Stroke and Stride #1

(if you listen carefully, you can hear Kate sniggering)

Last Thursday was the 1st running of the annual Without limits race series out at the Boulder Reservoir. I'd attempted to race one of the series last year, oly I forgot my run shoes. So rather than race the 750m swim, 5k run, last year I did the 1500m swim and DNF'd.

So, I wasn't hopeful this year, I'd only swum twice since November 11th, and my running had suffered a similar fate. Come race day I was busy running around doing chores. We'd had a late a breakfast, so I skipped lunch and later picked up some dried fruit mix from Sprouts. Thats a mistake I'll never make again. Come race time I felt lethargic, and out of the water after what was choppy swim, I had stomach cramps. I guess it takes much longer for rock hard dried fruit to get digested.

I blew up(and possibly off) a few times on the run, and it was hot. Thankfully after a last walk towards the only part of the course to have any elevation, it was downhill to the finish. I got 2nd in Age Group, and fortunately that wasn't DFL in age group, there were three of us.

I don't plan on running the series, but will do probably one other race towards the end of the series as a comparison. Talking of comparisions, my 16:34 swim, was better than both my laps from last year, where I clocked 16:46 and 17:34.
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You did it and finished. I learned that during swims I don't do apple oatmeal, the apples never dissolve in my stomach. But you finished!!!