Had a great day today doing the Brooklyn Duathon in Prospect Park. Didn’t know what to expect since I’ve not really ridden my tri bike in over a year and only did minimal time on the trainer with my road bike through the winter.
The race experience was a little weird as it was like a morning-long flash back to another life. I haven’t done a multisport race since 2008 and the whole time things kept coming back to me that I had completely forgotten about — what to pack in my bag, how to arrange my transition area, the best way to portion out the effort on the bike, my propensity to cramp up on the second run if I push it too hard in the first mile.
Adding to the weirdness was the fact that I opted for the road bike over the tri as I felt more comfortable with my bike skills that way. I’ve never done a race off the tri bike. This left me confused about my riding position and I definitely lost several seconds due to the less aero face to the wind.
Anyway… it was hard, but in the end things turned out well. I came in 2nd in my age group and 28th overall. My 2 mile run / 10 mile bike / 2 mile run results came out to be:
Run #1 – 12:06 / T1 – 0:58 / Bike – 30:39 / T2 – 0:43 / Run #2 – 13:07 / Total Time 57:35
Best part was catching up with Jonathan, Nicole and the old City Coach group. Pointing out hawks and airplanes with baby Simon was fun too. Team photo below.