AM - did an easy 4 miles shake out this morning. Using some older Gel Nimbus shoes that felt like the compression was gone on them this morning - either that, or my legs felt like lead, but definitely one of the two. Running at Midnight race tonight - we'll see if they loosen up by then.
PM - Midnight Run - With a pretty late night storm causing some indecision in my house about whether to run this race, my daughters all bailed, but I decided the storm was about overwith and after a hurried registration and warm up was quite pleased with the rain having ended and the weather conditions not as warm and humid as it usually is. Saw Doug during my warm up and right after the turn around during the race itself. Race was full of high school cross country boys and girls. I was running reasonably well (though I could not see my watch in the dark and was only guessing at pace) through 2 miles where I edged up to what I thought was my age group competition. Just then I had an immediate and urgent GI issue - which caused me to back off the pace to keep things in order. (Fortunately it turns out my competition was the next age group up). Came out of it and finished well over the last half mile. Splits turned out to be 6:04, 5:59 and 6:28. Won my age group with this same time 2 years ago too.
Doug ran well - 20:19 (I think) and I met up with him and Travis and the rest of his family after the race. Travis ran 17:44, finished 6th overall but 4th in his age group. Bunch of young ones up front in this one!
Decided not to do the 10k after the stomach issues - and feeling generally too fatigued to head back out in the dark especially with the wet roads and no lighting except for luminaries out on the Causeway.
Anyway - not too bad of a night.