For the second year in a row I came home with 1st place in my age division at the Out for Blood Duathlon (5k run followed by 20k bike). This year it was the men’s 26-35 mountain bikers and last year it was the men’s 30-39 mountain bikers. No idea why they switched up the age divisions.
I registered for the 2012 Out for Blood Duathlon, which is in April. Earlier this year I completed this race as my first (and only) duathlon.
Last Saturday I completed my first duathlon, the Out for Blood Duathlon in Mount Pleasant. It was a 5K run followed by a 20K bike ride. I timed myself at 24:13 for the 5K and my total finishing time was 1:12:32, so I beat my goal of 1:15:00.
I finished first in the 30-39 male mountain bike division, but now that results are posted, I see there was only one other guy to beat. I finished 5th out of 13 males (just over 5 minutes behind top time) who rode a mountain bike, so not bad.
It was a lot of fun! I’m looking forward to doing some other 5K runs and duathlons this summer.
My friend Dave has been training for a duathlon and I’ve always wanted to do one, so I signed up to join him. It’s called the Out for Blood Duathlon and is on April 16th, just over a month away. The duathlon consists of a 5K run followed by a 20K bike ride. I can complete both of those on their own so I just need to increase my fitness to be able to them together.
I found a decent 4 week program online, which I’ve adapted to create my training program:
|Run 20 easy
||Cycle 35 easy
|Run 25 easy
||Cycle 40 easy
|Run 30 easy
||Cycle 45 easy
||Cycle 30 easy
||Run 20 easy
* All numbers are minutes.
My goal is to finish under
1:20:00 1:15:00 which is doable if I run 7 mph and ride 14 16 mph. (I found some 2004 riding data showing I consistently rode over 16 mph on my mountain bike, so adjusted my goal. If I hit those paces, I’ll have 2 minutes to spare on the goal time, which will be needed at the starting line and for the transition.) I better start training!
I enjoyed the original The Fast and the Furious, but thought 2 Fast 2 Furious was a bit far-fetched, especially the end scene with the boat landing on the yacht. So going into the third movie, Tokyo Drift, I wasn’t sure what to expect, which is exactly the reason I waited until the movie hit the cheap seats and I could see it for $2.25.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Walking into the theater I figured I was getting some cheap entertainment for 2 hours, but instead I saw a decent movie. As I sat back in my seat I felt the same enjoyment I did going to the very first movie in the F&F series. Tricked out cars and hot girls are two great ingredients to use for a good movie because they get your attention right away.
I really enjoyed all of the drifting which is a completely different type of racing than we saw in either of the previous two films. I wish I could drive like some of the stunt men who did the scenes for this movie. The end of the movie was a bit of a surprise and a nice touch to leave the door open for a fourth film.