am) 10 miles in 1:06 with 8 X 10" maximum effort hill repeats.
pm) 7 miles in 44:50. As small as this run may have been in the big picture of my miles- this was possibly the best run I've had in several years. Tonight I practiced a little brain training and worked on resetting my thoughts on what I'm feeling and why. My last mile tonight was in 5:54 and it literally felt like a 7:00 mile... effortless. My logs show that I should be tired, but there's no fatigue at all. I finished reading "Brain Training for Runners" a few days ago and am now part way through it again. I've already started to work with my athletes on the concepts that I am not only reading about but am using for myself. I am figuring out ways to convey to my athletes what they should be feeling based on my own experience. BJ has already had one of the biggest breakthroughs of his life on his long run this morning. He ran so well he thought that something was wrong (seriously).
Part of why I am feeling so good is that I have made significant diet changes that have put me at 139-140 pounds for the last week, the lightest I have been (while fully hydrated) for any length of time and the changes have actually helped my recovery and ramped up my metabolism and my energy is flowing freely. Like I said, I should be tired but I feel like I just took a rest week. The minus 5# is part of why I am recovering and feeling so fast.