It was SUCH a great weekend. I would never have guessed that it was inaugural year. And it was not the easiest race to put on, but Rev3 really made it work! To be honest, I had a blast on this course!
We had dinner with my teammates on Saturday, which was great! Love seeing everyone and catching up or meeting new folks. Great evening!
To the race:
The swim: Nothing special. I swam fine, but not great. I could work on this. I think my swim fitness could peak again if I worked on it. I had a really good June for my swimming, but it has felt stagnant lately.
The bike: Oh man, NOT easy! It was hilly AND windy! Yikes! But, it was a FUN course! I had a great ride, and made up for some of that so-so swimming on my bike. My confidence in my bike has risen, and I am fired up about that. It was not really a course suited to me, so I am happy about my time!
The run: Here was my real surprise. My legs have been tired and sore all week. I have done exactly 1 speed workout in months and months. I went out in about an 8 minute mile. Opps. I am not really ready for that. And then I did another. And another. And before I new it, I was at mile 5 and wrapping it up in my best 10K this year (including my stand alone 10K this year!). You know what. I'll take it.
I could feel the depth of my endurance while I was out there. I knew I was capable of a good race, but I certainly doubted myself A LOT before hand. I had a ton of thoughts that were really negative going into this race. My last Oly was a 3:06 that I was not happy with. I was also 4 weeks out from an Ironman then too, and I could really feel it. I kept on saying to myself and out lout, "I am not good at these shorter things." To be honest, I didn't feel Cedar Point in my legs at all. I just felt ready to go and solid out there. It was a huge confidence builder for me.
Here's my results in the numbers: