Boost your duathlon training with this running event

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.

SF Double
You can find a triathlon any weekend you like in some parts of the U.S. Duathlon? Not so much. The Double Road Race can help fill the void.

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

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.

Happy running-riding-running,

Heather J


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