2:20. My main goal today was to simply run more than GZ... he's killing it right now and it's motivating me to see it.
Most of you will find this kooky. Today was maybe the best run of my life next to my 50 mile race. I'm not entirely sure how to explain it. In the 50 mile race I thought I felt a mind/ body connection, but during today's run I felt the same thing and it's more like a mind/ body disconnection. It was freezing cold with a cloud ceiling of maybe 8500ft, so I headed up in to the clouds and was completely socked in. I couldn't see more than maybe 50ft in front of me, like I was in bubble. Completely silent. Maybe this helped, but I found myself numb and it was just my brain that worked. Like I couldn't feel the road or my legs... there was just nothing there. I had the sensation of running but my body wasn't registering any of it. Almost like riding in a car and watching the miles go by. I was flying up some of the hills running at what would have felt 'hard' but I didn't feel it. I knew I should have but there was nothing. 15% grades at 9000ft were effortless. No fatigue, no sensation of effort at all. This description doesn't explain it well because I'm not sure what it was. "Beautiful" maybe? I don't even care how far I ran, I just want to know how to feel that again.