Met a brother firefighter in the first mile, we ran and kept the pace easy at just over 9 to 9:30 miles for the most part, he was doing the full so I picked up the pace at the Inkster Rd turnaround, to have an attempt at my goal of 2 hours. Passed a lot of folks after the turnaround and was pacing around 8:30 or less. I felt strong, ITB's felt a little tight but nothing serious, right knee cap was getting irritated as usual.
Had 4 GU's and hit 5 water stops and one Ultima. Seemed adequate glad it wasn't any warmer.
WTF is it with fat dudes going shirtless, that was somewhat disturbing to me. Can't believe a top isn't required to participate, not to mention the morons with Ipods on that can't hear you coming up behind them and move in front of you. Now I understand why there banned at some events.
What would you do differently?:
Do more running races. I haven't done a stand alone running event in years.
Walked around had some food, found Trixie, Triok, Ranger and RKrueser and chatted for a few with them and some other folks. Headed for home as I had some things to get done before heading back to work, should've took the entire 24 off. Note to self, going back to work after a good day of racing sucks!
Nice race overall on a great course. I thought the shirts were a little goofy, not sure where the hell I'd wear it, not much in the race bag. Kinda surprised I spent $39 for a stand alone running race and spent $45 on two of my Oly Tris for the coming summer. Seemed overpriced. I'd rather have the option of opting out of a T shirt.
Volunteers were all great. Aid stations were plentiful and stocked well.
Last updated: 2007-12-13 12:00 AM
50F / 10C
Overall Rank = 648/1443
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 75/121
So much easier to just do a running race, no getting there early for a good transition spot not to mention bike and swim gear. Picked up race packet the day before, so I had my chip and number already. Had my cottage cheese and berries around 6, toast with PB at 7:15 ish, drank some Infint during the drive, had a Gu around 8. Used the bathroom, got in line and ran.
Jogged in front of the house, and did some stretching and used the foam roller. At the race, I jogged just a little and stretched a little, with all the people I knew the beginning would be it's own warm up which worked out fine.
Looked for fellow BTer's but found no one, probably showed up to late.