Sunday, February 21, 2010

Phil Mickelsen Wins at Augusta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I won my first multisport event outright! I have won a couple collegiate races but was always second to some elite. Never first across the line in anything other than 5k's.... tons of second places, tons of third places... til today! It was a duathlon of 10k run 40k bike 5k run and I took it out big time...

The first 10k I started out comfortable at the back of a group of about 10 runners who were going out too hard. I found a good rhythm and by the 5k I was sitting in 3rd and reeling on the 2nd place guy (he beat me by 15 seconds in the previous race. Should have pushed harder on the bike in that race but lessons learned)... I caught him with 2 k to go and we pushed each other from 6:15's to 5:45's coming into t2... I averaged 6:11's for the 10k so decent given I have 5 minutes of training at that speed in the last 4 months... everything has been aerobic... PLUS a negative split by about 15 seconds...
Pushing it into T1 with my new dominican rival

Good transition and came out smacking it hard into the wind. It was 4 loops of 10k and I pushed hard trying to stay on top of big gears. I saw Caitlin a ton which was cool. At one point she was reading a book when I went by and I yelled, "Stop reading Cait, I'm winning!"... I faded the last 20k but still averaged 24mph in some windy conditions and with 8 dead stops so I was pleased. I had also soloed my way in a draft legal race to a huge lead.

Another solid transition and I was off on the 5k. I felt like hell with my upper body super tight but I pushed hard.. I saw Cait at about the 1.5k mark and she yelled for me to get the win... Coming into the finish, I saw her and we screamed at each other kind of in disbelief. I airplaned into the finish ala Soccer celebrations and locked up my first win. I was pretty slow at about 6:20's but got the job done with 15 minutes to 2nd place (the guy who beat me last time)...

Overall, good hit out. I am pumped about my training because I have done literally no LT training or speedwork and my fitness is going through the roof with high volume steady training. Once I sprinkle a bit of quality into the training, It'll take it up a notch. I'm Emeril. BAM!

3 comments:

RobbyB said...

You are simply a rock star, my friend.

Rock. Star.

Excellent work. Congrats on the first first place ever.

Alex said...

Aww congrats! Nice tan.

Also honey is the perfect food and you should eat it everyday. Just sayin'.

Rural Girl said...

Holy cats! That's awesome. Go! Go!