Last night I registered for my first sprint duathlon (5k run, 30k bike, 5k run), on 4/25. Prior to doing this I looked at last year's results. I am anticipating bringing up the rear, but not being absolutely last...I hope.
My biggest concern is navigating around 100+ other participants (last year there were ~110). In running races the risk of collision is minimal...and even if 2 runners bump into one another, the damage is generally not even bruise-inducing. The potential for great bodily harm during a cycling event, however...ack! And I am already a klutz. My only hope is that should I crash that I don't take any innocents out with me.
My 11 week training cycle starts on 2/7. I'm really looking forward to better weather for increasingly long bike workouts. Thankfully this Winter has not been bad for outdoor running workouts (unlike last year).
Yesterday I also registered for the Ultimate Cycle Challenge on Feb. 20. I will be pedaling for 2 hours, as will my hubby. Click on JDRF West Michigan to donate in support of our team.