Running long (Trails) 1:03:26  7.8 mi (8:08 / mi)
rhr:55 slept:8.0 shoes: Merril Trail Shoes
Hit the mountain range between Mountain's Edge and Southern Highlands. Followed a trail service road alongside the train tracks. Climbed the first mountain. Uphill was easier than I thought it would be, but I still had to walk parts of it. The downhill was insanely fast. Then I went to the next mountain and climbed that. It was less steep (incline-wise) but was longer. There was a fair amount of walking on this one. Took the saddle to the third peak. By the time I turned around, the sun was just out of view (sunset). I imediately went down to the wash and followed that back to the service road. No issues until the last half mile. My knee had a sharp pain that reduced me to walking. I think this might be an issue of lack of range of motion for several miles. Maybe an IT band issue? Gotta figure out what that means. Just a guess at this point. I now feel confident running at night. Lots of self-doubt, but I just pushed through that. It still sucks to run at night by myself. My temperature regulation was spot on. Glad I thought about bringing the windbreaker for when it got dark. Nutrition was good as well. Used Powerbar gummies every mile and a Hammer gel halfway through.