Ran very easy in the morning with George and Eric. Need to recover from the hard training in the past three weeks. We jogged about 8.5 miles on the trails.
Afterwards, put on ankle weights and did sprints with George.
Did some more running with the kids, and some jogging in the afternoon/evening to make the total 13 miles.
Amazing what competition does to me in a sprint. I managed 16.8 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.3, setting a new record for an ankle-weighted 100 m. My regular 100 m PR is 13.9. George also set a PR for 100 m - 15.7.
For some reason, having competition in a 5 K does not do the same thing to me. I might feel some extra competitive fury in the first mile, and then I am feeling very mellow. However, in 2004 was able to do something to stir it up in one race - Draper Days. This year, I suppose I has some semblance of it in Magna, but not as furious as Draper Days of 2004.
I think it was also there in the Top of Utah in 2003. It became particularly evident when Paul did a bit of a photo editing to get me into the picture of our WBR team, and used the face from the TOU 2003 finish. I remember feeling very aggressive in the early miles, then mellowing out a bit later on, but still being a lot more aggressive mentally and emotionally than I normally am in a marathon.