Nice run this evening in relatively cool but very humid conditions. Was ungrogging from a nap for the first mile or so, but still felt strong throughout. I hit the trails behind my house, running a lollipop loop out to the lake and back, and then adding another small loop that goes through a swamp.
This latter section is now tricky, since a snowmobile bridge going over a brook is in very bad shape and is resting on top of the water. When you walk across it (I dare not run on it), it sinks into the water and looks like it could break apart at any moment. It was right before this section that I also saw a deer. I have been seeing a lot of them lately.
Western States logistical preparations continue. Like Damon said in a recent blog post, I share a chief concern with him about flying over and something going awry with that. Having two connections on the way over just makes me nervous. But I'm flying out the Wednesday before the race, which should give me plenty of time... but still.
Ran 8.1 miles @ 8:40/mile pace.
Trails, fire roads.
Lower 60s, overcast, humid.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.