AM- Long trail run with Cody. We parked at First Dam and ran up the river trail to Guinivah Malibu (trail is very passable the whole way), averaging 8-8:30 miles. Then we ran up to the Wind Caves- the trail is in perfect condition. It climbs 1000 ft in just under 2 miles, so we averaged 11:50's up. Then we turned around and ran back to the start of the river trail. Last week I bonked hard at mile 16- this week I felt GREAT the whole way. We even had a few sub-7 miles towards the end. We turned around again at Stokes parking lot and ran up 2 miles (onto the singletrack), then finally ran back to First Dam. 20 miles in 2:48:31 (8:24 avg) with about 3000 ft climbing. The weather was gorgeous, the trail was in great condition, I had a good time talking to Cody, and I felt fabulous. I can't imagine a better start to a day.
PM- Ran to the park with the stroller to give the wife a break. Went the long way to get 2.5 miles, rather than just 2. Why 2.5, you ask? Just wait till Cody updates his blog today, and it should be obvious.