am) 8.8 miles in 1:02:03. 7:02 pace feeling relaxed and easy.
I will clarify what my problem is. I live in the most beautiful place ever in my eyes. It's hilly and at high altitude and I love running here. This morning I ran before the sun was up, 37 degrees with the smell of wood smoke in the air. The sun came up and my mind was free and at peace. In order for me to run well at Chicago (or so I and many others believe) I need to drive down and hit key workouts on the flats. I'm sick of feeling the need to run in a place I don't want to. I simply want to run in the mountains and watch the sunrise and breath the mountain air and think mountain thoughts and run how I feel. I absolutely love running up here but I feel that it will hurt my chances of running well at Chicago. This idea is what I'm burnt out on. I don't want to train for Chicago, but all I want to do is train. So my wife has told me to forget Chicago, or rather forget training FOR Chicago and just go out and run the way I love to. If it ruins my race at Chicago then so be it.