Sunday, August 8, 2010

A great day.

Today's Duathlon was not a big affair by any stretch of the imagination but gee's it was run well. I went not only to watch but with the hopes that I would help out but when I got there they all seemed so well organised I didn't even put my hand up, and with that I was left to take in everything and learn.

Today's Duathlon was a 2.5km run, 20km bike ride finished up with another 5km run. And the top guy and gal did it so easy I was left standing there with my mouth wide open. The speed's at which they did that 20km in I can only hope to one day reach. Awesome is all I can.

Whilst waiting inbetween run legs and cycling legs I got to chatting with a lady who is hoping to become the club coach. They are hoping to add a new dimension to coaching within the club by doing track work, actual transition training, mounting and dismounting from the bike and swim sessions. Sounds awesome. As of next Saturday they are holding 3 free swim sessions which will include stroke correction and actual squad work. I look forward to it as I believe you can always learn something new.

When I got home I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get my backside on the bike and hit the road. It was time to overcome my fear and ride the 8km block around my home. The 8km loop includes 2 main roads and one awesome hill and alot of traffic, but I think I chose the right day to do it. Being the weekend meant less traffic and the best time to overcome my fear.

I had a ball, the traffic didn't bother me even though I had two absolutely massive trucks go past me and rattle me with the wind. I felt in control and just enjoyed the weather and the fact that I have just done something I thought I couldn't. I was so proud of the fact that I tackled that hill and didn't have to get off my bike. GO ME. I think I must have done the loop fairly quickly because my husband was totally gobsmacked and said I was hooning it down our road.

I can't wait to do it all again tomorrow. Hope the weather holds out.


  1. The good news about the big trucks is that it creates a momentary slipstream for you to ride in...

  2. Patrick: The trucks were pretty scary as I could hear them coming from a mile away. But also gave me an opportunity to hold my ground "so to speak".

  3. Good job on your bike ride! Yay for you! I did a duathlon last year and loved it! I'm hoping to do another one this year too!


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