Stayed at my cousin Bryn's house the night before which is just a couple minutes from the start line so that was nice. About two miles warm up, then stretches and strides and then some more jogging. Very fun to see a bunch of people from lots of different teams.
First mile I ran side by side with Frazier and talked to my boy Dave Taylor for a sec. 4:46. Made a move up to Adam, shortly followed by Seth coming up and we ran in a good pack for two more miles I think. 5:01, 5:13. Ryan then joined the group and it was a 2 on 2 Region 4 showdown. 5:10, 5:10. Seth then dropped, I was very impressed with his race. Towards the end Ryan gapped Adam and I and then I made a surge and gapped Adam and it stayed like that til the finish. My 6th mile was 5:18 and 5:22 pace for the last .22. I wish that was a little stronger but 5:08 pace is a good showing and I am happy with the work I put in because I had these races but I also leave soon so I could have been lazy and made excuses.
After the race I found Garek and we drove over to Park City High School. Cool place. First time there. We went on a run with 2x Nike Nationals qualifier (bae goals) Alyssa Snyder and let me tell you she does not play around. She was running 15 miles. We got there late so she did two before we got there. So she is warmed up and I was super tight and my legs were thrashed from the race and car ride so we start and she blazes out and leaves me in the dust lol. We had to climb this super steep road to get to the trail and it was short but it was the most steep hill I've ever run and I thought I was going to die. The trail was flat but they still ran way faster than me and had to stop and wait for me a couple times. We got off the trail and ran on the rail trail for a lil and looped back to the hs for 7 total. It was exhausting but it was a super fun time. 16 total for the day. Capped it off by hanging with the bavis dabes and skootz.