AM Long Run: 5, 4, 2 miles at MP: IT got too hard to compelte the planned 54321. I was working really hard and nt feeling to great aerobiaclly on the last miles of each 5 and 4. 2miles was cutting short the 3mile rep, after really getting deep in to the well to maintain 6:45 pace. Guess I'm not as far along as I thought. 23.3 miles total - 3:02:50. Soakedin the warm bath, and took a nap.
That helped to recover. The family went for a hike in borwn county after my nap. Trail A (horse trail). About 0.75 miles into the 2 mile loop (down and back up), we had a close encounter with a pissed off timber rattler. Crazy! With probably thousands of trail miles logged, this was the closest I have ever come to a rattle snake encounter/bite. Fortunatley, it rattled very loudly, and was about 15-20 feet away. I did catch a glimpse of it enough to see how big it was. about 5-6 feet, and a pretty impresive girth. We high-tailed it back the opposite direction.