Today I ran 16 miles on the trail and felt really strong. It looked like this:
16 miles in 2:36
Averaged 9:47/mile 150 beats per minute heart rate
I don't know why I felt so good. I went to bed late last night after a performance, felt tired this morning, forgot most of the food I was supposed to bring on the run. I just don't get it. I ended up eating a mocha cliff shot gel, two really stale pretzels that I found in my Camelbak, and a couple of Powerade gel blocks.
My favorite part of the run was when I tripped on a rock with less than 100 yards to go. I landed on my knee, and rolled. It wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. I guess it might be time to consider getting rid of the hair on my legs again. (sigh)