run 53:53  8.89 km (6:04 / km)
shoes: ON Cloudventure
warmup. Then 40 minutes steady. A bit of a murky term, steady. It's meant to be significantly more than just joggy joggy, and just a smidge below tempo. Then throw the usual Valley undulations in the mix and some serious judgment has to be brought to bear on just what Jordan means by "steady". I generally lean a bit toward the aggressive and so I went out hard and held on until the 40 minutes was up. Then staggered home.
Lovely trails on a lovely morning with a half moon to start. Turned my headlight off after 10 minutes and ran in the dark just for the mystery of it.