I decided to try a mini duathalon today to see how it feels to transition rapidly between events. I started with a 4.1km run (oh yeah, its -18C with a wind chill of -28C) which went not bad considering the path was packed with snow and drifts. I had just about the perfect amount of clothing on to push against the cold, not sweat, and feel slightly warm.
Once back, I jump on the bike trainer as fast as possible and pounded off 20km. Now that I was really sweaty, I decided to cut the final run short for fear of death. So I just ran a quick 0.8km around the block.
I didn’t time any of this because I just wanted to experience the feeling of rapid transition and running in the cold. It was not nearly as bad as I anticipated, so I look forward to doing this again.