Thank you for visiting my duathlon blog. I am a runner historically, a cyclist since 2009, and duathlete since 2012. I immediately fell in love with the challenge of the run-bike-run format with my first race—”Du for Fun” in Rancho Seco Park, which is kinda sorta between Sacramento and Stockton, on the site of a former nuclear power plant. That second run—gads! I finished first female, which a nice surprise!
I went on to compete in the 2013 and 2014 ITU World Duathlon Championships and plan to be there again in August 2017. I’m a three-time All American in the sport and finished fifth AG in the 2015 Duathlon National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. In April 2017, I won my age group in the USAT Duathlon Long Course World Championships. Woo Hoo!
I’m not a coach, I’m not an elite, just a pretty good athlete that works very hard to keep improving in her two favorite sports. Sometimes I overdu it, but by and large I try to remember that this is my fun thing. It’s part of my life, but not my whole life!
In this blog, I plan to share not just rambling from me, but also reports from other duathletes, Q&As with coaches and others connected to the sport, duathlon race news, duathlon training advice, and more. I would love to see the sport grow, and this is one way I hope to help with that. Follow this blog to stay in the loop!
Oh — when I’m not training, I run my own business as a writer. Find me at heatherraejohnson.com.