Rise and shine... the early bird catches the worm...
It's August aleady?! Jeepers, better start training for the marathon. Anyway, I'm up at stupid o'clock as the RnR HM starts at 6:30 am. WTF! Hopefully my fake bib gets me in the corral with DW, else I'll be joining her during the 1st mile. She's shooting for 1:42. I'm shooting to stay awake.
Have a good one.
RA - Good luck to you and yours.
Rob - How many coffles for 22 miles?
Well, my workout felt great yesterday but not as great today. Achy legs etc. Nevertheless, will try it again.
Have a great August Sunday! Dang summer is going by fast.
OK, we're back. Finished in 1:42:50 (or thereabouts), which is 20 seconds slower than the North Shore HM I paced DW for last month. This seemed tougher. Not sure why as there are no hills, only overpasses and on/off ramps. Oh well.
MTA: Official Results and comments:
10 M: 1:18:01
Finish: 1:42:46 (7:51 mpm pace)
AG: 24th but DW had her older sister's bib so not sure what it was in 30-34.
DW started well but faded a bit late in the race with a stitch after chugging some water. Interestingly I felt like crap for the first 7 miles and was stronger at the end. The conditions were pretty stuffy for the first 5 miles in and around The Loop. I was sweating a lot after 4 miles. I think that took its toll on many folks.
The crowds weren't bad after the couple of miles and things improved once I got us in front of the 1:45 pacers who had a wall of runners behind them. Unlike, North Shore I had to drink a fair bit and we both had gels around mile 8. I was carrying a water bottle for DW and I refilled it a couple of times.
Overall it was a good race, Natalie ran well (the 10 mile split is a new PR) and the slight course modifications from last year were a plus. Results from my buddies showed a mixed bag. Some good, some faded badly. Temps were in the low 70s and mostly sunny. We saw a few people down needing attention. Hope they were OK
I chatted with some folks during and after the race and they said the same about the early miles. One guy was running a 50 miler next weekend and a 100 the weekend after... he was supposed to be pacing someone too but they didn't show or something. A woman actually thanked me for helping her stay on pace in the first 5 to 6 miles. This unofficial pacing gig is pretty cool.
Now I need a nap.
Great running, multisporting, resting and stuff all.
Dave - A short course was probably a blessing given the conditions. Great job on hardware.
zrun - I need more longer runs but may do the Xtreme 10 rerun. Have to see what DW has on her schedule.
Kevin - Enjoy your Sunday
RA - A good mornings work nevertheless. On ramps can be deceptive.
Did my 9 & 1. HARD! Stiff and tired.
Time for a nap.
Morning, er, afternoon, folks.
Not much on tap for me today...probably just a couple recovery miles. Today "officially" starts my training for NYC but I guess it's getting off to a quiet start. Still yesterday's long ride necessitates a recovery day.
RA - nice job w/ DW. Humidity perhaps a factor? Or having to run stupid early?
Dan - nice job on the 9
Chances - good luck on the 22
Dan - have a good rest day
Hey, all. Nice job by your wife, RA, I think the weather was a tad worse than the day of North Shore and the crowds were probably worse as well. Awesome race, boyerdavea, must have been tough!! 15 for me this am, maybe 12 of it at MP or slightly slower.
Nice runs all and good luck (or good rest days) for those yet to go.
109 competed. Not sure how many did each event. I know the majority did the international triathlon. There were 8 - 10 in my AG.
Unofficial times were: (Based on the splits from my watch)
1500 meter swim - 20:23 (my guess is distance was closer to 1100 - 1200 meters)
18.9 mile bike - 53:45 - 21.1 mph avg (course was suppose to be 22.4 miles) Actual speed was faster since I didn't hit the split until I was part way through transition
5.3 mile run - 39:44 - 7:30 pace (was suppose to be a 10K)
It was a very unorganized event, nobody on the course directing traffic or participants. A lot of missed turns on the bike course. Fortunately I stayed on course. Hot water served on the run course, with it as hot as it was it didn't help. I am just glad I mad a last minute decision to run with my fuel belt so I had ice water for most of the run.
Wow! Awesome job on those races guys!! I don't know how you do it. I think summer racing is sooooo hard.
yay Vash!! That is a good sign. :)
chances, how did the long run go?
zrun - nice! I was right there with you with 15 miles on the legs today. Although, mine were nowhere near MP.
Kevin, I'm glad you had a great time running. I think everyday should be exactly like that.
Flyby. Very tough training race this morning. We drove the bike course last night and the van didn't want to make it up one of the hills! Not sure on time or place. Wasn't expecting anything to happen, so not disappointed. Son1 had a great race, placing 3rd AG. Tomorrow's a rest day, then back at it on Tuesday!