Did some pacing duties for a few buddies on a bad weather day. Was able to get Brett under 18. that was the goal.
Roger, Ean, Brett and I took off and the plan was stick together and I would take the blunt of the wind. We got to about 1k and things got pretty hairy with the cold north wind..I actually wondered if any of us would be able to do it on that day. My hands were completely numb and it was mighty miserable.
Roger and Ean fell off about 1 mile and Brett stuck right on my tail. We got to the turn around and the pace went right down. My hands started getting some feeling back and I was certain that if Brett could stay with me he would get well under 18. We hit 5:30's coming back and he wasn't breathing too bad.
The last stretch was directly into the wind and Brett asked me to stay with him. I took him to about 50m and told him to go around and get it. He was super excited. It was exciting to see a friend get a goal they have been trying to get. Ean was about 30 sec behind me and Roger about 30 sec behind Ean. Roger was fighting off a cold earlier in the week and Ean has been doing some crazy miles. It was a great effort by all on such an epic winter day.
Aaron, Amanda, Andrew and Kels were out cheering us on as well. They did some warmup and cold down miles with us. After the race we all went to POPS for some breakfast.