The 2012 Duathlon National Team leaves Nancy, France with unfinished business.
Our race strategy was to send one runner out with the main run group and have the rest of the team stay within sight, and group up immediately on the bike to work together. We executed our team strategy to the best of our ability, but we didn't have time for any mistakes. The bike course was only 4.5K per lap and the lead pack was gaining speed as we fought to stay within the lap-out distance. We were organized and taking the technical turns aggressively, but crash and then a flat took us out of the groove. With only 2 laps to go, we were left with only one US contender.
Day two gave us the opportunity to redeem ourselves with the mixed relay, two men and two women from each country racing on a sprint course. I was selected as the third leg. We decided to put our fastest runner first, but she had to pull out due to an injury, so our team was unable to continue.
Thank you for your support! I'm looking forward to some fall riding.