It was a beautiful sunny morning with temps in the high 60's. Oddly cool for this time of year, but I'm loving it! I ran four miles out and back on the trail, happy to cross paths with my friend Cathy for high 5's. The gravel trail was a bit muddy in spots from all the rain, so I had to do some side-stepping and jumping. My whole body felt good, and I remember thinking, "Is it wrong that I seem to be happiest while running?"
I love trails with mile markers! I kept nearly all my mile splits under a 10 minute pace. That's pretty good for me on an 8 mile jaunt.
9:44 - 9:40 - 9:52 - 9:16 - 8:52 - 9:48 - 10:09 - 9:52
I swung back to the van for my bike, and headed down the trail once again. For those of you who don't already know, I'm not a fan of biking. In fact, I'm kinda scared of it! Something about it makes me feel like I don't have control... and I simply dread falling. But today I felt so free, like a little kid, whizzing down the trail on my mountain bike. I went the same 4 mile route out and back, bringing today's mileage up to 16 miles. Sixteen seems to be a good number for me these days! (see Saturday's long run post)
Total 16 mile Workout: 1:56:58
8 mile Run: 1:17:15
8 mile Bike: 39:43
After all that, I felt like this...
No, I'm kidding! Really, I felt amazingly GOOD and HAPPY!
A Duathlon is defined as an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg, and then another running leg in a format bearing resemblance to triathlons. Okay, today's workout wasn't exactly by definition a "duathlon" but I'm calling it that anyway! :)
Have you ever done a Duathlon, team or individual?
If not, would you like to?