2nd Place Overall, 1st AG. 18:22
I'd been excited for this race all week. Running has been going well of late and I was feeling the speed returning to the legs over the past few weeks. I'm still surprised that I'm running decently well as all the sleep deprivation since Felix was born about 2 months ago has been hitting me in waves of tiredness lately. Still, focusing on quality more than quality has been easier to fit into the schedule and knowing you only have a 40min workout available means getting down to business more quickly.
I was really shooting to go sub 18min at altitude again. I can't believe it's been 10 years or so since a 17:25 at a Cinco Cinco 5k in FoCo and a 17:57 in Aurora the same year. It's something of a milestone for me and one that I want to prove is not out of reach from the aging process. I think I'm close and just need to have the right course, conditions and competition.