A 10k in a 25 meter pool is 400 lengths of the pool. That’s a long ways to mentally grasp. So the masters team coach writes out a set on three white boards! I’m not joking.....
Early morning race start of 6am had me up at 3 AM for breakfast and coffee. I had my typical breakfast that I have had before every big training day. 3 picky bars, cup of coffee with a little cream, then sipped on 50g of tailwind nutrition in 24oz of water before leaving at 4:14 to the race. Going into this race through the entire week I believe I did an excellent job of hydratingIwas constantly making sure I was getting in at a minimum 5x 24oz bottles of water throughout the day. This set me up for a warm race day.
Race Information: 500 yard (450 meters) swim - 12.1 mile (19.47 km) bike ride - 3.1 mile (4.99 km) run
This might be the first time I felt like I was really racing. I usually race towards the front of my age group but never at the front of the race. So being at the front of this race made it a very different experience because I didn’t care about any numbers about pace or power. It was just go hard, and don’t blow up.