Shawnee mIssion Park Score O, PTOC
Before the race, I thought I might take it easy today and just enjoy being outside. But it's hard not to get excited at a mass start, especially when most people are heading in the same direction... I ended up running quite fast.
This was a fun race because Fritz and I were together the whole time. He is a faster runner than I, and he could run up the hills while I had to walk. But I could sometimes beat him on route choice. I made a game of it, taking the trail when he went straight, going straight when he cut a corner, etc. It was a mini training-camp for me.
I ended up going for 10 and 12 while he went to 3 and 10. We met at 2 and I rushed into the finish but was still 3 minutes late. He walked it in and got back 5 minutes after me. I later found out that he had already run a road race earlier in the day: impressive!
I was pleased that I pushed the pace and ran hard the whole time, It's been a while since I pushed this hard in an O race (helps that it is a familiar park).