Definitely excited for UROC in 6 weeks. They continue to add more elite runners- the most recent is Ian Sharman. Looks like it will be a fun race. They even put a page with all 26 of the elite runners (so far) on it, including me. Link here. If anyone else is interested, I encourage you to throw your name in the pot.
PM- picked up Barry right after work and drove straight to the wonderfully-fandibulous Dupont State Forest trails, where we spent the next 2 hrs 54 min hours sweating our way along 18 miles of beautifully-runnable singletrack with 2600 ft gain. Saw 2 people the whole time. What a great run. Even had to do the last 45 min in the dark. The downside is I didn't get home until 11 pm, so I never saw my daughters all day. Last time I was at Dupont, I ran 20 miles in 2:47. Today, 18 miles in 2:54. The difference? It was about 40-50 deg warmer today. If you don't think that matters, let me show you my backpack from today, absolutely soaked through with my sweat.
95 miles Mon-Fri this week. Sounds like a good training week to me.