I ran about 30 seconds slower than last year bur ran WAY more relaxed and conservatively. Didn't wipe out at all on the downhills. Finished second to Taha in the 50-54.
I had fun today and still felt fresh at the finish.
Splits - 10:40, 10:04, 9:41, 9:30, 11:14, 10:50, 17:26, 11:08, 7:24, 7:14, 6:44, 6:44, 6:58, 6:51, 6:07
The 17:26 split included a mountain called Jupiter Peak. It's rocky, steep, and not really possible to run. You just mostly crawl on all fours. A couple times I almost fell back down the mountain.
I enjoyed driving up with Tayte Pollmann who ended up winning the whole thing in 1:50. Tayte is 18 and just graduated from Brighton High School and I've got to know him this year because he trains with my Alta team sometimes. He's going to The University of Portland in the fall. I think it's pretty unique for a high school kid to win a race like this.