Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Firecracker 5k

Ok, here's your race report. Started off at 6:05am on the slingshot headed to Dysart, Iowa. Temps were perfect and I had just a slight hint of tailwind. Kept the bike pace fairly calm and I was feeling good. I took the Dysart rd route which is pretty hilly for these parts and the road surface is crap so it makes for a good workout. I arrived in Dysart about 1:20 min later, 25 miles and an average speed of 18.8mph. I did the registration thing and stretched out a bit. Got to the start line where the front was balled up with 15 and 16 year olds. Ready, set, go and we were off. I decided I would try to stay out front and see how things went. The first 1/2 mile I was about 10th or 11th and the pace was pretty quick. At mile one I was sitting all alone in 5th, I was thinking this is pretty cool. About 2 minutes later I was passed like I was standing still by someone in my age group, I had to let them go as I could not keep their pace for 2 miles. At mile 2 I was dead on 12:30 or 6:15 miles, then I felt some cramping in my quads so I eased up just a bit. I was passed by one more runner in the final mile and finished up in 7th overall and 3rd in my age group. Oh yea, and my age group was 20-34......WTF??? If you're going to do that just run the thing Open Men and Open Women and award 8 or 10 deep, whatever. I got what I was after which was a good bike and a good hard run. Final time was 20:09 which is the fastest so far this year. Rest of the week is low key to be ready for the Tri on Sunday.

Ed out!

Running with the kiddies, eh?
good job jeff!

peace out, yo!
Some of those 15 and 16 year olds are serious burners. Congrats on the PR! Good job
Yea, the Jr's had bad form too. All tall and lanky, bent over with long strides. I guess the high school track coach is not aware of the benifits of leg turnover.

The Chubs were good, the beer was not.
A good coach can do wonders with any 120 lb. freshman. I got worlds better when I learned to keep my heels down. Chub's Rock/ Beer's over-rated.
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