AM-Fun race, I'll write more later.
2.5 warm up, strides, then the race started. It was a pretty small field, and they had the starter on a ladder about 50 meters from the line, so I was more concerned with avoiding the starter than getting out well. We got out well as a team, but it wasn't super important with such a small field. The course had lots of turns, so I just ran on the inside where I could. It was pretty flat, so I just let myself get into a rythem. The goal was to wait until 4k, and then start stringing the race out, and then push the last 2k if need be. I led a little in the first 2k, then the next 2k I sat behind a couple Portland guys. I could tell they were annoyed that our whole time was just sitting on them, but that's how it goes sometimes. At 3.5k, Zac took the lead. At 4k, I took it and started a push to string things out. At 5.5k, it was just Jake, myself and Kipruto from Portland. At 6k, it was just Jake and I. I kept the pace pretty consistent, and tried to get Jake to run with me. I wanted Jake to fight for the win with me, or try and cross together if we could, but he wasn't feeling the greatest. I maintained a small lead the rest of the way, motioning Jake to catch up. At the last 100m, I sprinted it in. Not my usual racing style, but it was good enough for the day. Short cool down after due to interviews.
PM-8.5 miles with Michael. Talem and Matt were with us for 2.