Experienced a vision during this morning's run. The sun was rising behind the clouds. Looked like a high, steep canyon. The clouds formed a a dark wall from all the way north to south east across the sky, yet along the rim color and light. Well kinda a surreal canyon. Anyway, it was cool.
Also, something about this tread has kick-started my running. I ran the same 9.3 course I did yesterday, but averaged 9 min 9 sec miles. It was a few degrees warmer (40+) so I did not wear merino pants. I did this after reading the cold run clothing posts.
Eugene, you need to run a 100! We will all become gazelles.
Another thing I did before the run because my calves felt tight and sore from yesterday is I rubbed menthol gel on them really well.
Really focused on form. Picking up my feet. Shifting gears up a bit when going up hill.
Beyond the form and gel, I really believe thinking about running rim2rim or rim2rim2rim in the future was magical. What else could it be.
Please, no referring to my improvement as 9-9-9 (miles, min, sec). : )