Tom--I'm glad you had an enjoyable day. I have always admired your creativity and verve. I'm not surprised you crafted a new way to inject an error into an otherwise good run. If you'd like to expunge these issues, I know some training at Hickory Run which could right your ship.
Also, I see Petr outpaced you both days. I'm not surprised by that, either. Fleet of foot, but of questionable mind, our friend Tom hurtles through time and space.
I'm blaming the gluten intolerance - mental fog you know
I sense trail running in your future. Come to the dark side, Tom_O.
I think I'm missing the ultra gene.
You don't need to do ultras! Plenty of awesome sub-ultra trail racing out there. Pretzel City Sports, Uberendurance Sports, and UltraSignup all have many, many non-ultra options.