I was feeling good good today. I got plenty of rest and plenty of food however that was my downfall. I ate too much too close to the race. During the the race I could feel my lungs not being able to expand and breath.
Our whole team got out pretty quick it was a perfect start and then their was a false start. The 2nd start was still really good, but not quite as perfect. Murphy has had the BEST advice pre-meets this year. Just spot-on just what I need to hear stuff. Once we got up the first hill I was in the top 30 probably. We started in between Bingham and Copper Hills so granted I raced very physically. Especially the first half mile. Physical is the right word!
The first mile I ran really well. I got really tired though. I didn't think I would have to be utilized as a scoring runner. At about 1.5 I passed Chase going up the hill on the south side of the park. At that point I knew I had to run an amazing race to pull of a 3rd or 4th place finish. For the rest of the race I was just trying to hang on to Brian Nelson of CH. I couldn't stay with him.
The 3rd mile I was just trying to hang on and not blow it. Once I hit the track I took a look back and I was alone. I thought there was a Bingham runner right behind me but he wasnt there. So from there I looked forward and gave it everything I had left. I wasn't able to stay with the pack that I ran with most of the race but we still overall as a team had a good race.
It was a good day.
1. Top 9 teams at Nike Southwest
2. Sub 17:00 at Pre-FL
3. Become Alta's no. 4 man