1:45:48 (8:05 pace)
Overall: 236 / 602
Women: 34 / 188
Age Group: 2 / 21 in 35 - 39 age group (well, other age groups were a lot more competitive, but that is not my problem now, is it?)
Glenn did awesome, inspite of the clogged sinuses and his ITB acting up. It was the perfect day, overall.
I enjoy mid-size races, but local races have tremendous energy; I had a lot of fun at this one. And it's always nice to bump into people you know. At the finish, I ran into Paul, who I had worked with a few years ago. Paul is a triathlete, who has completed several Ironman competitions and has run the Boston Marathon 6 times. When I had been running for only a few weeks, I had casually announced to Paul one morning that I was thinking about running a marathon. The same afternoon, he spent a good hour in my office, walking me through training, nutrition, heart rate monitors and everything else I would need to train for a marathon. With Paul, there are no half-measures! Now, as he talked about a triathlon he was training for, a germ of an idea I have had for a while but not acted upon, slowly took root...a TRIATHLON sometime in the future? Now, I am realistic enough to know it will not be in the near future. First of all, I need a bike. Secondly, I badly need swimming lessons. I can swim, but my stroke and breathing need work and I am slow as molasses. But Paul overrode my objections...he assured me he had learned to swim when he was in his 30s. So, the seed has taken root. I may not do anything about it for several months, but as I sit here, cozy in my new recovery socks, typing up this post, it has become a little more than just an idea. I don't want to run less, but variety is what makes life more interesting and it would be fun to mix things up a bit. What do you say, my talented triathlon blog buddies? How long did it take you to make the transition? Was it worth the effort?
Last week's workouts:
Total miles: 40
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 6 miles (1 mile w/u, 5 Yasso 800s - 800 m at 3:38-3:45; 800 m at 4:45-5:00)
Wednesday: 30 minutes on the stationary bike
Thursday: 6 miles (51:00)
Friday: 6 miles recovery
Sunday: 2 miles w/u, 13.1 (1:45:48), 1 mile c/d