On Saturday, Bobby participated in his first duathlon. This one consisted of a two mile run, followed by an 11.2 mile bike ride, then another 2 mile run. Luckily, the race was five minutes up the road at the community center. I shot a video while I was there, you can check it out on yesterday’s post.
We also lucked up with the weather, it was gorgeous and cool for late May, so it was a perfect race to spectate.
The race started at 8:00, so we got there at 7:30 so Bobby could register and get his transition area set up. The 2 miles were an out and back followed by a 11.2 mile bike lop then the out and back two miles again.
Bobby hadn’t ridden more than 6 miles on his bike since April, so we were both interested to see how he would do. The gun went off, and everyone took off down the road. Within ten minutes the first man was back. Wow! He hopped on his bike and was gone. I waited on Bobby then timed his transition for him as he got on the bike and left. About 40 minutes later, he appeared again and began his last stretch of the race.
I had fun watching everyone come into the finish, and I did a lot of cheering for strangers. I soon spotted Bobby and got some pictures of him coming across the finish line. He did it!
QOTD: Have you ever done a duathlon? Would you consider doing one?