|I could get used to this view!|
I haven't raced many du's in the past few years so I wasn't sure who the competition would be so I figured I'd take it out hard and see if anyone would follow. It was a narrow out and back 2 mile run on a sandy (and shaded) trail, so plenty of opportunity to see your fellow duathletes on the way back.
|Ready for the start.|
Headed out on the bike. This is a FAST, mostly flat 12 mile course. The course already has triathletes on it as their swim started the same time we did but took an average of 7-8 minutes. I just put my head down and started to crank the pedals while hoping to recover my legs. It was a rather uneventful ride, I passed quite a few triathletes, fought a little bit of wind but other than that it was good.
|Just out of T1 and getting rolling.|
Out onto the run after a quick transition. The run was a 5k loop around the lake, some on trail and some on campground roads. I wasn't feeling my best, but nailed down an 18:14 5k, and more importantly picked up the overall win by 40 seconds. I'll take it!
|A great venue and a slog of a finish on the soft sand.|