Running 2:41:58  21.91 km (7:24 / km)
Annual end of April trip to Michigan for Trail Marathon weekend. Bummed that it conflicted with RTR this year, but always excited for Earl's first big adventure of the year. We headed down Friday and had a prime campsite right on a lake. Friends arrived later and we had a fun but early evening around the fire.
I was super pumped for this race - achilles is feeling good and I'm feeling really strong right now after a consistent winter of training. It was the most ready I've felt for a race in awhile, which gave me a lot of confidence. Started a bit under pace but after a couple of miles started trying to move up and be consistent for the rest of the race. Felt so good and strong and had to tell myself to keep it in my pants until the 10M mark. No real energy dips or negative thoughts went through my brain at all and every step was enjoyable. I actually set a goal for this race of being under my time from last year and ended up about 12 minutes faster, which I was super happy with. And even better, everything felt good the next day too, which was a pleasant surprise!