AM- When I get 5.5 hours or less of sleep and try to wake up before 5 am, my body generally rebels and wins the sleep battle. If I get more than 6 or 6.5 hours of sleep, I can usually get out of bed. Last night was 5 hours of sleep, so my body won. Hence, my morning run was 5 miles instead of 10. Looking forward to running Jardine Juniper with Cody and Joe tonight- my favorite trail.
PM- Jardine Juniper with Cody and Joe. This is my all time favorite trail in Logan, but I only do it about once per year. It is 10 miles with 2000 ft climbing, but very, very runnable and a great trail. My fastest time ever is 1:16:56, though I think 1:13-1:15 is very possible. The run was great- the trail was in good condition, weather was very nice. We ran up at an easy pace, reaching mile 4 in 43 min (about 3 min slower than record pace). Ran the top loop fairly easy, too, but then Joe took the lead on the downhill and really pushed the pace. We averaged 5:58 min miles the whole way down, running the last 4 miles in 23:51- a full minute faster than ever before. Despite the easy start, we finished in 1:17:51- I need to go later this year and set a decent record. But it was a great run that I enjoyed with the two guys- they are both going to be great competition at Logan Peak in a few weeks. I have a feeling that the fast miles just ruined my BW tomorrow, though, but it was worth it.
After I dropped them off, I ran 4 more miles, then took a quick shower and went to a church meeting. Finally got home at 10 pm, 17 hours after I left this morning. Long, tiring day, but the run was great.