I'm really happy with this run. I was shooting for something in between 95-97 minutes for this race but I got 98. The race was organized by the high school track and field so the course was their training route (wink wink hilly route) from mile 1 until 3 we were climbing and then a short down hill to start another climb all of this we were going east and the wind was on our left side so it wasn't a big factor yet, but after .5 mile climb we turned left or north and this is when every thing went crazy we ran a 3.5 miles up hill into the north head wind. I passed 4 very fast runners but they were just fed up with wind and the climbing . Thanks god its down hill from mile 7.5-9.5 so I tried to recover on this section. whoever designed this course is a mean coach. He made sure as soon as we turned right from the down hill you see the 10 miles marker but you climb from that flag all the way to mile 12.5. the rest is through the school parking lot going through the track once which I tend to hate the lap I prefer home stretch. I'm really happy with 98 minutes result. I did not taper so I ran on tired legs(intentionally) adding all the hills and wind this was a good workout for next month's marathon. no running sunday, but back on the road monday.