A.M. Long run. 20.33 in 2:10:40. Ran the last 5.05 hard - 29:33, 5:51 avg. The run was full of adventures. First it rained. Then I saw the Provo City Half in progress. Then I met Steve Cuttitta and he ran with me for a couple of miles. We saw Jeff and I knew he was headed for something faster than 1:09:30 I was optimistically expecting in a solo run. He looked smooth at 11. He ended up with 1:08:56, new course record by almost 2 minutes, read his race report for details. The we saw the whole crowd.
On the way back I ran the tempo. The rain picked up. Now I was going in the same direction as the race. This was perhaps better than going the other way. Passed Marion with about 2 miles to go, recognized her by the jacket, she was moving OK, estimated she would finish around 2:15-2:20 (she ended up with 2:21) but unfortunately did not have enough time to say hi. The tempo felt good, the form felt actually quite smooth, no fuel issues. I was seeing 86 quarters at times when I got a stretch with fewer people, and 88-89s when I had to weave through traffic. Slower on sections with turns and bridges. I tried to shift gears, though, but they were not shifting. Perhaps a combination of being alone and the rain.
P.M. 2 with Benjamin in 16:55. He made me run a quarter in 86. Julia ran 1.5 with us in 13:11. Jenny ran 2.5 in the morning with Sarah. 0.5 with Joseph. 0.25 with Jacob.