I ran the local race put on by Bill's Bike and Run (race three in the HM series), the Thirteenpointone. Gray is a sadist for designing this course and we are all masochists for running it! Second hardest HM behind The Race to Robie Creek that I have run. Started off fast with Pat Bragassa then he started to take off about mile 2. Miles 3-6 are straight uphill...tough! I stop just past mile 5 to shed a layer (it was getting hot fast...too much clothes to start on the cold morning). I had a emergency bushes stop at mile 6 then started into the downhill to chase Pat (a billy goat uphill, but I am faster downhill). I started to really close the gap on the downhills running in the low 5:00's but had to make another emergency stop (desperately!) in the bushes just before mile 9. I was getting up to speed again after that but just ran out of real estate and finished about 30 seconds behind him. He ran very strong today and deserved the win. I finished in 1:23:38 on a tough course and simulator for St. George (this was a much tougher hill though). I have to figure out my gut issues (Immodium on my next long run to test it out). (Fastwitch Red)
Great job to all my friends running this today including Lynette, Saige, Mike, Takara, Jeremy, Ron, Jodi, Nate, Eloise, Amy and to Marlin and Craig at Big Cottonwood (Craig: 1:11 and 4th place...outstanding!).