A.M. Ran with Chad and Benjamin. Total of 20.5 for me. We did a time trial of sorts on my 3 mile course (Nuns Park to mouth of the canyon). Benjamin and Chad started together, with me starting one minute later and trying to chase them down. I failed again, although it was not as bad as two weeks ago, as I ran faster. I did 5:12, 5:21, 5:18 - 15:51 total. I did obviously have some quarters over 80 :-). The one before the second mile was 82, and the one after that was 81. Then I kicked into gear again. But I was obviously struggling. Possibly the fatigue from the weight running and the pickup yesterday. In any case, I was not too displeased with this result.
Benjamin and Chad ran together for the first 2.5 with the splits of 5:24, 5:34 followed by 0.5 in 2:49. Then Benjamin took the lead, and ran the last 0.5 in 2:39 finishing in 16:26. Chad finished in 16:36. Both got records for this course. Benjamin was only 35 seconds slower than me. I think he will be competitive against me in the Thanksgiving 4 miler this year. Not bad for a 13 year old.
Then we ran to the house to drop off Benjamin, which gave him about 7.5. Then 1 mile with Joseph, and back into the canyon to finish the run and get the car. Jenny did 3, Julia and Joseph 2, Jacob 1. We ran at about 7:30 - 8:00 pace all the way almost to the Vivian Park, then turned around and ran back to the Canyon View Park where we parked the car. I ran the last 4 miles in 22:30 with the splits of 5:47, 5:35, 5:34, 5:34. I was trying to beat Chad's time for 3 in my last 3, but fell short - 16:43 vs 16:36. I did have some good excuses though - it was at the end of 20, and it was getting warm. Then I jogged back about a quarter, met Chad, and finished with him.