18:01(chip time)... Had a decent 2 mile warm-up, legs felt like I was carrying a bull moose on my shoulders. Couldn't get my right calf to loosen up until toward the end of the warm-up... Race started off without a hitch, I nestled in just behind the front row in hopes of trying to tag onto a group trying to run around 17:30. I knew after 1/2 mile a sub 18 just wasn't going to happen. 1st mile in 5:56... then I started to feel a bit better, I tried to tag onto the shoulder of a guy I know that runs in the low 17's. That worked for about a minute then he just pulled away. But I was feeling increasingly better, 2nd mile 5:49. The last mile hurt... I put a target on a young gun for the last mile and tried to chase him down, sprinting the last 100, 3rd mile in 5:39... Overall not to bad of an effort seeing as how I felt like crap during the warm-up. 5 miles afterward to loosen everything up... Started to get real hot toward the end of this and I really didn't get enough water in me after the race... I may go for another shorter run this evening if I feel up to it.
A couple of Colorado Springers doing a fine job at the Muncie 70.3 just a hop, skip and a jump from here.. (hour drive).