Provo Riverwoods 10 miler. 53:05, first place. No prize money, and no competition after the first 0.5 miles. However, since I have to time the race, and need to get a run in anyway, I may just as well run it. Plus it is good for psychological reasons to win by a large margin once in a while after getting beat in more competitive races.
The course had about 900 feet of elevation drop, most of it in the first three miles. My goal was to keep the pace faster than 5:20 or at least not much slower than 5:20 on the not so steep sections, and really get going on the steep ones.
Felt good until the last two miles. Then the legs started cramping up. I suppose this is to be expected - I've been doing tempos every day since Monday.
The mile markers were rather approximate, but fortunately the course had Hawk's magic marks most of the way. This helped me keep the pace on target. Last two miles were around 5:23 - 5:25.
Afterwards, the race was not over. I had to time everybody else. Fortunately, George was there to help, and then Mike West showed up.
Then went on a 3 mile cooldown with Mike West. That, plus a two mile warmup at the start with George gave me good mileage for the day.
In the evening ran with the kids right before Sarah and I went on a date. Our babysitter Chris came early so we invited him for the run. Benjamin and Jennifer were determined to give him a run for his money. Jennifer set a new family record in the 5 and under division for the mile - 7:41. Chris survived the run, but it was not easy for him.