Race today somewhat on spur of the moment, as one of my business partners was going to be out of town and said I could use his bib. I was on call at the hospital until 7am so, wasnt totally sure if I was going to be called in or not until I left the car at about 6:55 in Ft Douglas and sauntered to the start line.
Felt great overall today. Sore adductors really didnt surface much until after the race. Perfect temperature.
1- 8:39 Just wanted to warm up a bit. Goal for this day was to get some miles in gearing up for Squaw Peak and second to go faster if I could because this course is mostly downhill.
2-7 8:13, 7:43, 7:27, 7:49, 7:55, 7:39 Saw my sister in law somewhere in here cheering from the sideline and that gave me a bump. Took a chocolate thunder gu at mile 7, Nasty but also lovely boost.
8,9 7:58, 7:35 Ran with a neighbor of mine for these two, then lost him when he stopped for some water.
10-13 7:59, 7:55, 8:18 (this State street hill is longer and steeper than I have ever thought before while driving it.) 7:18 last mile...really felt good here and pushed it hard to beat some dude that I just didnt want beating me, you know what I am talking about.
Very happy with the time especially since my buddy didnt want a slow time with his name on it as he is faster than me in general. PR for me!
Ran/jogged/walked the 4 miles back up south temple to the car with a pit stop at the union bldg bathrooms at U of U.