So race report name will be tapering is overrated. Lead up to the Port Moody Mothers Day Spring Classic 5km was;
Thursday 6pm - 4km Time Trial on bike and 5 times up Spanish banks hill at high effort
Friday 7pm - 2.5 hour Run with varying elevation through Pac Spirit and UBC with a fast finish and a few fartleks
Saturday 8:30am - Approx 170km ride with quite a few TT efforts and hard pace line riding
Saturday Night - Beers while watching hockey
Sunday 6:30am - Ride out to Port Moody with back pack for running shoes and bike lock (30km)
Sunday 9am - Race 5km
So based on this did not know what to expect and based on feeling a little bit stale in warmup though would be happy with around 17:30. In the end ran 17 Flat and splits were pretty good. Do not think I got overtaken in the whole race and was able to go with every move that came past me which meant I paced it well most probably passing 10 or so people after the first km.
End result 6th overall and 5th in Age Group M20-29 - Time 17 Flat
(The only 10 yr age group - the rest were 5 year gaps :( )
The initial The Science of Sport graph is below
Post race hung around for the awards hoping to win a draw prize. No luck then rode home. Eat, Clean House and then go for afternoon ride before Mothers Day dinner at the in laws is the agenda.