This past weekend, Karen and I ran 17 trail miles on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. Beautiful days, both! I felt strong during both runs and even better this morning for my predawn 8 (which is a rarity for my a.m. runs). This week I begin 3 days in a row of long runs - Fri, Sat, Sun - in preparation for the 3-day (70 miles) Western States training camp. No, I'm not running WS, just participating in the training camp. I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm as tough as me thinks I yam. All this to prep for the Mt. Hood 50-miler at the end of July. My butt's already puckerin' at the thought!