Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sidney Days 5km

Jordan and I headed up to Sidney this morning for their annual Canada day 5km race. We both raced it last year, and it's a fun, fast course.

Jordan has written a great race report at his blog, and I'll go over it a bit as well.

Jordan took the pace out pretty strong through the first km to rid ourselves of any others. We were through 1km in 2:59, and soon shed the one remaining guy soon after. At this point, I moved to the front to help Jordan. We made a left hand turn, and instead of staying on the left hand side of the road, we went to the right side following the lead bike (my fault). We ended up having to cross back to the other side again at the turnaround, which probably cost us a few extra seconds.

We went through 2km in 6:12, and 3km in 9:32. At this point we knew we had to run pretty strong on the back half to crack 16:00. We were swapping off the lead, which helped both of us keep the effort high. We went through 4km at 12:53, meaning we'd have to dig deep to hit 16:00. Jordan turned it on at this point, and I just wasn't able to respond. Jordan ran away from me for the overall win in 16:06, and I came across the line 2nd in 16:19. Not quite the time I was hoping to run, but it's all that I could muster today.

Results can be found here.

After a quick breakfast, we headed over to Durrance Lake for the swim workout. 4km or so, with 2 rounds of 3 x 300 solid efforts (without a wetsuit). The lake was quite busy today, which was to be expected, and we had to make sure not to swim into any fishing hooks!

An ez spin later on in the day, finished off the day of training.

Updating US Swim Trials, 2 more WR's fell tonite. Aaron Piersol lowered the Men's 100 Bk WR to 52.89, and the Women's 100 Bk WR was broken for the 3rd time, with Natalie Coughlin breaking 59.00 (58.97). That brings us to 6 WR's broken (4 events)

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