Results were posted yesterday and to my surprise, my time was good enough for 5th in my age group. Here’s my official results:
Chip time – 1:43:39.90
Gun time – 1:44:36.70 (01:11.00 difference)
Pace – 7:54/mile
5th out of 56 in the male age 30-34 group
70th out of 577 overall runners
The chip time is my official time based on the timing chip I wore around my ankle. The gun time is from the time the race started until I crossed the finish line. It took me 1 minute and 11 seconds to get to the start line once the race started. In hindsight, I should have started closer to the front – I wouldn’t have had to pass so many people during that first mile!
Thanks to the race organizers, Headfirst Performance. Todd and Cynthia Heady always do a great job with their events, and this was no exception! Plenty of water stations and volunteers along the course. I will definitely run this one again next year…who knows, maybe I’ll try the full marathon!
1 hour on the bike (around 17 miles)
30 minutes of weights (chest, triceps, abs)