Suds N Soles 5K- the insanely hilly, shitty course 5K that I won last year. I got a free entry so I decided to do it again. I'm not as fast as last year for some reason but I had a good race as I felt good.
Ethiopian took it out and I ran with Sloane for a bit. Sloane broke away and caught the Ethiopian just ahead. 5:04 auto-split for the first mile. Conrad and I ran together before he pulled away after a rolling hill second mile in 5:03. Third mile is straight uphill--ran 5:29. Ethiopian was dying, caught him about 100m to the finish. When he realized it he sprinted all out to just beat me. Guy was obviously sandbagging since he couldn't beat Sloane. That seems to be the M.O. of local Ethiopians--if they aren't going to win they just give up.
I'm fine with the race since I felt good but I'm just not there because I'm a little heavier weight wise than my optimal racing weight.