It did warm up a little, not too bad, but enough that running was uncomfortable. It could have been worse I guess. Jason and I love this small town race. It started back in 2010. We raced with Brenden as a 3 person team. Brenden did the 5K, Jason did the 20 mile bike ride, then I did the 1.5 mile run at the end. The first year we placed 2nd out of all the teams. Then we skipped a year and did the race again in 2012. That year Brenden came along and we raced as a 3 person team again, this time placing 1st overall out of the 3 person teams. This year Brenden wasn't able to be with us so Jason and I both decided to do this race by ourselves for the entire thing.
The first 5k went well for me. I became hot around mile 2 but pushed through for a 28 minute finish. Then the 20 mile bike portion began. The wind was in my face and it seemed uphill almost the entire way out for the 10 miles. I couldn't seem to do much faster than a 3:45-4:00 minute mile on the way out to the turn around. Then it was like my legs warmed up and the wind was at my back, oh yes it was. 2:30 miles, 2:45 minute miles, 3 minute miles almost the entire way back. That was nice. AND it was downhill for most of it. So great because I was getting tired. I passed about 6 people on the bike which was good because I'm not a fast runner. The 1.5 mile run seemed hard, but I managed 9 minute miles and finished the race in a respectable 1:57:01
There are bagels, bananas and cold water after the race. I would do this one again. Great small town race.
|Jason and I before the race started.|
|Had to get a race selfie. We were ready to race!|
|Posing with the bike.|
|Jason with his bike.|