Wednesday, February 17, 2021

That Competitive Feeling...

 ... I obviously wasn't but the old racing juices were definitely flowing in tonight's Zwift Duathlon League race number 1 of 6. A time-trial format bike / treadmill duathlon with points scored based on the distance achieved in 35 minutes on the bike followed by 15 minutes on the treadmill with a ten minute transition in-between.

I felt I paced it about right on the bike. I didn't hold back but didn't go all out although I was motivatted through the second half to chase down some 20-30 riders without going ballistic. As soon as the time was up I was immediately off the bike and onto the the treadmill. Talk about jelly legs....... I spent the transition at a gentle walk but the legs didn't feel like they were attached to my body. Once underway my legs started to feel better and I increased the pace throughout and overtook a number of runners but 15 minutes isn't long and it was over before I knew it.

So that's the marker set for next week's race, although the bike route will be different so it won't be directly comparable, the treadmill section will be. Hopefully I can go a bit quicker...

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