I did what I set out to do today, I wanted to run hard but not so hard it beat me up to bad. This course is AIDED, but I needed a good fast half before st George. I felt decent today, not great but okay. It was quite warm and humid and that always takes its toll on me plus by back just doesn't handle the steep down and I'm not the greatest down hill runner. But I still feel good about my effort and the race. Started the race with Rebecca and we where together for about the 1st 5 miles then she pulled ahead, I wanted to stay comfortablely hard and what I was running was about at that. Plus she is just a better downhill runner then me. The first part felt really easy, the middle was about the same. But for some reason my stomach was buggy and when I got to the last 5k I couldn't push it like I wanted. Got words of encouragement from my mom and spencer out on the course and my sweet father in law was their at the finish to cheer me on. Wasn't able to take any fuel due to my sour stomach, need to figure this one out before SG. At the finish they had all the times and places messed up so they thought Rebecca was 2nd and I was 3rd, I think a guy must have ran under a girls # or something because there was no other girls in front of us, many people could attest to this.
My splits are 6:08 6:02, 6:07, 5:50, 6:02, 6:02, 5:59, 6:01, 6:09, 6:13, 6:39, 6:45, 6:39, :41 (5:31)