smoke cleared several days ago. feels so good to run outside.
last week on wednesday ran a track workout:
4 x (800@5k, 100 jog rest, 300@3k, 400 jog rest)
yesterday (sunday) was our regional XC championship. ran 32:49 for 10k (course is listed at 6 miles but everyone’s watch had it long). i think i placed 13th overall behind 11 dudes on the hoka aggies and 1 guy in a chico state singlet. pretty pleased with the effort. i would have liked to crack top 10 but that wasn’t happening. course was decently wet from the rain we had over thanksgiving week. wore flats though because the mud/slop was pretty much confined to the start/finish meadow area and other areas of the course have rocks and hard-pack dirt which isn’t much fun in spikes. was definitely spinning my wheels a bit in the sloppy section but so was everyone else. basically, slow course. got out well and stayed strong the whole time. was passing people almost the entire race which was nice and managed to run myself into no-man’s land so i didn’t have a sprint finish