It is race week and the first race is complete. I ran a 10K along with 50,000 of my running buddies. It is a tough course at 5400 feet with lots of hills and turns--and with a lot of people in the way. My goal was a sub 60 minute run. I missed; running 1:01:08. I didn’t run a smart race making some tactical errors on the tough, crowded course.
My numbers: I was 16 of 92 (69 year old men), 7,692 of 21, 581 men and 11,512 of about 50,000 runners (final numbers aren’t in). Like I said, a crowded race.
Saturday is a sprint triathlon (750 meter open water swim, 17 mile bike, 5K run). I did my first open water swim last Saturday and the water was 59 degrees and it was raining. Ugly. The water should be marginally warmer come Saturday.