The Running Mom goes Dua

It was a different Sunday that I woke up to. It was the day of reckoning, the day of my first duathlon experience, I would be joining the Urban Duathlon at Tiendesitas. I will just be doing the Beginners Category 2.5K run, 4K bike and 2.5K run, it’s just a short distance but the butterflies in my stomach won’t leave me alone. I was awake at 3AM, didn’t get the much-needed sleep because of the excitement.

Prepping my things at the Transition area (helping me are my kids) πŸ™‚

Me ulit πŸ™‚

Group picture with my kids, Tatty, Cherry, Duathletes Pio and Ronald

We (beginners) were the last to go, my plan was just to finish, I joined this race because Erick convince me too for me to experience duathlon. I would take my time and enjoy every second of it. The first run was nice, I was in no hurry, but I was still overtaking some runners.

Approaching the Transition Area

It was at the bike leg that I was a bit nervous, knowing that the road was not closed for traffic, since my plan was just to finish, I literally took my time in this leg, I would slow down every turn, what terrified me was when I was cut by an FX along E. Rodriguez Avenue, the organizers overlook this one. But praise God that nothing bad happened to me.

Nearing T2

Brick training is the key to any multi-sport, during mine I told Erick that it was easier to run then bike rather than bike then run. My legs didn’t feel anything but I was trying my best to complete the race. During the second run, I was running and walking, just to finish I said to myself, it would be more than enough for me. And 58 minutes and 3 seconds later I was crossing the finish line, it was a sigh of relief, a taste of victory. I felt great after finishing the race. Praise God! πŸ™‚ Thanks Erick for the pictures. πŸ™‚

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10 thoughts on “The Running Mom goes Dua

    • Let says:

      @Rico – thanks po, madami pa akong kakainin para marating ko ang narating nyo. πŸ™‚

      @Chito – congratulations! medyo takot pa ako sa bike leg, practice muna ako, pero nag enjoy naman ako sa race. thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  1. sundaywarrior says:

    Hi Congrats, it was also my first duathlon so I share the same feeling before the race -butterflies in the stomach..

  2. rachel says:

    Wow Let! Congrats! So the tables have turned, support na si hubby (nag demand ka na rin?? haha!) I can tell you enjoyed, you were smiling in all the pictures!

    • Let says:

      @rachel – thanks, i enjoyed it a lot, especially the bike leg, yes it did but i forgot to shout at Erick “Gatorade”, maybe next time. see you soon. πŸ˜‰

      @taty – thanks, it was nice seeing you. hope to see you more often at races, who knows maybe you could join too. πŸ™‚

      @mark – thanks, been missing you in a lot of races. πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats, Let! πŸ™‚
    I agree: The transition from the bike leg to the run leg is more difficult. I sometimes feel like I’m pedaling on pavement. Hehe. πŸ˜€
    Congratulations and hope to be there to cheer you on your next multisport race! πŸ˜‰

  4. Ngayon ko lang ulit nakita tong blog mo Let, sorry. Well, congratulations for your first duathlon. Galing! Sana ako rin. Hahaha. Hope to ride with you soon. Regards to your family.

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