Hubs and I will be racing our very first duathlon this Saturday!
We entered the Sprint distance which entails:
5K run | 20K bike | 2.5K run
While I have a rough idea of what kinds of paces/speeds I'd like to see, I don't have any specific time goals. It's my first one and I want to complete it for the experience, have fun and not die. I have no clue what it's like to bike in a race or what transition will be like!
We're pretty excited and a little nervous - no doubt the nerves will be present in full force come race morning! I've been glued to the race website learning the who/what/where/when/why's of this event, reading the Beginner's Guide and familiarizing myself with the rules. This is a whole lot more complicated than running! Then again, I probably thought my first race was pretty complicated at the time...
Tri/duathletes (or anyone else with $0.02 to offer) - throw me your best piece of advice. Something that is obvious to you may not be so obvious to this noob!