I finished the Longhorn Half Ironman in Austin, TXsetting a Personal Record of 4:50:23 finish. The PR was unexpected as my focus was a fast swim and transitions. I had not been able to put the training time into the bike and had been nursing a sore Achilles with little running time.
After a fast swim and T1 I held on through the bike. Once on the run I saw the PR was possible and just needed to maintain my pace. The run course was three loops and fill with something different at every corner. From Bands every mile, snacks, candy, all kinds of hydration, cold sponges and towels. So much to choice from I had to skip a few things and keep moving.
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I took the starting line in Washington DC at the Army 10 miler with 21,289 other people on Oct 4th. It could not have a better day for a 10 mile run through DC. I was fortunate to be wearing the new Saucony Triumph 7’s. I had received them a couple of days before. Not only do they look fast, they made me feel fast.
I set a PR of 1:11:53 finish, which put me on a 7:11/mile pace. I did not start with that in mind. The first 2 miles rolled by at 8:00/mile pace and then the congestion thinned out and I eased the speed up a little mile after mile. Next thing I knew the finish line was in sight.