Running race 39:06  10.0 km (3:55 / km) vdot: 53.3
shoes: Nike Lunar Eclipse+ (blue)
x country at ash island. hard to say what the actual distance was, it was advertised 10.4, my garmin measured 10, but there was a really twisty section that i don't think my gamin measured accurately. anyway.
was handicap and i started off 26:40 with another guy who immediately took of at 3:15 pace. I knew he was pretty good so i let him go and he disappeared into the distance pretty quickly. there was 5 or so quick guys starting 50 secs behind so i wanted to try and hold them off if possible. felt fairly strong but it was hard to keep pace through the muddy twisty section. garmin shows my pace fell to around 4:20 through these sections. the first guy from the pack behind went flying past around 6ks in, and i could see stu coming as well. however still felt pretty strong, got a stitch at 7ks but it was just as i hit the twisty section again so i had to slow down anyway. had a really strong finish after that which i'm pleased about. and managed to hold off stu, although his time would have been 40 secs quicker than mine.
pleased with how strong i felt compared to last week, but still lacking some speed.