I ran my yearly July 4 10K in Provo. I was really psyched for this race, but my performance didn't go as well as I hoped. They changed the course a bit, so it had a slightly net elevation loss. But my time was two minutes slower. It seems like most runners' times were 1 or 2 minutes slow than last year, so maybe it was the humidity. For me, I was wearing lighter shoes and no watch in an attempt to offset the extra 6 pounds I was carrying on my torso and my lower fitness level.
I felt pretty good in the race. But I just couldn't push myself very hard mentally. I didn't push myself into the next gear that I know I have. Not sure why I couldn't get myself there. But it was fun anyway. I love the festive spirit.
There was only one complaint with the race, but I'll keep that to myself.
I'm going for 50 miles this week. It will be harder if our baby comes this week, but that's still my goal.