This was my first multiport race of the year. I had low expectations for my race performance having hardly run since the Tobacco Road Marathon and just a handful of rides of over an hour. The duathlon length of 31 miles would actually be the longest I have ridden so far this year.
The first 5 mile run went well. I ran at a pace that I thought I could keep throughout and didn’t try to keep up with the lead runners. The bike went better than expected, although I was starting to get tired around the 25 mile mark. The headwind on the last section of the ride didn’t help any either. The final 5 mile run also went better than expected. My legs were tired from the bike, but I was able to keep a steady pace throughout, just not as fast as I would like. Being that this was my first brick, I’m surprised my legs didn’t cramp up. I guess the mileage on my legs from marathon training helped out some.