road run warm up/down 10:00  1.5 km (6:40 / km) +20m6:15 / km slept:7.0 weight:165lbs shoes: Icebugs Spirit 2015
before the start of BG
◪ race (BIllygoat) 1:47:28*** 14.5 km (7:25 / km) +530m6:16 / km spiked:22/25c shoes: Icebugs Spirit 2015
It was a good race for me, but I need to start working on my speed again, if I want to compete on a Red course or above. Stated hard to control 1, mostly up hill with long line of Goats in front of me, by control # 3 most of them separated from my view, and after 4, I was flying solo for long time with occasional Pygmy Goats and some early skippers, like Tony. Before race, I figured that my par performance would be 18-th place, so I would need some luck to score a point in the year race. I was right on schedule, time wise, to food station, 2/3 of the race behind me. Girls told me I was 16-th there with only Gaga in reach ~2 min ahead. Saw Sergey going to 19 on my way to 17, and in couple of minutes, I saw him again, right before 19, suffering from hamstring pull, and apparently exiting from the race. I guess, I was getting tired, because next 4 controls I allowed 3 x 30 sec bubbles, and that allowed Ian to spot me and pass on the way to 24.
Happy and disappointed at the same time on the way home, I would rather be 18-th with Boris and Sergey finishing the race.