Mixed feelings with this race. I was feeling ok heading in the race, however at mile 4 my hips started to tighten up...but no GI issues this time. Overall I am ok with the time considering running a marathon last weekend, but I thought I could run faster. Top 3 and sub 6 minute pace is still nothing to be disappointed with. Congrats to Zach for the 1:12 and Rob for winning the Master's title and running strong the last 6 miles so I couldn't close the gap. Running a 5:43 mile 13 made me feel good but I needed to pour in on more in the previous 2 miles to catch Rob...he was just running very consistent.
Congrats mostly to all my IF running friends who had a stellar day!!! Gray (2:43), Nate (3:06), Lynette (3:08), Curt (3:12, BQ!), Marlin (3:17), McKay (3:19), Bill (3:24), Ron (3:38), Richard (4:25) all in the full. Plus numerous others that I saw and spoke to at the race (Neil, Court, Josse, etc.). In the half: Gary (1:34), Jeff L (1:24), KORY WHEATLEY (1:34, 3rd in AG!!!), Felicia (1:46), Kevin (1:45), Alysha (1:49), etc.
Splits: 5:36, 5:49, 5:59, 6:09, 5:44, 5:48, 6:06, 6:32, 6:11, 5:49, 5:57, 5:55, 5:43, 0.1 - :51.
My hips are very sore...the sorest I have been after a race in quite some time. Spent time with all my friends for a while then went to water park with the Murphy's for a few hours. Now home and time for a beer and early bed time...I am tired!
I am trying not to be disappointed in this race knowing that it is all building to a run for sub-2:30 at St. George and this and Mesa Falls back to back with hopefully pay off.