Saturday, May 22, 2010
Great Harvest Frustration
- felt stronger than last race and held form much better
- ran alone again and positioned as high as I could, a good step ahead of next finisher
- err, that's it (other than the fabulous prize of bread, hat and apron from the sponsors!)
Frustrated I'm not running faster. I ran sub 16 three months ago! My workouts are indicating I'm in better shape than this. I'm hoping cutting back on the workouts will see improved times in my next 2 races- including today that was 4 hard workouts from Saturday to Saturday. Chill time!
5:13,5:12,5:18,0:54- clearly the course was long-maybe I can add that to my list of positives, probably worth 15 seconds at least.
Left achilles very stiff after- hope will be fine for tomorrow's early run with Spada- gonna be a slow one whatever!
Was good to do a new race though and I think they did a great job of pulling it off pretty smoothly considering all the hassles they had faced with regard to parking, etc. Having said that I didn't see the need to have the finish in the parking lot rather than on the straight road we had just run down! Standouts for me in this race were John pushing Jordan most of the way despite seemingly only half training the past few weeks, Jordan's gf Meghan with victory a week out from the NCAA D2 champs here in Charlotte and Chad pr in his first race as a married man despite only swimming for the past month. Maybe I should take that up!
Signing off with a snap of the big guns at today's race, post awards ceremony, pre bread feast