Time: 1:34:57 (avg. pace 9:37)
Splits: 10:11, 10:11, 9:50, 9:27, 9:21, 9:28, 9:43, 9:16, 9:22, 8:08 (9:22)
This morning I went running with fellow bloggers Camille and James W, and the rest of our Ragnar team minus two. It was a fun time. We met at Camille's house and had Jared take us to the backside of Usury Pass. It's a 700 foot climb in 3.6 miles (about 3.7%) From there it was 1.5% downhill to Camille's house. This used to be part of the Ragnar course until they changed it this year. In my opinion, this was the "Ragnar" leg of the Del Sol race. James and I ran together for the first three miles. The first two and a half miles are the steepest. After that you feel a noticeable difference, but it's still uphill. James started to pull away, and I wanted to let him know that if he felt comfortable finding his way back to Camille's, then he didn't need to wait for me. Apparently he did, and off he went. I met up with Jared, Camille, and Bethany at the top of the hill and we ran together the whole way back. Janna and Bryan passed us at about the 7 mile mark, and I wanted to drop Camille and Bethany and run with them, but they were too fast. Probably Camille and Bethany could've picked it up some, but they didn't, and for that I'm grateful. The last pack of runners arrived about two minutes after us. I think we have a pretty solid team. We should fair well. It would be nice to get in the top 25% again.
After the run we had breakfast. We each had an assignment to bring something. There was a lot left over even though we didn't bring that much. Your appetite's just not that big after running 10 miles. Everything was yummy, but the fruit salad really hit the spot. Then we had a team meeting. It should be a fun time. Ragnar is mostly about the fun, but doing well always makes it even better.