Cheris picked Jackie and me up at my house at 3:50 am. We drove to Eccles Stadium and got on the buses. It was really warm in town. It was a little cooler up the canyon. The race started at 6:30. It was my first time on this course and I really liked it. I held back the first mile and tried to ease into my pace. I passed Jackie at about mile 3. I had a Gu a mile 4 and another around 9 or 10. I carried my little bottle with Gatorade and sipped on that for the first 10 miles. It was a fun atmosphere running on the parade route. There were tons of 5k people walking side by side. That made it difficult to get around. I did a lot of dodging the last 1.5 miles. Overall it was a good race. I finished the race and headed straight to the porta potties. I'm glad I didn't have to waste time during the race. My splits are 7:51, 7:37, 7:30, 7:32, 7:44, 7:33, 7:29, 7:48, 7:22, 8:04, 7:53, 7:42, 8:00 and 7:59 avg for .22. Overall average pace 7:42. I've lost about 5-6 lbs in the last month. That's a lot for me.