I met Jared, Dave, and Bret at Kneaders in Ogden at 7:00. There was a couple inches of snow on the roads, so my motivation to get the pickups in was quite low. We were barely running 8:00/mile pace on the warmup, so I was not thrilled with trying to get down into the 5:00s. But after six miles of slogging through the snow with the guys, I started my first 20 minutes. I hit that at 5:31/mile pace, which I thought was pretty good considering the snow. The effort was certainly strong. 5 minutes of rest and then the second pickup. I ran that one at 5:23/mile pace. The effort was definitely good on that one. I skipped the fast pickups at the end due to the slick conditions.
Overall, it was a good run and it was my highest mileage in a week since September.
PM: Ben and I tackled Malans Peak in the freshly fallen snow, it was really slow going on the second half of the climb. But the night views of the mountain snow and the city lights was worth it, avg pace 15:15/mile.