Met Cody and Paul and drove up into Franklin Basin. We ran 8 miles up Franklin Basin road at a slow pace (8:30-9:00 miles or so), but it was gravel and averaged 4% uphill (1500 feet uphill total). We turned around and averaged under 6:30 for the way back- in fact the last three were under 6:00 pace, as fast as 5:45 or so. It was nice to know I can run that fast at the end of a long week and pretty good run. The weather was great- first cool run this whole week. The temp was 50 deg or so, rather than all my other runs which have been above 85-90 deg. No animals to note other than a bunch of cows. Time 2:00:27.
After the run, I drove to campus and ran 2 miles on the grass. Then I played 2 hours of awesome (yet hot) ultimate frisbee- little bit of cross training. Finally went home for breakfast at 12:30 pm. Good mileage for the week.
Ascend- 25- You know it's a real, real good week when you wear trail shoes 5 out of 6 days!
One item of note- 4 of my runs were on trail. I noticed that if you add up the time I was running on those trails and assume that I were instead running at a descent pace (say 7:00-7:15 miles) for that same time, I would have ended up with about 4 more miles for the week, putting me at 81. So trail runs are much funner and easier on my body but slightly lower my mileage.