I felt calm before this morning's long run, even though I was aware that I was jumping up a bit in mileage. I enjoyed running on the Iron Horse Trail and tried running north (toward Concord) before doing a southward loop (toward Alamo). I let myself run at a comfortable pace and ended up averaging around 10:20, which is faster than usual for my long runs.
The 18 mile run went great, and I had plenty of energy in the last few miles! In fact, the final mile before the cooldown was my fastest! Now I'm a little tired, but pleased that I ran 46 miles this week.