A.M. Met Jeff on the trail. Ran 10.53 in 1:16:32. Did a couple of pickups. 600 in 1:46.3 - was supposed to be 5:00 pace (1:52, but Jeff was a bit feisty). Then that was supposed to be the end of it, but then we say a guy ahead of us and decided to chase him down. It was taking a while. At first we ran something like 6:00 pace but we were not closing the gap. Then we sped up to 5:15, and started closing it. We ran an extra quarter to ask the guy's name. He said Brad something, and even though we did not here the last name at first both of us guessed it right - Osguthorpe. The moral of the story is if you are unusually fast and have shown it in races, never rob a bank, or if you do, do not escape on foot. You can wear a face mask, but they'll figure out who you are by your running speed and form. Not to mention that a guy than trains consistently usually has better things to do than rob banks. Although with today's economy and pathetic payback from running he might be tempted to do it.
So chasing Brad we ended up with about half a mile at 6:00 pace, and another half at 5:15. Then we turned around and he kept going. On the way back he caught up to us. When we caught him he was actually just warming up. Now he was doing a tempo run. We joined him for 1000 in 3:18 (5:17 pace) up about 1% grade.
P,M. Kids runs. Benjamin ran 2.5 in 18:56. Julia and Jenny did 2 in 17:14. Jacob did 0.25 in 2:41. Joseph ran 0.5 in 4:53. I ended up with a total of 3.25 for the evening.