Semi-long run today. Started in the wee hours of the morning at Hollow Road. It was chilly enough that I wore a tech t-shirt, tech long-sleeve, and stretchy gloves. I was real glad I had them as the wind out of the canyon was rather cool. Ran up Hollow Road and Blacksmith Fork Canyon till Left Hand Fork turnoff (8.3 miles), where I met Paul. Pace was relaxed on the way up- 7:25-7:55 miles, except for one 8:15 mile at the mouth of the canyon due to the wind. The wind was typical, meaning rather strong for a number of miles. I added about .75 miles on LHF waiting for Paul.
Paul gave me a drink, then it was time to go down. I had wanted to run between 6:15-6:30 pace on the way down. Per Paul's entry, we ran 6:40, 6:18, 6:10, 6:07, 5:53, 5:59, 6:09, and 6:11 (6:12 avg on the way down). Felt good- still talking some, though I was breathing a bit hard. The sub-6:00 miles felt pretty fast (Paul was pushing the pace) but I wore him out by the end so I was pushing him. Very nice to have someone to run with. About 17.5 miles total, 2:01:18. Finished up with a post-run donut.