AM- 10th overall at Sunrise run, probably better than I deserved. Will write more later- gotta go shower for a date with my wife now.
Ran the 8k this morning. Given that I'm just starting training again, I wasn't expecting much. I ran a 28:01 last year in what was a bad race, and was honestly expecting 30-33 min. Woke up early (race starts at 6:16 am, sunrise), warmed up, then started a few rows back. Intentionally didn't wear a watch cause I didn't want to know my time, just run based on how I felt. Started somewhat slow (for a race) and felt I maintained a decent pace. I was in 11th just before the first mile, then passed 2 guys and was passed by 1 in turn. That put me in 10th, where I would stay the rest of the race, though I had a guy within 5-10 seconds behind me all race to keep me honest. When I turned towards the finish line, the clock read high 28's and I tried to keep it within a minute of last year. Finished in 29:01, though I guess the clock was off and actual time was 29:06, and I was third GE guy. Either way, I was happy all things considering. Cooled down with Phil and Jason.
My get in shape push continues next week with a planned 80 miles, then 100. One month from now I'll be at Hardrock, where I estimate I'll run 120-140 miles at high altitude. That should just about kill me if I don't die.