Long run Friday so I don't have to worry about it over the weekend. It was also ideal for dry trails as more rain is coming.
I started on the flat trails before I tackled the hills. Oddly, those first 4-5 miles were my slowest. Maybe it just took me a while to warm up, but I'm thinking it was more due to these trails being very twisted and slowed me down. Regardless of pace, I was feeling comfortable.
The hills added some variety and a random person or 2 making the last half of the run go by fast. I stopped at 10 and saw 1:36. After a minute I decided to add on the half-mile to get over 100min. Good trail day and glad to get back to doing long runs (first in a month).
Today's Fun Fact: I have "won" 29 races in my career. But if you take out the JV, the ties with Drew, the team events, and the races that I had 0 real competition (aka, I'd only lose if I dropped out), then I'd say that I have 8 legitimate wins.
-3 steeples on the track while in college (2 indoor)
-2 trail races: RCC Run the Woods and Pleasant Creek
-2 track races: 10k on Drake's track and 3k indoor at Luther
-1 8k road race
And of those, I'd say I was probably the favorite in all but at Pleasant Creek and 3k indoor (which was won in dubious fashion). Therefore, I declare Pleasant Creek 15k from 2018 my greatest race ever. I suppose it fits that it was my biggest payday ever as well.