21.52 miles, 3:30 and a near perfect out-&-back splits. 9:45 pace and felt really solid for the whole run. Nice to run on the trail and save the wear and tear that comes from running on the road.

Saw some great stuff too. Lots of mallards and geese of course, but also a great blue heron and a huge hawk.

Long stretches of trail where I was alone, and far enough away from the road where all I heard was my footfalls and breathing.

Lovin’ the long run, and feelin’ a lot better about the race at the end of the month.