|Photo by Nan Kennard|
17 inches of gain, 5300ft altitude, windy. 5th place in 16:53. Mile splits roughly 5:00/ 5:50/ 5:30 with a hard headwind for mile 2. I ran as fast as my legs would go I just had no turnover. This probably bodes fine for Mt Evans though where anything near 7:00 pace will probably win. Got to hang out a bit with GZ, Brandon, Aaron, Brownie and JV. I don't socialize much these days, I just hang out in my bunker counting ammo, but it's always good to see good people.
And David continues to beat the world, his race report is far better. Out kicking a 1:05 half marathoner and Oly Trials guy with a 1:15 on trails! I took a drive with the boys (to get them to nap) and ended up driving the Scar Top 12k course trying to figure how to beat David on July 4th. So far I have a sniper, a trip wire, land mines, a tiger pit in the road, an actual tiger that I have trained to attack David and 12 secret short cuts which will shorten my race to just 5k... this should put me within a few seconds of him at least.