Katie and I had planned on 8 miles of trails at the DePauw Nature Park. We started out fast as we could feel the energy. One not letting the other get ahead. 2 miles in and a 7:40 pace. We needed some hills and we found them. For some reason I must be sick. I wanted all the hills I could get. Feel like you are really accomplishing something when you power up a big hill. It feels great and you can feel it working your legs. Wow, Awesome!! 3 more solid miles and lots of hills later we haven't dropped off the pace too much. Still an 8:10 pace through 5 miles. Pretty awesome for lots of hills. We finished up the 8.1 mile run at a 8:13 pace. Pretty amazing I think considering we had almost 1000 ft of elevation. We finish the last 1/4 mile at an all out sprint. Katie showed me who was boss yet again at the end of this run as she powered away all I could do is shake my head and wonder what its gonna take to beat her. My legs felt great but just couldn't stay up the last 1/4 mile. OK, I love trails!! There, I said it!! I love the trails!! Trails Rock!! Run Nerd's Rock!! Roads are now only when necessary!! Yes, I've been converted. Trail runner for life!! Thanks Katie, now I've discovered the key to your speed. Frank Shorter once said, "Hills are speed work in disguise." Her love of the hills and trails have made her into the speedy machine she is today. Secret's out now. You're mine!!