I competed in my the Camp Partlow Duathlon yesterday. This was the second Duathlon that I have in done (The first was last October.) The event was a 2 mile run, a 20 mile ride, and then a 2 mile run. The weather could have been worse. It was about 57 degrees with a very steady rain that made things interesting. Due to the weather, their were only about 50 participants including my wife (her first Du) and a friend of mine (his second Du). When the race started I very quickly fell off pace, but I learned my lesson last time, and this did not bother me. I stuck to my run walk schedule and wound up passing about 3 people toward the end of the run. The bike was a much tougher route than I had prepared myself for. I was expecting a couple of descent hills, but it was basically a continuous roll with a couple of hills that I was very pleased with the 6 miles per hour that I was doing. With the rain, I wound up with some front shifter problems. I was having problems getting it to shift down a few times. It turns out that the rain had pushed the lube out of the derailleur pivot points and pushed in a little sand. I finished the ride slower than I wanted, but probably as good as I should have. The second run was as horrible as expected. It took me about the first mile to work through the normal awkward feeling and to work the cramps out of legs. I finished with an overall time of 1:59:17. I was shooting for 2:00:00, so I was pleased. This was good enough for 41st out of 50, and 2nd in my age group. Of course, their were only 2 in my age group, but who is counting. The experience was great, and I am definitely planning more in the future!