. But I’m gonna go with my Garmin, fo sho! If I was trying to win a Team Ortho race I’d worry, but I’m not, I’m just there to do my best!
Not so bad for my first Duathlon ever! I rarely run 10K, and the fact that I *did it* with a 15 mile rolling hills bike ride in the middle, just feels so AMAZING! I want to kick this race’s butt next year!!
Coming up I have the Women Rock 10K on Saturday, very excited to see how I do on a 10K that doesn’t have a bike ride in the middle, haha! I’m going to do a few runs to see if I can’t improve my pace a bit this week.
I’m also thinking I’m going to see if I can earn enough volunteer credit with Team Ortho to upgrade my Monster Dash 5K to the 10 miler…I really think between now and the end of October I can do it!
Who else raced this weekend? How’d it go? What do you think of 10 mile races?