I have never had a race where I enjoyed every minute of it, but today was that day. I caught up to another running friend from our group and she and I kept each other on pace the entire time. Running through the heart of a city you’ve spent so many years in was really incredible. So many familiar sights from a new unique vantage point. We managed a 6:19 pace with a 2:16 finish time, 21 minutes faster than the time I posted back in Feb! And I think its largely down to this great Saturday Ninja running group. My running mate and I paced ourselves well, got over the big hill and then it was flat and towards the end became a fast and furious downhill all the way to the finish. Even had a sprint at the end. So much fun and the legs are not screaming. AND there was a cold beer at the end. The temp was perfect during the run. A little overcast but very pleasant with a nice breeze. But by the lake at the finish, it really dropped and got windy, so I was very thankful my wife had brought me some extra layers. I will remember this one for a long time.