Good race, quads felt tired second half. Fell apart a bit outside of the canyon. More to come once I get home. PR baby!
Got up early and took care of business then ran over to the busses, got stopped by Fritz, Scott and Brandon as they were finishing getting ready. We got bussed up to the start and then proceeded to hang out for an hour and a half. Wind started blowing a little more by the start of the race. Chatted with a bunch of people at the start line and then the gun went off. Fell off a cliff at the start, but made sure to stay back from the fastest guys. Then after a few miles started working my past a few people. I was gaining on Scott until Fritz came back to him and they took off right around mile 6. So I sat in sixth place till the finish, my quads started getting fatigued again as usual, but throwing water on them seemed to help for about a half mile. The hill of the race came right around 9.5 which was very painful. After that it was pretty boring, went under the road then ran into town. That seemed to take forever, those last miles outside of the canyon were tough. I tried to pick it up going into the chute to make sure I got under 73, but the legs just didn't have much left and ended up running 73 flat.
I'm excited to PR and see some of the results of this training cycle. But I felt like I could have gone faster if my quads didn't poop out. But on the plus side I ran a half marathon faster than I ever have at altitude on a rolling course with a headwind. So probably could have been sub 71 back at sea level.
Splits: 5:13, 5:32, 5:28, 5:23, 5:34, 5:31, 5:37, 5:39, 5:38, 5:43, 5:41, :48.