Last Friday I ran the 5,000m at the Mt. Sac Relays in CA. The race didn’t go as expected in the slightest and is one of my slowest 5ks of all time, 16:19. But, it was a really good indicator that my training has lacked any speed work. I had many weeks of amazing, post marathon, training leading up to this race and I feel stronger and fitter than ever so I’m excited to add the speed element in and see faster results in the coming months. One positive to take from Friday’s race, it’ll serve as a good rust buster and workout session for this Sunday’s Kim McDonald 10k at the Cardinal Invite. at Stanford University. Another positive, I got a chance to spend some time with my Cousin Ryan, who moved to LA from Boston, now working in the film industry. We talked about movies, family stuff, and reminisced on some childhood adventures, it was nice. I also got to see my former athlete, Chloe Schmidt. She’s a freshman competing for Illinois and has been running really well, consistently in the 2:10s for the 800, so that was a nice surprise. I only wish I got a picture with her but I just wasn’t thinking straight after I raced so horribly. One final positive, I got a chance to see what the hype was all about with Pinkberry frozen yogurt. It lived up to it. That stuff is good and I can’t wait to get back over to the west coast to run a fast 10k and treat myself to some more.