(Eat a taco + run 1.5 miles) * 4
The Pi Day Race Series Answer to Everything is the first race I've ever won. It's a same-day stage race involving the combined time of 3 races: a 5k, a marathon, and a half marathon. I owe a lot of it to luck and a little bit of it to starting slow. I'm a huge fan of taking the first 3-10 miles and just going easy and warming up.
After reviewing the results, the story of my slow start clearly emerged, so naturally I created a visual to share. My finish in each of the three races was mid pack to back of the pack, but only 3 of us finished all 3 races and my slow start left me plenty of gas in the tank to slow down the least for the last race.