The race started in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, and ended in Hyrum. My dad drove me and Greg Law up at about 6 or something.
Last night I had a sore throat that hurt and so I did what I could to end the sore throat, drink tons of water. Before the race I started to regret it. I had to go to the restroom every 5 minutes or less, but anyway onto better stuff to talk about.
I got to meet and talk to a lot of runners. My first few miles were at the pace I wanted. There was someone who came up to me around mile 3. I talked to him and luckily for me he didn't sign up for the race - he later told me he ran for Weber State and bandit ran it. He passed me in between 6 and 7, which is when I started to slow down and started going slower than I wanted to.
At around mile 7.5 there was an aid station where I stopped running for the first time in a race to get a drink. I was a little dehidrated. I then just ran it from there trying to push it. I looked back to see Jeryl (sorry, I can't spell names) getting closer, so I tried for the last mile to push it, but for some reason I didn't feel like I could. After, talked to Jeryl for a bit. I talked to a bunch of new people, and ones I'd already known from past races, which was pretty fun. I talked to Jason who was a friend I'd just made that week at EFY who was wearing a red, white, and blue mowhawk wig, which he told me later made him really sweaty, especially at the first mile. Nice run. I recommend the course to anyone who is wondering if they should run it.