11.7 miles total
10 mile race Winter Series 3 1:04:22 6:26 average per mile
4th Overall out of 221
Good result today even though I didn't feel I had a great race.
Legs are feeling the training effect lately. Race was tough first
5 miles as we ran into a headwind. I settled into a group of 8-10
runners. I drafted as best I could in hopes to save some energy
for the fast 5 miles coming back. At the turnaround I was in 6th.
I passed 2 runners almost immediately putting me in 4th. I stayed
in 4th the rest of the race. I hoped to reel in 1 or 2 more runners
but couldn't. I pushed hard last 5 miles but didn't gain any on
top 3 runners. Overall I'm now 2nd in the series. The top 2 runners
in the series didn't show up today. The top runner in the series
is only 16! I am almost 2 minutes back. I will need a great race in
2 weeks if I want to overtake him. Not likely but I will give it
all I got.
6:48, 6:46, 6:51, 6:52, 6:40, 6:10, 6:04, 6:03, 5:55, 5:47
55.8 miles for the week. 2 races both 4th places. 2 hard workouts.
Cut the mileage some but still a hard week of training. This coming
week will be my last hard week before tapering. I look forward to