Operation Pre-Nationals was a success, in my mind.
|boys on the bus, yes, that would be 3 beds,|
our bus has 28 beds.
I pushed my body to the max.
I used my strength up the hill and let my arms pull me through the finish. (arms set your tempo, so work arms work)
I didn't let my mind slow me down and I stayed positive through the entire race.
Still noticing tightness and light-headedness after the race so I am going to up my iron intake for the rest of the season.
I rolled through the 1k at 3:23 (downhill) getting and maintaining a great position in the top 25-30, and the 2k at 6:47 (which I was a little hesitant about but told myself to grind, so I did) I can't remember my 3k time, low 10:30s??? and then saw the 4k but was so focused I didn't hear a thing or see the time. i passed the 5k around 17:55 (a minute slower than what i should be at next race) but then the majority of the last kilo was into the wind rounding me out at 21:45-ish.
|carter, phil, mike at the course the day before|