A.M. 5 miles with Daniel and Mary Ann in 44:46. 3 more miles alone in 26:34. 2 miles with Benjamin in 18:19. 1 with Julia in 11:26. 1.5 with Jenny in 14:52. Total of 12.5 miles. Still slippery, 8:00 mile is a dream pace.
P.M. Ran Mary Ann's 5 K. Won it in 17:01. We had a small group. Ted came to help with the race. The course had a net downhill of 57 feet, but the last mile was uphill and into a small headwind - started at the Rock Canyon Park and finished close to the north end of the Timpview drive. I have plotted a rough version - $Provo Christmas Run. After the crazy grade correction the Course Tool says the effort was worth about 5:24 flat pace, which I am willing to believe. It was cold, there were occasional patches of snow on the road, there was about a 5-10 mph headwind on Timpview, and I ran alone start to finish. Chauncy was second in 18:19. The warm up was very short, about 0.2 miles, the cool down was about 1.5 miles or so.
A plug for Mary Ann's races. This is exactly what I wanted for the Fast Running Blog racing circuit. Bare essentials for a low entry fee. No nonsense, let's have a race. The Fast Running Blog is seriously considering becoming a title sponsor for those races. But in any case, I would like to encourage everybody to support Mary Ann in her efforts. The next race is on December 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm in Provo. This time it will be on the Provo River Trail starting at the Geneva Road parking lot. The tentative plan for the course is out-and-back on the Provo River Trail following most of my standard 3 mile tempo.
P.M-2: 1 mile running errands.