Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:01
Nice long run Tom - did you out pace the man on the bike?
Testing 16 mph WSW winds at Bath HM today but at least it was dry for the race.
It looks as if the wind took about 2 mins off the elite times, so it wasn't a cake walk heading west for the two laps.
Anyway, pretty much the same for everybody of course, and I made a schoolboy error and got my hydration wrong, compounded by being held in the pen for 30 minutes. Long story short: pit stop required at beginning of Mile 2 cost me about a minute which I clawed back over the next few miles.
Miles 8 & 9 were the hardest for some reason and then from 10 miles just decided to hit it and see what would happen...closing 3 miles for the uphill finish were: 6:11; 6:02; 6:04 and 6:02 min/m pace for the final 0.3 m.
Chip: 1:25:47 including that dratted minute........so happy with that as I have come off two consecutive 50+ mile weeks (long run of 20m in each case), and trained through the week.