Day 3 of no running
. Sunday was a planned day off, then Sunday night I came down with a stomach bug. Monday was right out. Today was possible but I didn't feel 100% this morning so took one more rest day. I'm feeling mostly better and plan to run tomorrow.
Race report from the family reunion:
-The night before there was a lot of sizing up the competition and a little bit of trash-talking.
-The primary competition consisted of a trio of cousins' kids. One is 24, one is 19, and one is 13. I thought the 13-year-old girl was the most likely to take me down.
-Hello to a lot of relatives, then up a grass pathway from the backyard of my cousin's house to a trail through the woods.
-Line up and go. Mostly single-track in the early going, so I kind of went with the flow. It would have been bad form to elbow a little kid out of the way.
-As soon as the trail widened a bit I moved up to the front. 13-year-old girl did not give chase, so it was me and the 24yo and 19yo (who are brothers)
-24yo was a little slower, but it was neck-and-neck between me and 19yo for the first mile.
-Around mile 1 I achieved a little bit of separation from 19yo. I thought he was maybe 10-20 meters back. Then at one of the turns I took a look over my shoulder and there was nobody in sight.
-It turns out 19yo stopped and walked, and got passed by his older brother.
-From there it was just a matter of striding it in for the remainder of the race.
Bragging rights until the next family reunion!