Still a little bummed out that I didn't make St. George.
There were about 50-75 people that showed up for the stake run. I was feeling confident until a runner I haven't seen before arrived looking fast. Come to find out he is going to BYU and his parents live in our stake. He was tan, thin, and had a smooth stride. I knew my only hope of beating him was if he was out of shape.
The race started and I stayed behind speedy for about a half a mile then I decided to let him go. My first mile was 5:50. The second mile has a big hill that is about 150 yards long but also on the second mile you come down the same hill just a block over. At the half way point speedy was 10 seconds ahead of me. I ran the second mile in 6:10. The last 3/4 mile is slighlty up hill. I kept having thoughts of digging deep and trying to catch up to him but I figured he'd just pull away when he heard me coming. What a wimp I am. Anyway the 3rd mile was in 5:56. I finished in 18:21 about 11 seconds behind the winner. My kids Tanner (17) finished 4th with about a 21:00 and Dalls (11) finished 8th in 25:17, and Cambrey (14) finished in 32:42. We don't encourage Cambrey to push to hard because she has a brain aneurysm.
If I want to do better in 5K's I need to get metally tougher and let myself feel a little more pain. I figure a good start to getting metally tougher and getting use to running faster would be to do some 400 repeats. I don't know if I'll do it but I think it would help my 5K times.
After the race I went over to my Dad's and helped him shingle his roof for 4 hours. My legs hurt the whole time. Ouch!