13 June 2009
Final Tune Up
I decided to run a local 5 mile race this morning, and ended up running a 10K also!
This morning I ran the Walleye Run 5 Miler in nearby Fond du Lac and, despite running an opening 6:07 mile (so much for a negative split), I finished in a couple ticks under 32 minutes, just behind the female winner, and far behind a guy pushing two kids in a stroller and another guy who happened to be 67 years old. The stroller guy kicked my @ss but the 67 year old was getting announced as I finished, so he barely beat me. If I had known it was that close, I woulda thrown an elbow or two and avoided being chicked, old-duded, and strollered.
On the way home I stopped in Elkhart Lake, where the Olympic Triathlon was underway. I picked up a good friend of mine who was using this event as a final workout before going to France for an Ironman over there. He also biked 40 miles to the event and was going to bike home too. He wanted to run a sub-50 minute 10k, so I joined him and we ended up finishing in 49 and change. He also mentioned that the Tour de France (not to be confused with The Tour de Franzia, which is more my thing)has a time trial two days after his Ironman. He'll be in attendance. I hear some guy is racing le Tour again this year. Could be cool. What a vacation!
That triathlon is a great event, and when you factor in the fact I knew 20-30 people running with us, it has my interest for next year...but for now, it's full-on TAPER TIME! Bring it, Gramma!