This morning myself,Greg and Jen headed up too the Stowe 8 Miler, Part of the grand prix series. Going into the race I wasn't sure what to expect my training has not been that great the past couple weeks and I figured it would go one of two ways. Unfortunately it went much like my past weeks of training. I got out in a group with Jim and Sam and had thoughts that we could work together and run around 540 pace or quicker. After the first mile in 5:37 I knew it was going to be tough as it didn't feel nearly as easy as I would have liked. The rest of the race went pretty much the same places where I thought I could move I didn't and places that were hilly I slowed more. After the 6 mile mark in which I saw 6 mins on my watch all I wanted to do was hang on to the group which I couldn't seem to do. Overall I think I needed to have a race like this, I have been slacking on the miles and a race like this just reminds me that I am not talented enough to run 45-50 miles a week and race the way I want too.