After a bittersweet performance earlier this month in Jamaica, I toed this start line with a urge to run a sub 17 min. Thankfully, I only missed the 5 km time by 5 sec, without injury and the top spot.
Race review: Garmin
Always grad hold of any advantage presented to you in a race.
I was forced to cancel a few run sessions due to a sprained toe, but still tried to keep active via cycling and swimming. Maintained my diet as i pretty much eat the same thing week after week. My plan was clear and short “Run Sub 17 min”.
Weather was pleasing and atmosphere was just right for a good race. I went through my warm-up routines, applied the sport gel treatment to the injury and I was all ready to go.
We lined up and I saw the usual competitive faces, then off we went circling the town square. On the second lap[1.5 km from the start] I broke away from the leading pack of 4 runners and ventured into the village’s tributaries.
In close proximity was the 2nd place runner, whom I know personally to have a faster sprint than I. My only chance of winning was to work hard now to increase the gap. So I worked and worked, after 2 km my advantage was increased. I maintained same to the end of the race to finish comfortably.