I met Ken, Ben, Jason, and Jared at the 21st Street Pond. We warmed up to the canyon and then I tempo-ed four miles back to the pond. It was my quickest tempo on that particular route.
Splits: 5:01 4:55 4:51 4:57
It was an eventful morning. When we showed up to the parking lot, there was a drugged out guy in his mid-30s acting crazy shining a flashlight at us and then we realized he was also waving a knife around. He pointed at Ken and then raised the knife to his own neck, while Ken was still safely in his car. Ken called 911. The guy wandered off up the Parkway without ever saying a word to us or responding to us. Five minutes later he was face down on the concrete, handcuffed and surrounded by 4-5 cops.
Then later on the warm-up we had to run through some sprinklers and Jason, trying to avoid getting wet tried to cut in front of me and go around the sprinklers, but ran into me, caught my trail leg and I hip-planted hard on the Parkway. My right hip hurts still; I think it's going to have a big bruise.