14th- Day off
15th- I got about 3 hours of sleep and met up with AG and LL for a run. They had already done 6.5 miles when I met up with them. LL ran another 4 with us before turning around since the loop AG and I were doing was more than LL wanted. We started from Eagle lake and ran out to Aunt Betty's, then over to Parkman before heading up around the mountain back to Eagle lake the short way. 12.2 miles, 1:23:40. It's a pretty hilly loop and a shorter version of what I used to do for long runs, but for now this was good and we kept it conversational other than the last bit near the top when I started breathing a little heavier, but still able to talk. AG wasn't breathing hardly at all. He'll be ready in 3 weeks. AG kept going for another 6 miles or so. I felt really good and better as I went which is what normally happens when I run longer. Hopefully within a month or so I'll be running 20+ milers as effortlessly as AG was.
Autumn for the second year in a row finished the Bradbury trail series and made Badass status. She is going to have more Badass sweatshirts than me soon. I'd like to talk them into making a 12 mile race on the west side instead of the east side of the park, up summit down switchback over and over. Going fast on the east side trails is like trying to chug peanut butter.