Monday, June 15, 2009

Lion's Duathlon

Sunday was the Lion's Duathlon in Willoughby hosted by NCN. While we were packing up to leave in the morning, it was pretty cold. I had to wear a sweatshirt and a beanie/winter cap. When we arrived at the race, we signed up, put everything in transition and got dressed. Before the race, Dad and I did a warm up run for about 10 minutes, and that warmed us up a lot. Plus the sun was out too, so it started to warm up.

The start of the race was very fast. Lots of adrenaline in everyone. I was in about 5-6 place in the first 5k. I finished the run in about 18:50, then jumped on my bike and tried to hit it pretty hard. I rode past all the racers that were in front of me on the run except one, which was one of our teammates. The bike course was 3 laps of a 6.5 mile loop, including some uphill sections. I was in second place in the start of the bike and ended my bike portion of the race still in second place. After I ran out of transition, I didn't see any other racers. I was feeling pretty good at this point, but I still wanted to run as hard as I could because I know that the second run is where all of your time decreases. I felt really good in my second run and ended up finishing second overall with a time of 1 hr. 30min.

Dad also had a great race. He finished 1st in his age group and probably in the top 10, but the results aren't up yet so we still aren't really sure. But, he said that he was suffering pretty bad on his second run, but he still finished strong and looked great. Awesome job Dad. The whole team looked great. Mike and Christina raced great, with Christina taking 2nd overall in the women's race and Mike looked great as well. Nice job guys.

Well, gotta go to work. See ya.


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