The schedule for Wednesday showed that it was one of the workouts that I was most nervous about. I was absolutely dreading the Hell on the Hills duathlon.
Last year I had a meltdown on the first run during the duathlon. I was so afraid that I would crash my bike trying to cycle up the hill. Earlier in the week, I had asked Graeme if we could practice on the hill. He sprang it on me so that I had no option but to cycle up it. This gave me confidence that I would be able to do it on the day.
I was familiar with the course for the event. We would start in the middle of one hill. We would run up it, down the other side, back down past the start to the beach at the bottom and back up to the middle. Then we would do it three times on a bike and then once again on foot.
I completed the event in 1:30:24, so the challenge for next year is to finish it in under 1:30.
In the afternoon, our activity was some pool swimming at the 50m outdoor pool.