Race Day secrets of an age group winner!
Breakfast: 7:30 am - Banana, a bowl of vanilla almond granola cereal with soy milk topped with flaxseed and honey. A cup of black tea with my wife.
Morning Walk 8:00am - 2 mile walk with my wife on a beautiful sunny, 50 degree morning in Garfield Park. Popped 2 Ironman Energy Booster pills.
Warmup: - 2 mile easy run out and back covering the last mile of the course with Dave M.
Race: 9:45am - Race began with a down hill strecth so I remind myself go easy because the first mile goes fast. My stop watch does not record splits and after hitting the first mile in 5:40 I felt comfortable. I was not too concerned with the time and ran on how I felt. I don't remember the other splits. After 2.5 miles in the race I caught and passed the lead woman. I have to mentioned that because I have never beat her in the many years we raced together. She's a tough runner. After 3.5 miles I caught up with Bryce (I met 2 weeks ago from SERC hill workout). We ran together and encouraged one another up to the final hill to the finish. He made a comment we'll see how the hill workout pays off. I was able to pull away the last 1/4 mile. I was hoping to break 30 minutes and finished 29:30 and took 1st in 45-49.
Cool Down: - 2 mile easy jog.
Introduced myself to fellow blogger DaisyDuc. Nice to have met you and I hope your first triathlon race goes well for you this summer. We'll be cheering you on.
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5 Mile Results