I am sitting in the back of my van with an hour to go before the Dubuque Duathlon starts. I have learned after enough races that warming up too early can slow me down. So I try and relax as much as I can until warmup time. Today the method of relaxing is blogging.
I have never done a duathlon before so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. The one bicycle race I did in the past went terribly. I was dropped by the peloton in the first mile. Today is different. I have a new bicycle, I am more fit, there will not be a huge pack to drop me during the bike portion, there is only one hill and I've rode up it so many times that instead of getting dropped on it I intend to drop others on it. It's going to be fun, whatever happens.