AM- Race Report: Woke up at 4:30am, because I had to be at Maesar Elementary by 5:45 to catch the bus to go to the start of the race. Made sure to drink plenty of water before the start, because I think that making sure that I am hydrated helps my body and performance overall. There wasn't very many people or competition running the race (only like 82 runners), so I basically had to run the entire race alone. I was expecting to run right around a 1:20, if I felt good. From the start, 5:50-5:55 pace felt great, so I just went with it. One of the things that I was especially happy about my performance today was that I was able to even pace/slightly negative split the race, because I was worried that I was going to "blow up" around mile 10. Also I was quite surprised with my performance today, because I didn't have any competition to push me, and I have done little speed work under 6 minute pace during this training cycle. This race today was over a 3 minute improvement from what I ran at the Dino Half earlier this spring, and they are the same course, so I do think that I have improved as a runner over the last few months. Overall I am really happy with how today went, and I am looking forward to see what I can do at the Salt Lake Haunted Half next month!