The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Club Du

Last night, was the multi-sport club's duathlon training night. This was the first time this year that I was able to get out, and it was great to be back 'at it'. When we lived in Ottawa, I was doing a sprint duathlon every week, and I loved it.

The club du is slightly different format: 2K Run, 15K Bike, 4K Run. Overall the course is somewhat easier, and the pavement is nice and silky smooth. In Ottawa, the runs were 3K each (actually a tad shorter), and psychologically, it was always easier to run faster on the 2nd run. 4K is a tougher run back, but better practice for Sprint Tris (usually 5K run).

I did pretty good considering, I hadn't done much biking since the Riverkeeper triathlon.

Weather was hot but not too muggy. A little wind on the bike out.

Run 1: 2K 8:33 (4:17 pace)
T1: 0:37
Bike: 15K 26.59 (33.3 km/hr)
T2: 0:29
Run 2: 4K 18:38 (4:40 pace)
Total Time: 0:55:17.58

The benchmark has been set. Will he go sub-53 this year????