The first mile felt good, but they stopped feeling good by mile 3. I didn't want to push it today, a week before the monkey. My right hip and knee were tight, and it was cold (thanks to the overcast and fog)! Actually the sun came about about halfway through the race, and it warmed up a little then. But my legs and breathing and everything else just wouldn't support a fast race today. I didn't mind that though. I was just glad to get in a long run today and get some Striders Grand Prix points in the process.