Well, another SLTC Winter Series in the books. Not sure why more masters runners didn't make it out this year? Maybe running is all played out. Anyway, I'm enjoying being able to run 6:30 miles and still come away with some cash. Thanks everyone for moving on to trail running, skiing, mountain climbing, or just being too busy to race.
One more observation. My emphasis on strength training hasn't made me faster. It has made me feel generally heathier though.
I learned today that my 35-50 mpw is not enough to be able to power through the last miles of a longer race like a 15k. I also lost interest in really pushing myself when I figured there was no way I was going to catch Sasha for first master and I couldn't see any threats behind me. So I was the second overall master and scooped up another Wasatch Running gift card. As always, I loved chatting with everyone - Riley (new course record), Bill Cobler, Sasha, and the general atmosphere out at the lake.
PM: Went for a 2 mile walk with Andy and ended up at a Red Box to rent a kid movie for the evening. It's just us men tonight as Ann is working and Abby is babysitting.