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Lake Lanier Duathlon

bike_end.jpg Last Sunday (April 23rd) was the Lake Lanier Duathlon. Here’s a pic of me nearing the end of the 16 mile bike course. Coming into this turn I could see 3 ambulances at the driveway that takes you to the transition area. Scary stuff – I have no idea what happened. All I saw was 1 bike in the grassy area and someone that I presumed to be its rider strapped onto a stretcher. I don’t know who it was but I hope they’re alright.

This duathlon involved a 3 mile run, 16 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. My time was just over 1 hour 50 minutes. Not bad for a newbie. Plus, I had a lot of fun at it (although the pictures from the last run leg don’t look like I was having fun).

What’s next? The Mountain Ranger Duathlon. It’s off road – a 5K trail run, a 34K mountain bike leg, and a 2 mile trail run. It’s taking place at Camp Frank D. Merrill – home to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion and the Mountain Phase of the U. S. Army Ranger School. I don’t know what I’ve gotten myself into but I can’t wait to find out! After that, the Peachtree Road Race is the next known event, but I’m looking for a good sprint distance triathlon to throw into the mix.

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