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.
Congrats, glad you had fun. Chips for breakfast?? as in potato chips?? OMG, I think my wife would love you. :)
She is a total chip-a-holic.
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