I got up at 5 AM today and ran two loops around Blanchard Mountain, on the old Blanchard Ultra loop. 22 miles. The farthest I've gone in a while.
I wasn't quick, but pretty steady. Hike the hills, jog the flats, run the downhills. I'm encouraged by the improvement.
Great weather today--hitting the mid-to high 80s Saw a big frog. The first huckleberries of the year. A number of different types of flowers.