Tyler Penner says he surprised himself by placing third at the Peachtree 10k today
America’s Tyler Penner surprised himself today at the AJC Peachtree Road Race 10k. He wrote, “In such a strong field I didn't know how well I could run. I had been working out alright, but not fantastic. Last week, I felt awful, and my confidence was not where it usually is. All that carried over to the race. I felt terrible in the first half, with doubts creeping into my mind. I was drifting off the back of the back at times, almost just wanting to let them go. I took a few minutes regroup and reset. I told myself, "I've made it this far, be tough, all that strength from the marathon should be kicking in anytime now." Surprisingly that worked. I began to stick my nose in the race, eventually getting to the front truly believing I could win. Unfortunately the speed at the end was not quite there, but it's coming back.” Tyler finished third clocking 28:49 only four seconds back of Bernard Lagat. It was a hot and humid day and this is a challenging course.
posted Wednesday July 4th