Met Jake and Andrea at my house at 8:30 this morning. The plan was to run up Emigration Canyon and down to I-80. We bailed on that plan at the Hogle Zoo as the wind coming down out of the canyon was ridiculous and cold. Uphill the whole way is fine, but uphill into a 30 mph wind for 15 miles is just plain silly.
So we hung a right just past the zoo and ran down Wasatch and back to my house. Andrea ran the first 10.5 miles with us and then Jake and I ran about 5 more in Sugarhouse Park. I was feeling pretty good and tried to push the uphills hard since I didn't get in much speed last week.
Jake and I ran about 15.25 in 1:51. I did a little over a mile warm-up to give me 16.26. I really appreciate these occasional runs with guys like Jake and Fritz. I think it might give me a little edge this year. I really believe that the key to continuing to run well through your 40s is to add new elements to your training.
Had pancakes after at my house. Jake and Andrea were good sports putting up with out noisy kids and smelly pestering neurotic dog.