CSU street-O training set by Lori. I showed up with the intent to do some tempo running, and I was spurred on when I found myself cruising around the course with Ari. He and I pushed hard, trading off the lead periodically, and ended with a kick finish. I edged him out by a few seconds, but I think I started a little before he did. The effort was probably harder than tempo, but it was great to have a quality workout.
To my humiliation, I made one big error and two small errors. The big error was at 1 - upon reaching Line st, I turned left instead of right and had to run around the block before getting to Buckingham St - easily costing 40s. At control 5 in Harvard yard, I thought the control was on the John Harvard statue instead of the adjacent building. Finally, at the stadium, I overshot the control by about 5s before doubling back. Certainly the map was imperfect - an old street map with building footprints - but all three errors should not have happened.
Ari was ahead of me at km 1 after cutting through the Walgreen's parking lot; I passed him at km 2.4. He took the lead after I hesitated in Harvard yard and held it until I pushed at km 8. I expanded my lead on the long stretch to 9 and kept it.
I was nearly hit by a car coming out of a parking garage on Mass Ave. I was running up the sidewalk and an alert pedestrian ahead of me suddenly yelled "Lookout! Lookout! Lookout!" As I screeched to a halt, a car bumper abruptly protruded into the sidewalk moving too fast to have stopped. Ari suggested that I should have jumped on the hood to indicate my displeasure. I'm grateful the pedestrian was attentive and took initiative.