Pretty fun stuff this morning at the Shamrock Shuffle, nothing special, but fun! Woke an hour later than I wanted to and hustled to get the Smithfield, got there half an hour before the race, which was enough time to sign up and get a 1.5 jog in, no time to do drills unfortunately. The start was stupid, definitely a local fun run, because we were just standing there and all of the sudden someone said GO! and we went. 4 of us (all sporting HJP jerseys!) immediatley went to the front and and then Hayden and Eric separated from me and Austin Hunt (fun fact he's my second cousin). I dropped Austin after 30 more seconds. First half mile was uphill so I kind of tried to power through that, so the effort was hard right from the start. The course was just through farm fields so it was pretty boring, and I ran alone about 50m back from Eric the entire race. Had 1.5 of downhill then the last mile was uphill and into a headwind. Splits were 5:45, 5:30, 6:03. In the last mile I was not feeling it and just tried to maintain an okay pace. Not a strong race for me haha but I've done nothing at 5K pace in months (only 2 miles under 6 before this race, counting the ISU meet). That was probably my last 5K in loooong time, and I'm okay with that, those are way more fun when you're trained for it. Cooled down after awards first with the Ridgeline guys then with Austin. Beautiful, beautiful sunny day for a race!