this is the third weekend in a row that i have subjected myself to the inevitable pain of running a 5k race. i had no intention of running another one after last week's diamond in the rough, but james came up with this crazy idea midweek and i couldn't resist (he knows how to pick out the good races).
the race started and finished at west jordan high and ran along a very fun xc style course. this included track, asphalt, gravel, dirt, grass and rabid dogs. add in the extreme wind blowing from the south and this race was a true adventure.
although my final time does not reflect it, i felt like i had a good race. i think i am finally figuring out the pacing for this distance. other than the grass loop portion of the course just before heading to the track for the finish line (i died here, mostly mental), my effort and pace were more consistent than previous races, and i felt controlled in that uncontrolled 5k type of way.