This was possibly my worst run race this season, mentally, time-wise, and effort-wise. 2 miles warm up with Jordan Cross and later some of the other guys running it. I got my spikes, and thought of a different race strategy of sitting and kicking. That, plus the lack of sleep and not being excited to race really messed up my race. I just didn't want to run a PR and I didn't want to hurt, so I gave up before the race even started. I am very disappointed in myself because I should've raced it, not just ran it. I stuck behind someone, and we hit the mile at 4:45. This is where I should've taken off, but it hurt a little to go faster than that pace. I just didn't want to be out there racing, and I didn't pass him. I stuck behind him and we hit some really slow laps, ones that are my 5k pace. After Luis Martinez passed me with 600m to go, and the race was over. I just tried to kick it, but I didn't have a kick. It was terrible. I tried, but not as much as I should've. One thing that was good from this is race is that I learned a lot about myself, and what I need to do to race well. I need to eat well and get better sleep, and also remember how much I like to run.
After I went on a cool down on the field for around a mile and half, and then when we got to the hotel I went on a 4.5 mile run with Jordan because I just needed to clear my head. It was a scary run because it was at night and a lot of weird people were out at night.