coming up! my first duathlon…

two days ago, i discovered to my horror that the saab city duathlon (run 10km, bike 40km, run 5km) is next sunday.

i had signed up for the event as a spur of the moment thing aeons ago and then completely forgot about it. two days ago, as kyo and i were on our way to dinner after work, i saw one of those lamp post banners that event organizers are so fond of, advertising the event for next sunday.

 yikes.

and i haven’t even had enough time on my bike to speak of.

i’ve now decided on a kamikaze course of action, to attempt to work wonders within a span of 10 days. it seems a bit *toot* to just “go for fun”, so i’ve contrived to at least put up some semblance of having trained for it.

this morning, i got up at an ungodly 4am to meet my equally hare-brained training buddy at east coast park. we ran 10km in pretty good time, finishing in 51mins. i like to think that if it weren’t for the strong winds blowing up from the sea, we would’ve been faster. hah.

after the run, we hopped on our bikes and biked 40km up and down from fort road towards nsrcc twice and made the distance in 1:31, which was pretty surprising since we had:

1. a bike chain derail emergency
2. two toilet breaks
3. said strong headwind

to contend with.

i’m still missing the last 5km run, but alas, work beckoned and we had to leave the place.

this weekend, i shall endeavour to try out the actual race route and see how *chui* i eventually end up.  

not to mention doing a test run of how power gel diluted in water in a hydration pack will taste like.

One Response to “coming up! my first duathlon…”

  1. Chu says:

    Who’s your hare-brained training buddy?

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