am - ran the Sharin O The Green 5K. The course is a City Park this year, same as the old FireKracker 5K course. Pretty fast route. Weather was perfect, about 40 degrees, sunny, and no wind.
I warmed up 3 miles from my house, and then Seth and I drove over for the race. We got there about 15 min before the start. We dropped our clothes at the Altitude Running tent, and then I dropped Seth in the appropriate spot for his pace (about 10-min miles), and I went up to the front.
Goal was to run low-16s and contend for the win. The former was doable, but not the latter today...for some reason Tyler McCandless showed up from Boulder/Denver for a $150 prize pot race. Oh well. The race was pretty uneventful. McCandless took off from the gun and ran 15:01. Another guy was also way out ahead of me and finished in 15:36. But I managed 3rd with 16:24...would have been under 16:20, but I stopped at the start-line timing mat, thinking it was the finish, but I still had to go another 10 meters. People yelled at me to keep running, and I eventually figured it out, but it cost me about 5s.
I felt pretty solid today, but have absolutely no speed. My splits were about 5:17, 5:15, 5:14, so at least I'm steady.
Cooled down by running back on the course immediately after finishing, and found Seth just past the 2-mile mark. We ran the rest of his race together, and he finished in just over 32 minutes.
PM - met Mike at Discount Tire (I had my snow tires taken off), and we did about 11.5 miles...Mason Trail to Coventry to Cathy Fromme. Averaged about 6:55/mile, which felt kind of hard after a 5K. Got 19.5 miles for the day.