I had two weeks of training after the little surgery 3 Weeks ago and we decided that it was time to get some serious kilometres on the bike in my legs. Fortunately there was a duathlon race not to far from my training base Rostock. Since I had a lot of hard an good run sessions but could not do the volume and the intensity on the bike the race plan was to take it easy during the first 10k run, hammer the bike as good as possible and loosen the legs a bit during the second run. The first run felt very good, not too hard, but I ended up in first position with a 33:40 run split. The biggest part of the run was on nice forest trails. Maybe it was not exactly 10k… The bike part was really nasty because of just 12°C and 50-60 km/hr wind. I tried to hammer the bike as hard as possible but was not able to average more than 40 km/hr. Maybe it was not too bad for the first hard bike session in the last few weeks. In the second transition after 56k on the bike I found myself still in first position and could cruise easily (34:50) to my first little victory of the year.
Conclusion from that race: run fitness is already quite good, but I definitely need some hard bike sessions during the next couple of weeks !