real pre-race strategy here.
you at the race.
race is always a lot of fun. I had no real expectations,
just wanted a good fun race. It was a rematch between
my buddy Mike Condon and I from Wildflower
when I blew up. I had gone out to ride and run the
course the week before and looked at the run that
was between the lake and T1.
under 34 males go off in the same wave. 1
into T2 feeling pretty good. It was time to run the
5mi and that was of no worries to me. I hopped off
my bike and sat down to put on my running shoes. I
put on my race belt and my racing hat.
out of T2 the announcer mentioned my cool racing hat
and gave me some airtime :) I ran along and grabbed
some water and continued on. During the run I was
passed by John Tuttle who won the 40-44AG and we ran
together/chatted for a mile. At the mile 2 aid station
I got passed by a guy in my AG, he was now in the
lead and there was no hope of me catching him. He
was fast. I push hard up the small hills and enjoyed
the nice wooded trail run. Around mile 3 a huge gust
of wind came and blew my hat off. I was in a podium
position, so there was no time to go back and look
for it. I ran run Carak Attack and got ready for the
final mile. A few people passed me, but they were
not in my AG, so I did not worry. I held onto my 2nd
place position to the end.
Finishing Position: 29 (2nd in my age group)
After the race I chatted
with some of the folks that had finished ahead of
me. Ended up making a good friend Todd Dooley and
chatted with some local tri club folks. Fun race,
even if the weather was nasy.
Time - 00:03:26 (swim/run = 26:07)
Transition 1 - Included in Bike
2- Included in Bike time