Run - Trail race (Forest Park) 21:06  5.12 km (4:07 / km) +70m 3:51 / km
shoes: 212 X-Talon 2012
Met up with Dave M & Dave S for the first of the Summer Sizzler XC races at forest park. Gorgeous weather. Had the kids with me so my usual cross park warmup run was just a walk. Off the line in front with Dave M, chatting down the first hill and onto the single track. As usual on this course, the leader pussyfooted over the plank bridge and I charged through the stream and into the lead. Pretty muddy along the bottom even though the organizers said the course was in really great shape. Well, nothing to climb over or under, but a lot of small leftover debris from last Octobers storm still around, but not enough to slow things down too much. But my lack of a warmup hit me about 1600m into the run as I hit the redline hard - knew I should be able to crank it along a bit harder, but the drugs seemed to be limiting the HR. Oh well, pushed as hard as I could under the circumstances, but let one young guy and two young women go by over the next bit of the course (Dave M already out in front) so settled into 5th place for the duration. Would have liked to close the gap, but not tonight. 21:05 is a PR on this course by 5 seconds, but I suspect the course may also be a tad long too. Anyway, a great night out, walked back to the car and took the kids out for dinner at Mountain View in Hampden before heading home.