am) 5 miles. I drove down to Boulder to run something, I wasn't sure what it was going to be. I got there and the track was packed with a football team and several of the best runners in the country and the best triathlete in the world right now- Matt Reed. I jogged for a few miles then messed around with a half hearted attempt at an interval before realizing it was loud. I couldn't focus and I didn't really want to be around people. If that's a problem then I'm OK with it. So I drove home.
am) Got home then: 9 miles at altitude in 54:09 (6:01 pace).
My brain was off today- more than usual- I left my HR monitor at home and walked out the door to see how tough I was. I simply ran hard up the hills and tried to hold 5:30 pace down. The graph above shows the course- not the hilliest I have but solid for sure. I stopped at half way and threw up Lime Gatorade and half a Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar. After the hill at 8.2 (steepest hill of the run) I was completely hypoxic and my lips and fingers tingled and I remember thinking that the sky was really blue and the trees were soooo green. It was beautiful.
I wore heavy Mizuno trainers for this... kind of wish I had worn my Lunaracers.