Well I just returned from Fort Worth, Texas and a wondefull Thanksgiving with the fam. I drove down on Wed from Nebraska and drove back on Sunday, so it was a shirt trip. It is always nice to go back to Fort Worth to see all the family and friends. While I was there, I did manage to sneek in a 5k race on Thursday. The Turkey Trot has been an annual venture for me the last few years. It always falls on a bad time for me: right after my 2-3 week break. Typically it has been super fast 1st mile followed by pain and slowness. This year proved to be muvh of the same. The only difference was that the first mile was faster than normal, and the last two hurt was worse. First off, running a race in Fort Worth is quite different than Lincoln......especially when there are over 1000 people entered. I went through the first mile in 4:56..not too shabby....but way too fast. I was in second (behind the winning Kenyan who trotted to a mediocre 14:37 finish) until mile 2 when the world came down with much force upon me. I crawled the last mile and ended up 6th in around 16:30. If I wnet out in 4:56, guess what my last mile was in? Yeah thats right....pain. Oh well, that is what is to be expected when you take nearly three weeks off.
In other news, it appears that i will be riding Kuota again in 2007. I am super excited as I really enojoyed the bikes this year. I will be riding the Kuota Kebel for my road bike and am will probably ride the K-Factor as my TT bike. The Kebel should be arriving soon. Also I will getting some new race wheels, and they should be here any day. After breaking 4 wheels last year (3 carbon, 1 aluminum) I am in dire need of race wheels, and there has been someone generous enough to provide me a pair for next year. I will continue with Powerbar next year, and the other sponsors are falling into place. On the racing front, it looks as if I wont be raicng again until late March, so it should give me a great 4 months to get in some serious training. After May next year, I no longer have school to hold me back, and I will be faced with the realities of being in the "real world." I am going to trow myself whole-heartedly into sport to see how far I can go in triathlon. Til' next time.......