Race of truth and tragedy.
Arrived at the race with the clan with not much time. Didn't really need a warm-up, at first had to run with Thorin til handed him off. BK caught up before first mile, 7:10, my plan was to go 3 and then go. Not a great plan, just wanting to overcome the disappointment of 10K. Should've gone 6 and go. BK up ahead in group of 4, found a partner to run with, Adam Murray, told him I was going to go at 3. Pushed through 4 and caught 2 guys, stuck with them til Adam caught up, went with him a little, was 34:10 at half, 7:20 pace. The 2 guys passed me and spoke of catching others, Adam proceeded to pass only 3 but ended 18 places ahead. I pushed to catch BK, and caught him before 6, then the wheels fell off. Last 3.3 in 8:05. Watched 10 guys catch me, tried to go with first one, but was just holding on. Glad i did this, just haven't done any tempos. Nothing like going backwards.
Pushed it home after Mel passed me, at 9 miles audibly grunted every other breath, felt better to do it all the way home. Tried precarious cool-down, now I'll rest my foot and try to get the kinks out.
Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is a means of great gain, having promise for this life and the life to come.