I'm back after a tremendous backpack trip into the cauldron of Grand Canyon. Non-maintained trails when they could be reliably found, huge drop-offs, nobody within miles in the canyon, no emergency out if things went wrong, and 23 pounds of water on my back made for a great trip.
I got back last night and had a wonderful day, er, not, in the office, but made up for it with ten miles in 7:28 a mile. Felt loose and easy, although I'm a little tight now. No biggee.
The plan for the next few weeks is to run good this week and just hold on as best I can until late September when I will start on a structured marathon plan leading up to the January 30 race. Details will be obvious as they develop.