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27 days to get my duathlon legs...Q? for runners among us...(2 posts)

27 days to get my duathlon legs...Q? for runners among us...Spiritual Haiku
Aug 29, 2001 11:12 AM
i'm planning a duathalon at the end of october, but haven't run since february. in february i was treadmill running 30-40 minutes, followed by weight sessions. the du is 2 mile run, 15 mile bike, 2 mile run, and is 100% paved.

problem big month for the bike is september, where i'll be doing three major rides and recup in-between, with one weekend off. i don't want to start stretching my running legs and end-up sore the entire month, thus affecting my big rides. this leaves me with 27 october days to get my legs back for four miles of running separated by the 15 mile bike leg.

any suggestions on easing myself into it with the time that i have (as if!) ? i'm not a fast or competitive runner, my stamina/endurance is excellent, and i've increased my overall form and fitness while reducing my weight since the last time i ran early this year.

thanks in advance!
Start walking now. 2 miles at a time in your running shoes.MB1
Aug 29, 2001 1:04 PM
Then the transition to running in October won't be so bad. As a cyclist I think you are right not to run in September if this is going to be your big bike month and you have not been running since Feb.

A closely held secret-when you do start running regularly, internal application of PBR and a chaser of JD results in the oft reported and little understood "Runners High".