Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Zenyatta Strategy - with a Twist: New England XC Championships (11/7/10)

Distance: 10K Cross Country
Goal 1 - Don't Come in Last
Goal 2 - 47:47
Actual Time - DNF

Well, seeing last years times I knew I would have problems hanging with the pack. And I did. My strategy had been to hang back, run slow and pick up speed at the end. At one mile in the back we ran 6:15 - not slow. But I was in last!

Then as we came out of the Bear Cage Hill, I stepped on a root and exploded my ankle. Now I was REALLY hanging back. By mile 3 I was pretty much toast; then I took a wrong turn in Albuquerque. Busted ankle on the wrong turn with no teammates to help the scoring for - I pulled out of the race.

It was probably my first DNF - ever.

Disaster!

3 comments:

  1. ARRGGHH!!..........I hope the ankle's healing okay.

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  2. hope you are feeling better.

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