When the race was over, I was very excited to have finished a race without achilles pain. Last summer I spent my time trying to qualify for the US Championships as an Elite but couldn't quite make it. However, today as an age grouper I managed a top 5 finish which gave me a qualification and free entry to the 2013 US 5i50 Championship. I shouldn't have been surprised after dropping down that I would succeed, but doing so off of 35 days of training made me happy. Now, I will get back to training and head back to Colorado in a week and decide if I want to make another run at qualifying as an Elite instead of an Age Grouper. The future is unknown but is looking good now that I can finish pain free. Time for solid training!
Even the best racing flat in the world is no match for wet feet and no socks. #BrooksT7