My Mom stayed home with Junior Awesome so Bri and I were able to run around a bit more than we can with mr.man.
To the point: race day. I arrived feeling good but not terribly well rested. The last few weeks Junior has been waking up in the 5-6 range and I stay up late. Usually can catch a nap but the week of was just hectic, and no naps. Priorities definitely change!
The morning of: woke up around 545 and sucked down a bunch of coffee and my usual eggs, chips, toast breakfast. I like my breakfast!
It was a friggin' cold morning!
The swim: Stayed bundled up as long as possible then got in to warm up a bit just before our wave. Started in wave 2 with a mild current assist, nothing like it's been in years past. Felt good and came out around 26:30.
Me run. Cold feet. Ouchie.
T1: slow as molasses. I put on skullcap, gloves, winter jacket, tights, and wool socks, not in that order.
Bike: felt ok but not great, just couldn't seem to crank it as well as I have in some workouts recently. Didn't feel completly anemic though. The first 37 - yes 37 - miles were all into a headwind or head-crosswind. GahH! Made up some time on the return to downtown. 2:37 time.
T2: faster than T1 but still slow.
Run: felt good! Kept feeling good! Pushed hard on 2nd half! Actually passed people! Ran a 22:00 final 5k! Wowie! 1:35.13.
Comin' in for a smoochie with my hunny
Overall time was 4:47.53 and apparently good for 5th place masters. The current results are incorrect showing that I ran a 3:24 half marathon.
Our crew also won the award for loudest/most obnoxious fan base. :)
They only look harmless.
I would post more pictures and/or but am burned out on this blog post already. me me me me me blah blah blah. the end.