Saturday, March 10, 2018

Happy Kids Du #4

Date/Location: 3/10/18, Granite Bay
Distance: 1mi R – 3miB – 1mi R
Time: Ariel: 31:53, PR!   (Previous 32:05)
Place: Ariel: 3rd, 9 & 10 Year Old Girls

My Race Story

1st Run

I line up at the starting line for the 4th Happy Kids Duathlon. The race director says 10, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, go! I start running up I go straight and the enter the trails. I go downhill then up the hill. I try to catch a girl that was in my previous duathlon. She’s not in my age group. I stay behind her. I tried to stay with her but she disappeared into the distance. Every time I go around a corner I see blue {which is the color she was wearing} go around another. I keep running. Dad cheers me on. I start to sprint to transition. I run into transition and put on my helmet. I run my bike to the line.


I get on Anna’s bike and go up a big hill. Then down a little hill and then I go on a long straight road. I keep biking and do a big turn. I see kids going back on the other side of the road. I go up a little hill then turn. Now I see kids coming. I do the big turn and enter the long road again. I see the girl I wanted to pass. I bike harder. I’m getting closer and closer. I pass her.  She says a good job and I say a good job back. But right in when I was going into transition she passes me.

2nd Run

I run out of transition. My legs hurts. I go up a hill and enter the trails. I do a zig-zag. As I run up a small hill and my legs are sore. I cross over a I see a lot of drift wood. Dad is waiting for me. He cheers me on. I see the long stretch to the finish. I feel exhausted as I run down the home stretch. I run around the corner and see the finish line. I sprint to the finish. I’m so glad I finished. I got 3rd in my age group.