With barely three weeks of not-so-hard training, I finally did the Duaman event, the second leg of the SwimBikeRun (SBR) Tri-series. I run 3KM, road my bike for 20km and then run 3km again to join the more than 600 participants into becoming duathletes. My total time was ok enough, clocking in 1:37. It would have been faster but I sucked on the bike.
But what impressed me the most was how fast I conquered the 3K runs. I did the first run for around 17 mins. Good enough for my personal record. The early morning uphill run to Antipolo from my place to the Valley Golf loop helped a lot. Since the 3K run in the Duaman was just plain road, I didn’t had a hard time finishing it.
And what baffles me most was how I fast I recovered from biking to running the second 3K run. The first few minutes was hard but after awhile, I’ve regained my running form and finished.
Overall, it was a great experience. I’m hoping I could muster the courage to train for tri. But it’s a long a shot. I’ll be doing a couple of more duathlon perhaps and several half-marathon. Triathlon can wait. 🙂
Congrats to SwimBikeRun for a well-organized event. You guys rock!