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Yesterday I competed in the San Jose Metro Duathlon, along with several fellow SVTC club members. In the first of the two run segments, I was, for a brief time, in the very lead position of all the 40+ men (see photographs attached). I started on the line next to Pete Kain (the guy to my right in the blue and yellow outfit with Kain on the front), a local endurance athletic legend.
This was a low-key race with 997 participants between three running events (a 5K, a 10K, and the Half Marathon) at Coyote Point Park. The course was almost completely flat, and on asphault-covered pathways the whole way. The course ran South along the Western shore of the Bay, starting at Coyote Point Park and with a turnaround point that was well-monitored at the 6.5 mile mark. I felt terrific on the way out. Just after I passed the 6 mile marker, the biker with the lead male flag was coming in the opposite direction, so I was excited to see that th