Getting out to be motivated to run. First part on switchbacks got log-jammed, but was good to start out conservative. Passed some and was getting into a rhythm. A mile before started walking on the uphills, got to a group of like runners, but made some passes on long uphill switchbacks before wide track. Asked someone how far we'd gone, 1.5m. Just pacing myself. Mostly walked uphill, then running flat and downhill, played tortoise and hare with older guy before I passed him and skinny lady. Got into a good group going downhill, had a guy from Nevada who I'd talked to at beginning pass me and motivate me on the wide road before we got into the downhill. Thought I'd catch some on the downhill, maybe 2 girls but was surprised at the group's ability to downhill. Fun to just let go.
As we neared the finish and around the loop to finish I knew I couldn't go faster, was just holding on to edge of oxygen. High weight to strength ratio--good for downhills, not up. Older guy and skinny girl both passed me and were maybe 20 seconds ahead. Overall feel great about just getting out there.
Left Phin at start, he ran first 300 yards with me, he biked a little, glad to have the bike since rode back and forth to truck 3 times. Got a little chilly, threw a few discs at the basket, chatted with speedy Bill Cobler, waited for raffle. Could have sworn heard number called.
Right foot a little stretched, plantar pad tight--related to general metatarsal weakness? Did some biking in the morning with P & J, and 21 ball with Preston and friend after working.