am) 14 miles.
Jeff, Bob and I (Jeff could see Bob) met for a track session. Bob and I were playing domestique to Jeff as he ran 2 X 3 miles at tempo effort. Jeff could very well be the top amateur at Ironman Hawaii next month... you heard it here. The first 3 miles were in 16:37 (5:32 pace) and the second went in ~17:00 but we descended the paces each mile and finished with a 5:20. I won.
pm) 7 miles. Met up with Bob again and had more good conversation. Started the run feeling almost "high". Not quite blood sugar low high... it was different and in a good way. I feel better today than I have in forever. High energy, super positive attitude and literally zero fatigue and not an ache in sight. In every way I should feel hammered right now as the last 8 days have seen 8 hard days of running. 5 days of 20+ mile runs, 3 track sessions, 1 hill workout, 1 long- hilly tempo run, and a solid long run... it's weeks like this that instill in me the confidence that I can work hard enough to reach my goals. But because I know that I am capable of crushing myself in training, tomorrow is an easy recovery day.