TT: 1:48:08 AP: 8:15—8:14, 8:38, 8:30, 8:08, 8:07, 8:02, 8:26, 8;09, 8:14, 8:15, 8:20, 8:34, 8:01
A neighbor, Roy, has prostrate cancer. His daughter used to babysit for us a ton and we are very close to their family. His kids made a team for this race. It is always fun to run for a bigger cause.
I was unsure how this race would go. I’ve been doing speed work since May, but I wasn’t sure if I was in PR shape. I took the canyon easy (8:18)...maybe too easy....then tried to maintain during the flat portion (8:12). The last few miles hurt and I was in puke zone. But I was only 31 seconds off my course PR. I was sad that I didn’t get the PR, but pleased with my speed progress.
I love the experience of this race. I saw lots of friends and my kids came! I took a long nap afterwards. That 3:30am wake up time is brutal!