am) 8 miles in 54:14 (6:47 pace) at 8500ft altitude on a course that had 10% grades. HR averaged 152. I walked out the door this morning not thinking it might be cold. A 1/2 mile in to the run I was freezing so I decided to push and try to warm-up. If yesterday was my worst run in months... today may have been one of the better. I started to feel incredibly good. I ignored my HR though and just cruised how I felt.
I made my super bad ass cookie bread last night and ate almost the whole pan. They're very healthy and crazy high in carbohydrate. The only fat is from walnuts and egg yolk.
pm) Another great run for me. Tonight was a little hillier than the morning run but I still ran strong. 6 miles in 42:30 (7:05 pace) with a MAX HR of 151/ 144 average. I felt effortless and smooth. 6 months ago I wondered if it would even be possible to do these runs at 8000+ft on the hills we have.