28 Sep '15, 1pm
New Post: Race Report - 2015 Giant Acorn International Triathlon
Onto the run. I figured this was where I would lose my lead, but I just wanted to finish in a respectable time. It’s a double looped course, and it starts out with a giant uphill. Ugh. With my heart rate issues, I don’t even try to run it, just power walk, which still gets my HR way up, and then when my HR gets into a good zone again, I start my run intervals. I’ve started doing 30:30 intervals during triathlons and it’s been working pretty well for me. I think because my body’s already so tired, 30 seconds works well. I decided to have fun with this run and I just kept shouting encouragement to other racers, and teasing the volunteers who were on bikes. (“Hey, that’s cheating!”) The volunteers at this race were awesome and I always make a point to thank them when I run past (and ride past on the bike too).