Race day at Yorkshire Duathlon.
Aim for today was just to have a strong event. Do each discipline pretty close to my potential, in the past I’ve been pretty good individually but generally fail to put them together,
Run 1 had a changed course which took us away from the planned out and back down a road and onto a more twisty turny course that ran over grass. The natural enemy of the road racing shoe Despite all of this (along with it being slightly long) meant an average pace of 4:13/km. Given I had wanted a time in the 20:xx range that was pretty close!
On to the bike and we had 6 laps around a racing circuit to look forward to. Lots of very open corners that didnt require any braking, and often no need to stop pedaling either. Each lap only being 3.3km and there being 300 people racing meant there was a lot of traffic and even though it was nominally non drafting it was hard to avoid, as long as you werent making it obvious the marshals were pretty lenient. My aim was to have a NP in the range of 95%. Watching the power levels on the watch while riding is rather hard so I settled into a rhythm on each lap, NP in the end was right at FTP. Super happy with that bike ride!
Run 2 was just as difficult as it always is. No grass on this one though so far more happy with a 4:09 average pace to finish it off in unremarkable style.
Run 1: 21:56
Run 2: 10:03