Lone Tree loop - 8:30 a.m.
clear, mid 50's, trail muddy in spots
mind/body - good/good
Actually 22.38 myles to be exact. That turns out to be 6:54/mile with 2600ft of elevation gain! Now that's what I'm talkin' about - a long run with elevation and speed! This is the kind of run that makes me keep running. They don't happen very often but when they do, boy are they special!
I did 7 loops over at Lone Tree with even splits: 18:19, 18:22, 18:19, 18:06, 18:17, 18:21, 18:15. Each loop is 2.7 myles with 328 ft of elevation gain. I felt solid throughout but I have to admit the last loop up the grind was tough. I took one water bottle and two C2 Powergels and I noticed instant energy from the gels like never before. I think the reason being is because of my diet. I've been eating more whole foods, less fat, and nothing processed or fried. Maybe revamping my diet is what I needed all long.