Duathlon Nationals is coming up this weekend. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve raced this race. I’m pretty excited to return to racing a national level duathlon race. I’m even more impressed that over 500 people signed up for a duathlon. Best thing is it’s only 10 miles from my house. Nothing bad about sleeping in your own house the night before a race.
There are several big guns entered in my age group. Continuing my undefeated streak (2-0 yeah, I’m a masters bad ass!) since entering into the M40-44AG is going to be hard, if not impossible. But I’ll try to du it.
We’ll have to see how it goes. My hamstrings seem to be better. Missing all that training on the run can’t be a good thing. The cycling I feel is going fairly well. I’m putting up some good power numbers. Hopefully with my rather aero position I can take advantage of the false flats and wind to generate a fast split on low watts. Although generating higher watts then my last race might be the smart thing to do. I’d clean my bike before the race, but since I’ve only ridden it in two races this year, it’s pretty clean, or at least not dirty enough to warrant me cleaning it. It’s turning into a ride my TT bike only in races year I think.
My only concern is the run. It starts up a f*cking hill. For at least a kilometer. Straight uphill. I have no idea what the RD was thinking except maybe generating slow run times. That course either goes uphill or down hill. It’s going to be a quad buster for sure on the final run. I think fast times = a sexy race. Maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t think races should be about who can slog uphill the best. It’s probably just me eh?
On the plus side there are several Accelerate 3 athletes racing. Hopefully we’ll all turn out good results.