As most of you know, it ain’t easy to find local duathlons to use as either tune-up races or as an “A” race itself. Bob Anderson, a mainstay on the San Francisco Bay Area running scene for many years (and the founder of Runner’s World), directs a series of races that could very well fill the void in your 2016 (and beyond) duathlon calendar.
Enter, the Double Road Race, a challenging running event that gives multisport athletes a new way to build fitness and enhance duathlon training in a fun, competitive environment.
Basically, you run twice. The standard event features a 10K run, a break, and a 5K run. Sounds like standard duathlon run distances to me! During the break, hop on your bike or use the race-supplied spin bikes. Voila! A challenging run-bike-run event.
For more information on the Double Road Race, check out this article in Triathlete magazine (written by yours truly).
And to find a Double Road Race in your neck to the woods, visit its website at doubleroadrace.com.
Hint: The Double is coming to San Francisco August 7; San Jose, CA August 20; Kansas City, MO October 9; and Pleasanton, CA December 18. They also host races in Mexico and Kenya!
If you are a runner that’s looking for a new challenge or a duathlete looking for new ways to get in a good hard workout, consider a double day.