My friend, Mike O'Leary, did his first 10K today in Winter Park. If you recall previous posts, Mike caught the running bug when he arose early on a Saturday morning in 2008 to drive me to a 10K in Dublin, Ireland. He's trained hard, going from 5Ks to a 5 Miler last fall to today's 10K. A heavy downpour ended just as the race began on Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, soaking everyone. I wanted to surprise him but we failed to connect before the start due to the huge crowd of 2,500 runners. I found him at Mile 5 and we ran to the finish together. Mike finished with a great time of 1:06:09 with 10:38 mile splits. Well done Mike!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
My Garmin also showed Calories Burned: 4,306. But the biggest surprise was the readout for altitude; 8,414' climbed and 8,638' descended; a lot more than I'm used to. I had no problems with nutrition, using 4 bottles of Caffe Latte flavored Hammer Perpeteum; about 350 calories each. Also, 1 Hammer Gel shot (100 calories) every hour and a Clif soy protein bar (275 calories) at mile 20. I also took Hammer Endurolytes and Anti-Fatigue Caps once an hour through the day. It was 48' and still overcast at the finish; I would have enjoyed a sunny day more.