I wasnt quite sure how this race was going to pan out. I woke up yesterday and could tell i was coming down something. Took a big afternoon nap and just hoped that I didnt feel to crapy on race day. Woke up feeling ok but not 100% and just figured what the heck we'll see what happens. Ran a little over a mile warm up and had some troubling tightness in the right hip that made me nervous.
1 - 5:22 Hip was really feeling weird and I thought I might have to just back off.
2 - 5:37 Hip pain was gone and I was just trying to let the downhill take me
3 - 6:16 Not quite as steep a downhill here. Slowed to a more realistic pace.
4 - 6:55 Starting up the slight incline of west canyon. To much slow down.
5 - 6:47 I dont think it was any steeper throught here I just dropped the ball
6 - 6:14 Coming back down the canyon I was able to get back to a decent pace.
7 - 6:46 A bit of up hill here that slowed me up once again. Got a horid cramp in my right side. Havent had one of those for years. That made it a little hard to concentrate on running.
8 - 6:18 The cramp had worked itself out by this time and I was able to get back to a more reasonable pace on the downhill coming out of Snow Canyon.
9 - 6:29 Trying to get the juice up to pass the two guys in front of me.
10- 6:39 I was able to pass both guys in here and was feeling pretty good.
11 - 6:49 Slowed on the up hill in this section. Got a little nervous at one point cause I couldnt see anyone in front of me and didnt know if I was going the right way. Looked back and saw a few guys and hoped I wasnt leading them a stray.
12 - 6:35 I could see Dustin up ahead of me and tried to pick it up to see if I could catch him.
13 - 6:32 Caught Dustin and kept trying to push through to the end. Thought I was going faster that this but oh well.
Over all I feel good about this run. I didnt pr but was right at the same time as the last 2 halfs. I really wanted to get a sub 1:20 but that didnt work out. I need to work on getting my times to be a bit more consistant. I guess thats where being more consistant in training comes in to play.