|Trail run, 7.48 mi / 1:16|
Notes: I did a very hilly loop repeat with 1400′ of climbing. The climbing was a bit challenging on the last circuit but overall I felt good. I started with my buddy and we went at a slow pace but he bailed after the first section so I sped it up just slightly, first three miles were about 11:00 pace and the last four were about 9:30 -10:00 pace. Achilles was “there” for the first couple miles, no pain, but it made itself known, then after about mile 3 it disappeared. I will be doing all my long runs with my hydration backpack from now on as I plan to wear it in the race.