I didn't have a fast race, but that's okay considering what training I've been doing this past week. Lots and lots of mountain biking (3+ hrs a day) and all of my run workouts have been over 1 hour. I just went out to have fun and since the race didn't really matter to me, that was easy.
I think I was the only one without a wetsuit, so when I came out of the water minutes down on the leaders, it wasn't a big surprise. My legs felt good on the ride as I cruised past loads of other races. The run was a little frustrating because my "top speed" wasn't very fast. I felt as though I could have continued on for a couple more miles at that pace, but going any faster just wasn't in the cards. I didn't have another gear to shift into and really start reeling people in. Guess that's what you get for only running long.
With the combination of the heat and his blistering pace, he was pretty smashed right after the race. Wish I could have gone that hard!
Bevan Docherty was out to race today as well. For those of you who don't know, Bevan is a Olympic medalist (Silver in Athens, Bronze in Beijing) and it was really fun to watch him race. He absolutely blew away the elite men's field. To say that he dominated the bike would be an understatement. He put 1:30 on the pack in just 20km! Then he just "cruised" the run to win by a good margin. Fun to watch. He's getting married on the 27th. Congrats Bevan and Cheryl!