Last week, I read a really fantastic blog post by former Team Rev3 member Heather Gannoe about an experience she had at a recent running race where she observed first-hand for the first time what a back-of-the-pack racer experiences. It’s a real eye-opener post – and depicts an environment that a whole lot of us athletes never get to experience. Heather’s post is a must-read. Take a few moments to read the comments as well, as they are really remarkable. You can find Heather’s post (HERE).
Reading Heather’s post reminded me of a blog I wrote a couple of years ago after racing Rev3’s South Carolina race.
I was coming off a really good performance (for me). In fact, I earned a really significant personal best at the race – and felt really stoked about how I did at the race. Honestly, I was no where near the pointy end of the race, but I wasn’t the last place finisher either. Clearly, I was a back of the mid-pack runner. I wanted to compare my race with that of the professionals who actually won the race that year.
The results blew me away (honestly, so did the pros)! Ever wonder just how fast a professional triathlete is? Click (HERE) for my article and a pretty snazzy (if I say so myself) graphical representation of just how slow I was …. er…. just how fast they were!