Had another great run today. Today was shorter, but on a bit of a tougher route. Technical trails throughout, with the exception of a steep, one mile climb on a dirt road. Very pleased with the pace and it didn't feel like it took that much effort to achieve it. I don't think I've ever run this route this fast.
Presently, I'm feeling pretty good about how I'll do at Western States. Got a boost the other day as my uncle John will be flying out to help crew. I got an all-star team helping me out with him in addition to my father, brother, Danny, and of course Stephen who is going to pace me the final 38 miles. A family friend, Brooke, may be joining to crew also. Yessir, it'll be fun.
I'm planning on a rest day tomorrow, and then I'm tentatively planning on a light run on Friday and then a bigger run on Saturday. After that, hay is in the barn and it's time to taper down for the Big Show!
Ran 4.7 miles @ 8:22/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 150/169
Technical trails, dirt roads.
Lower 70s, mostly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.