I warmed up for a couple of miles while the faster heats were racing. It was so fun to watch the fast guys and gals race. I was hoping to run into a couple people that I have been wanting to meet for a while now. One is my fellow Oiselle teammate, Melissa and the other is Steve of Steve in a Speedo.
I ran into Steve right away and wished him good luck in his race. He was planning to run a 4:55. Yeah, he is a speedy guy.
|I grabbed a photo with Steve after the meet.|
|Me and Melissa post race.|
The race started and I got behind a couple women. I was running 4th in my heat. The women slowly pulled away but I was running pretty even splits (45 sec) so I stuck with running my own race even though I really wanted to go with them.
I felt like I was on my own for laps 5 and 6 but pictures show there were people behind me. I didn't hear them. I was slowly reeling in the 2nd women and caught up to her at the start of the 7th lap. I decided to stay behind her for the lap which I shouldn't have done. I should have passed her with confidence and gone hard the last 2 lap.
|I am in 3rd place in my heat here. I passed the women in green on the 7th lap.|
I finished in just under 6 min (5:59.9) according to the print out right after the race. Then when the official results came out, they listed my finish time as 6:00.4. I really wanted to finish in under 6. I was so close. Next time, I will get under 6.
|Post race. Still catching my breath.|
Overall, It was a great experience to race such a short distance again.
Other exciting news, I got to wear my Oiselle singlet for the first time! I was so fun representing Oiselle at a local race!