17:38. PR! 4th overall; 1st in age group. Results here.
Warmed up by running the course with Jonny and Muddy. Had ruled out a PR in my mind with the wind in several sections, mostly notably on the bike course.
|Start of 2012 race|
|Chasing Jonny coming off the bike course|
|Sprint to the finish and a new PR!|
By mile 2, we had come back into the park. Muddy had surged ahead into 2nd, with Jonny and I behind. Mile 2 - 5:39.
The end of mile 2 should signal the start of a faster mile, but unfortunately that 3rd mile brought us on to the windiest section - the bike course. I could feel the wind just sapping my strength heading out, and after the turnaround I tried to regain what energy I could. The back half of the bike course was better, and I finished mile 3 in a slower 5:47, then sprinted in the final 0.11 in 5 flat. Results: a new PR by two seconds!
|Another fun and record-setting day for Team WTAC!|