This was a fun local race right around the corner from me. It was offering $1250 to each male and female winner of both the 5k and 10k races. What did I have to lose since it was going to be part of my long training day! Well, I should have known that $1250 would bring lots of amazing runners out to race. I decided race morning that I was only going to run the 5k. I had been putting in some pretty hard runs in training and racing over the past few weeks so I though a quick 5k might be some nice relief. I got smoked…the winner was a Kenyan champion in the time of 16:23. I ran an 18:51 which was a PR for me (6:04/mile). Even with a decent time like that, I only placed 5th in my AG and was the 6th female overall. But I was happy with my performance and then continued the day with a long training day with Matt Russell – a 70 mile bike ride and an open water swim. Nice little Saturday.