Sunday, June 26, 2005

2005 Sherwood Half Ironman Relay

A group of friends decided to enter the Sherwood Half Ironman Triathlon as a relay team. We had won the sprint division relay last year, so we thought that this was a slam dunk.

I again ran the last leg, while my speedy friend Andrew did the bike and his speedy sister in law did the swim. My part started at about 10:25 am. It was hot, humid, and the course had some steep hill climbs, and then into a rolling trail course. This was a double loop too!

I ran mile splits of 7:49, 13:45 (2mi), 6:34, 16:16 (2mi), 7:24, 6:27, 7:57, 7:17, 17:49 (2mi), 7:54 (1.1mi). I took one 20 second stop for water and gel at 6mi, and another 20 second stop at 12mi for water.

I took my singlet off half way. We ended up finishing 1st overall relay team by 14 mins and I was 2nd fastest relay runner. Then the race director recompiled the results and we only won by 2 minutes. Oh well, it was still a win.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

2005 Bellin Run 10k

2005 Bellin Run 10km in Green Bay, WI.

Got preferred starting position up front with the elites. Was ranked 180th at start. Went out to even pace at 6:20's. Started slow and ran with a girl at that pace for first 2 mi. I asked her is she could hold that pace and she said that she had only run this pace on the track and not in a road race. Then passed about 100 runners in second half of run. Overall great run. Got to see Ryan Shay, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Vanderlei Lima and John Korrir.

Finished 123/8535 and 13th in age group with a 39:26.