Running race 11:47  3.0 km (3:56 / km)
So one of us had the bright idea to do a time trial at the beginning of the summer and another one at the end to see if we can improve. After some discussion, 3km was agreed upon, and that was the end of that big talk, I thought. Then - bam! Ross went and ran his 3km, so we all had to do it.
I decided to get it out of the way my first day in Missoula, even though I was feeling pretty beat up from the road, and my back was acting up. I wasn't sure what time to expect, but I thought I could run 90-95 second laps. After one 90 lap, it was quickly apparent that 95 was far closer to the truth. It was a struggle, but after four laps you are already more than halfway, so not too hard to convince yourself to finish. This is certainly the slowest I have felt (or been) in a long time (maybe since early high school), but the hope is to improve from here, so good to have a benchmark.