I've had a nice lax time since Bryce. I wanted to take time unstructured to recover fully despite the fact that I felt great from the day after the race. Like way better than I thought I would. I attribute it to a conservative consistent pace the whole time. Faster harder efforts are harder on the body I think. I had many very sweet people, comments, and gifts given after the race. I so appreciate that! Yes I do this crazy stuff all the time but Bryce was something special for me and I appreciated the extra acknowledgment and kindness.
The hard fast pace definitely felt different than ultra lace but was fun to run with a long open stride. Wanted to run it under 35 and I finished in 33:18 with a win! Came away with enough money to pay for the race entry so that was nice.
We also enjoyed a week in Yellowstone and Grand Teton as a family the week before Bryce. Such a wonderful trip! It's been a good summer so far.