After my invite we went up to Willard to stay the night at the in-law's place. We wanted to go to the Brigham City Temple and Greg was running TOU, so I figured I would do a long run in Logan and run with him for a while. I got up and made it over to Logan by 7:00am. I parked in fronto of our old house and ran through River Heights, Providence, and Millville, then up Hollow Road. I thought I would run into runners at the mouth of the canyon, but they must have started late. I ended up running into the headwind for a couple of miles and made it clear to past half way before I found Greg. On the way I saw Jake flying down the canyon with that tailwind, , Sasha, a kid I coached at Riverton (who ended up 9th overall), Adam,Rachelle running awesome, Drew, and others. Stopped and talked to Cody for a couple of minutes, it was good to see him, it has been forever!
I jumped in with Greg, who was with the 3:15 group. I ran with him until a mile to go and ended up with 24 miles when I wanted 20. I felt fine, and enjoyed running 12 miles of the marathon bandit. Greg did really well accept for around mile 20 and mile 23 and 24 where I really had to drag him along. The 3:15 pacers and group caught and passed us at 23 miles and I told Greg he had to get them by the end when I left him by the Tabernacle, he got them. I ran over to the park after leaving Greg and had exactly 24 miles on the Garmin when I got there. 7:22 ave.
Greg ended up 3:13:54 for his first marathon with limited training, not bad. I talked to several people afterward that ran well, like Rachelle and Adam. Beautiful day to race, you couldn't ask for better conditions. I had a good time running and had more problem doing the 24 miles. Good to get a long one in after a busy busy week. It gives me more confidence going into St. George in 3 weeks, being way under trained and under raced. I should still do OK.