AM: Did the free 5K associated with the Be Well Utah Family Health Fair. It was a fun run but I made a major minor race mistake. I did not look at the map before the race. I was pushing both girls in the race so I figured I would have people to follow. They had 600 registered and encouraged bandits.
I did a brief 1 mile warmup stroller free and then got the stroller fully loaded with both girls. The first mile and a half were mostly up with a sharp climb the final quarter of the first mile. About a 1/2 mile in there were 3 or 4 guys way up on the rest of the pack. Then a mid-pack of about 5-6 guys. I caught up with the mid-pack just in time to climb the hill. They put a bit on me and a few I had passed went back by me. However, we then hit the downhill and I caught them all just to find out that the lead guy of that mid-pack had lost sight of the leaders and we were lost. So I took the lead and guided the group back to the start/finish area and then by Garmin just added on another 0.6 mi. That is why it ended up being a little long... Oh well. The girls really enjoy being pushed during the races and besides asking why I was going "so slow" up the hills were a good cheer section to have along. Overall, it was still fun and then after my wife and I got our hardware (medals for 3rd and 1st in our age groups) we went home changed and then came back to meet friends for the health fair. It was fun and we got to spend a good hour playing on the football field and climbing the stadium stairs.
Mile 1: 7:09.89 HR 177 Ascent 157ft Descent 21ft
Mile 2: 6:06.89 HR 180 Ascent 66ft Descent 133ft
Mile 3: 5:51.90 HR 182 Ascent 28ft Descent 127ft
0.17 Mi: 1:00.59 HR 182 Ascent 5ft Descent 13ft
TOTAL: 20:09.27 HR 180
PM: Had to go into work for a very quick experiment after the girls bedtime so I ran to the Memory Grove overlook and back to finish off my week. I'm happy with the return to some mileage. In my typical fashion I'm going to try and keep playing it conservative with the recovery though and bounce back and forth between the 45 and 55 range for a few more weeks.
Mi 6, Avg. 7:51 HR 142