So you’ve decided to go for the run-bike-run. Our running hats off to you. Racing in a duathlon is one of the most challenging endeavors an athlete can take on. The good news? You get to bypass the swimming leg that most triathletes quite frankly dread, with the added benefit of beginning your race with a run, when you’re most pumped and ready to fly. But you’ll need that same amount energy later for the possibly lengthier run that ends the race. So how do you get to there? We’re going to share the best duathlon tips for beginners that will yield the kind of results you’re hoping for. From now until race day, here’s a glance at the most critical training elements at your level:
- Establishing a solid foundation split between both disciplines (bike & run)
- Preventing injury
- Building endurance
- Tracking your stats
- Training dually in both disciplines on the same day
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