This weekend had a first and a last!
On Sunday I did my FIRST ever Duathlon! And I came? Yip you guessed it …. LAST! I am not talking last placed lady or last placed in my age group, although I did that too. I am talking dead cold stone LAST in the entire race.
There are a few positives though. Firstly; I did come first in my age group and finished 3rd lady over all (yes only 3 ladies took part). Another positive is that I did it in under the 3 hours I was hoping for. Those other ladies are FLIPPEN quick. My time was 2 hours 46 minutes and 9 seconds. Although I know on the run each lap was only 2.4km and not 2.5 and I think the bike was bit shorter too. It was pretty tough, but I have realized that I am most definitely a multi sport athlete.
The day before I did the Spar Ladies 10km race. All I kept thinking was I wish I had been able to ride or swim too. But I enjoyed it, and I did my best 10km time EVER! Unfortunately my mom was still “faking” an injury so I will never know if I could have beaten her. I think I did it quicker than she has ever, but I am sure that if she had seen me over taking her she would have picked up the pace; nothing like a bit of healthy competition from your daughter. My time for the 10km was 53minutes 18 seconds. I am getting quicker. Last year I took over 10 minutes longer for the same race.
All this might explain why I was a bit emotional when watching TV on Sunday night. I was (to put it politely) buggered! But happy.
This weekend I have a half marathon. It should be fun. It is a nice one, along the coast so pretty flat.